FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ATHENA International Award Finalists Announced

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Monday, 20 March 2017 Kelly Scott, 303-458-0220,

ATHENA International Award Finalists Announced

Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce to Honor Top Women Influencers at 20th Annual Luncheon and Conference

DENVER, 20 March 2017 – The Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce announced today the finalists for the 20th annual ATHENA Leadership Award Luncheon and Conference.

The three finalists for the ATHENA Leadership Award are Jean Galloway, Partner, Prosono; Nita Mosby Tyler, Ph.D., Chief Catalyst & Founder, The Equity Project, LLC; and Shari Shink, Founder & President Emeritus, Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center.

The ATHENA Leadership Award is presented to a woman or man 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, more than 7,000 exemplary leaders in over 500 communities have received the prestigious ATHENA Leadership Award.

Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees: Betsy Wiersma, Founder & President, Wiersma Experience Marketing/CampExperience; Carrie Scott, Chief Operating Officer, Solace Home Healthcare; Gayle Crawford, Physician & Owner, Westside Women’s Care; Jessica Stutz, Special Markets Lending Director, Colorado Lending Source; Kathy Nesbitt, Vice President, Employee and Information Services, University of Colorado; Laurel Walk, Lending Director, Colorado Lending Source, Sandi Mays, Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Zayo Group, Tammy Rivera Berberick, Chief Executive Officer, Crestcom International, Inc.

The Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce has been awarding the ATHENA to one outstanding woman for the past 20 years. This year’s event will be Wednesday, April 12, 2017, from 11 am – 5 pm at The Ritz-Carlton, Denver. Jodi Rolland, Market Executive, Global Commercial Banking Colorado State and Denver Market President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Sarah Herron, “Bachelor” Contestant and Founder & CEO of SheLift will be speaking at the luncheon. The corresponding conference will focus on leveraging influence in your career and will feature guest speakers from the Denver business community. For tickets and information, visit