We are excited to announce that InteraWorks CEO Laurie Oswald has been nominated for the prestigious 2022 ATHENA Award in Nashville, Tennessee. Now in its 32nd year, the annual award celebrates women who demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their profession, contribute to their community, and unselfish assistance to women and women’s issues.
“I am incredibly honored to be nominated alongside so many amazing women, all of whom are changing the landscape for professional women at all levels,” said Oswald, a first-time nominee. “I look around me and am both humbled and inspired by the other nominees. The impact we’ve made individually and collectively continues to create more support, resources, and opportunities for women to rise and lead. It makes me hopeful and excited about the future.”
Previous ATHENA Award winners include Middle Tennessee luminaries Mendy Mazzo, corporate senior vice president of national business development at Skanska USA, Kee Bryant-McCormick, an attorney with Bone McAllester Norton, PLLC, Katherine Brown, Director of Communications for the Tennessee Community Engaged Alliance Against COVID-19 (TNCEAL), Nancy Corley, attorney with Corley Henard Lyle Langford PLC, Linda Peek Schacht, founding director of Lipscomb University’s Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership, and DarKenya W. Waller, JD, MBA, Executive Director at Legal Aid Society of Middle TN and the Cumberlands.
Named for the mythological Greek goddess of the same name. Athena represents attributes including wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, strategic warfare, strength, strategy, and skill. Her spirit lives on in women who use their vision and persistence daily to excel, while reaching out to open doors and blaze new trails for others to follow.
Each year, during Women’s History Month in March, Nashville joins more than 500 communities throughout the United States, Canada, China, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Bermuda, Greece, India, and the United Kingdom in honoring exceptional women leaders who inspire others to achieve excellence in their own professional and personal lives.
Under the auspices of Cable, Tennessee’s premier leadership organization for women’s professional advancement, this year’s ATHENA Award ceremony will be held March 31st in Nashville. In addition, the ceremony includes the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award and Scholarship. The scholarship was created in 2011 to highlight emerging women leaders between the ages of 25-40 who demonstrate excellence in their profession and improve the quality of life for others in the community while serving as role models for other young women both personally and professionally.
The 32nd Annual Nashville ATHENA Award and Scholarship Program will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2022.
Learn more about the Athena Awards here: https://nashvillecable.org/advocacy/athena/
Cathey Stamps, Marketing and Relationship Lead
About InteraWorks: InteraWorks is a global learning company on a mission to elevate the human experience at work. Specializing in professional development and performance enablement, they offer top-rated learning programs including Effective Edge, Best Year Yet, and the Essentials series. Their integrated learning framework and online tools generate immediate and sustainable breakthroughs in performance. Through decades of working at all levels in enterprise companies across many industries, they’ve built a reputation for helping people and organizations harness their focus, mindset, talent and energy to produce results that matter most. www.interaworks.com