ATHENA Award Nomination

The ATHENA program is all about celebrating, inspiring and advocating for women leaders and the contributions they make to our community. The event, held on March 20, will honor two exceptional professionals and leaders in our community.

The ATHENA Award is intended to honor exceptional professionals and leaders, thus inspiring others to achieve excellence in their professional and personal lives. Award recipients will be individuals who have not only attained professional excellence and served the community, but also those who have actively assisted women in their achievement of professional excellence and leadership skills. They also will have contributed their time and energy to improving quality of life for others in the community.

Want to nominate someone for the Virginia Fry Rising Star Award? Click here for the nomination form.

Nominees must be living and must have provided such service in the Springfield area. Individuals currently serving on the Chamber’s board of directors are ineligible.

To submit a nomination, fill out the form below. You may also download a PDF of the form by clicking the link below, filling it out and emailing it to

Click here to view the fillable PDF form. Be sure to download and save it after filling it out.

The deadline for nominations is Dec. 1, 2023 at 5 p.m.

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