WIPP President Barbara Kasoff,NP Mary Schnack,CoalitionPartner Martha Mertz to Speak at ATHENASummit
Monday, April 11, 2011
CONTACT: Dianne Dinkel
President & CEO, ATHENA International
TO SPEAK AT ATHENA INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
attracts and honors women leaders from all over the world.
CHICAGO, IL – April 11, 2011 – Mary Schnack
of Arizona-based Mary Schnack & Associates will give an opening day keynote
address at "Advancing Women’s Leadership: Leading with Impact,” ATHENA
International’s 17th annual International Leadership Summit on May 2nd &
3rd at the Mid-America Club in Chicago, IL. The annual event attracts hundreds
of women leaders from all over the world.
An ATHENA International board member, Schnack
will speak on "Seven Things I’ve Learned from Having Cancer Seven Times—And How
They Apply to Your Business and Personal Life,” a powerful motivational
presentation on overcoming obstacles. Martha Mertz of Sedona, AZ, Founder of
ATHENA International and author of "Becoming ATHENA: Eight Principles of
Enlightened Leadership” will provide the closing keynote address at the May 3
A highlight of the summit is the presentation
of the Global ATHENA Awards to exemplary leaders and organizations whose body
of work has positive national and/or global impact for women and girls. The Global
ATHENA Award is ATHENA’s highest honor and its presentation one of the Summit's
long-standing and most anticipated traditions. Among the previous recipients
have been Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, NPR’s Nina Totenberg, and former
Congresswoman Patricia Schroeder.
At this year’s Summit, ATHENA International
will present the 2011 Global ATHENA Leadership Award to Maureen Kempston
Darkes, retired General Motors Group Vice President; President, GM Latin
America, Africa and Middle East. The 2011 Global ATHENA Young Professional
Leadership Award will be presented to Erika Harold Miss America 2003. The
Global ATHENA Organizational Award will be presented to Women Impacting Public
ATHENA International will also recognize
Frances Hesselbein, President and CEO of the Leader to Leader Institute
(formerly the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management) and 2001
Global ATHENA Leadership Award Recipient with a lifetime achievement award.
To register, visit www.athenainternational.org.
About ATHENA International
Founded 29 years ago, ATHENA International™
is known for building women leaders and recognizing leadership initiatives
The organization is headquartered in Chicago
and is well known for its award programs that have honored over 6,100 women
leaders in more than eight countries. ATHENA is proud to acknowledge KPMG as
international underwriter. For more information, call 312.580.0111 or visit the
organization's website at http://www.athenainternational.org.