The CMCF Women’s Fund is accepting nominations for the ATHENA Prize 2022
ST. CLOUD — March is National Women’s History Month, and a local organization is currently accepting nominations for an annual award that celebrates women in the St. Cloud area.
The Women’s Fund of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation seeks nominations for the 2022 ATHENA Award. Each year, the award is given to a St. Cloud-area woman who has achieved excellence in her career and who actively inspires others .
Candidates must demonstrate creativity and initiative in the workplace, as well as a dedication to improving the lives of others in the community and uplifting other women to their full leadership potential. Previous winners include Debra Leigh, Dorraine Larison, Bernie Perrymanand Tarryl Clark.
Nominations will be accepted until April 29 and the winner will be honored at a luncheon this summer.
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