• Celebration of Leaders &
    ATHENA Awards 2021

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  • Each year the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce recognizes exceptional contributions and service to the Mountain View community by businesses, organizations, and individuals. On June 17, 2021 - online for the first time - we were excited to add the ATHENA Awards to the festivities, as well as recognize those who were particularly exemplary in helping others during the pandemic.

  • 2021 HONOREES

    Outstanding Business (large or small) - Trader Joe's

    Outstanding Organizations - Day Worker Center and Community Health Awareness Council – CHAC

    Outstanding Business Person - Jeff Weinberg, JW Catering

    Outstanding Contribution to Remote Learning - Superintendent Dr. Nellie Meyer and Superintendent Dr. Ayinde Rudolph

    Outstanding Community Builder - IdaRose Sylvester, Appetite for Good

    Outstanding Contribution to Food Access - Community Services Agency of Mountain View, Los Altos & Los Altos Hills

    ATHENA Award - Eonis Cibrian Pelayo, Community Services Agency

    Several of our community organizations will also be honoring their Outstanding Volunteers.


    Quadre - Danielle Makler

    Mountain View Public Safety Foundation - Amber Wilson

    Community Services Agency (CSA) - Jolee Crosson

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  • About the ATHENA Leadership Award

  • Supporting, developing and honoring women leaders; Inspiring women to achieve their full potential; Creating balance in leadership worldwide.

    The ATHENA Leadership Award® is presented annually by chambers of commerce women’s organizations and universities. The award is established through local host organizations in partnership with ATHENA International’s national underwriters, local businesses, and individual sponsors.

    The ATHENA Leadership Award® was inspired by the goddess of Greek mythology known for her strength, courage, wisdom and enlightenment—qualities embodied in the ATHENA Leadership Model®.


    The Award is unique in both scope—local, national and international—and the ATHENA mission upon which it is based. The ATHENA Leadership Award® is presented to a person who is honored for professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills.


    Since the program’s inception in 1982, nearly 6,000 exemplary leaders in over 500 communities have received the prestigious ATHENA Award in the United States, Bermuda, Canada, China, Greece, India, Russia, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. By honoring exceptional leaders, the ATHENA Leadership Award® Program seeks to inspire others to achieve excellence in their professional and personal lives.


    Past ATHENA Award Recipients: Laura Blakely (2019)Lisa Gauthier (2018) • Brigitte Sarraf (2017) • Maria Marroquin (2016) • Leane Reelfs (2016) • Kathy Thibodeaux (2015) • Jessica Nowaski (2014) • Betsy Nikolchev (2013) • Laura Macias (2012) • Debbie K. Villa (2011) • Margaret Abe-Koga (2010) • Pamela Martello (2009) • Erin Brennock (2008)  • Iris Harrell (2007) • Monique Kane (2006) • Angela McConnell (2005) • Laurie Moore (2004) • Lucinda Tatman (2003) • Susan Hamilton (2001) • Martha Maris (2000) • Karen Cabello (1999) • Nancy Noe (1998) • Kate Wakerly (1997) • Lucille Young (1996) • Jean Hollands (1995) • Jennifer Konecny (1994) • Jane Shaw (1993) • Rosiland Bivings (1992) • Nancy Gee (1991)


    Past ATHENA Young Professional Recipients: Nicole Fargo Nosich (2019)Katie Nelson (2018) • Laura Terry-Green (2017) Diana Bautista (2016) • Aila Malik (2015) • Davida Brooks (2014) • Darelda Medina (2013) • Carolyn Hopkins-Vasquez (2012) • Alison Hopkins (2011) • Sara Jorgensen (2010)

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