Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and its Women’s Council affiliate have issued a call for nominations for the 2018 Athena Awards through Sept. 29.
A new addition to the program is the Athena Organizational Award. Rochester Chamber and the Women’s Council plan to present the awards, which recognize and empower women in business, at the 32nd annual Athena Awards dinner Jan. 25, 2018.
The Athena Award is given annually to a professional female leader who has demonstrated significant achievements in business, community service and the professional advancement of women.
The Athena Young Professional Award recognizes emerging female leaders ages 30-45 who demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession and serve as a role model for young women both personally and professionally.
The Athena Organizational Award goes to a woman-owned or woman-led business or organization that creates a culture encouraging women employees to achieve their full leadership potential and supports leadership development opportunities for women and girls in the community.
Nannette Nocon, a private wealth adviser at Nocon and Associates, received the 31st annual Athena Award. Melisza Campos, vice president of operations and instruction master trainer at Dale Carnegie, took home the third annual Athena Young Professional Award.
To nominate a distinguished woman business leader for the Athena Award, an outstanding emerging professional woman for the Athena Young Professional Award or a woman-owned or woman-led organization for the Athena Organizational Award, visit
Only online submissions will be accepted.
For information, call 585-265-4644 or email