The Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce and Business Women’s Network ( BWN ) announced the 2013 Athena award nominees.
On a bi-annual basis the BWN hosts its Athena Awards. The ATHENA Leadership Model is unique in that it focuses on personal traits of strong, successful leaders. It captures the spirit and collaborative leadership style often exemplified in women leaders, while also recognizing the importance of traits such as courageous acts and fierce advocacy in the pursuit of excellence. The ATHENA Leadership Model tenets include Authentic Self, Celebration and Joy, Collaboration, Courageous Acts, Fierce Advocacy, Giving Back, Learning and Relationships, and provide a model for 21st Century leadership.
Nominees for this year’s award are Stephen Fleck (owner of Changez Salon); Vonnie Miller (administrative manager from Stagecrafters Baldwin Theatre); Dawne Ripinski (real estate agent from Team Ripinski Century 21 Town & Country); Carolyn Sinai (Changing Woman Sisterhood) Rebecca Sorensen (Senior Vice President from UBS Financial Services); and Dr. Anna Saylor-Wither (Doctor of Chiropractic and owner of Van Every Family Chiropractic).
The Twelfth Annual Athena Awards Banquet will be held on Wednesday, September 18 at Club Venetian in Madison Heights. For more information call the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce at 248 – 547 – 4000.
Pictured- Left to Right: Rebecca Sorenson, Vonnie Miller, Anna Saylor-Wither, Dawne Ripinski, Steven Fleck & Carolyn Sanai.