The Women’s Council, a Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce affiliate, recently presented Nannette Nocon, a private wealth adviser at Nocon & Associates, with the 31st annual Athena Award.
Melisza Campos, vice president of operations and instruction master trainer at Dale Carnegie, received the third annual Athena Young Professional Award.
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.
“Nannette has been rated in the top 1 percent of advisers for the past 12 years as measured on business results,” said Christina Casey, Nocon’s nominator. “Women represent fewer than 20 percent of financial advisers. Based on her own experience navigating a largely male-dominated industry, Nannette has made it a special focus of her career to nurture, mentor and sponsor teens, college students and new graduates. An equally important parallel role in Nannette’s life to her professional service is her personal involvement in our community. Hardly a cultural event relating to education or the arts occurs in Rochester where Nannette is not involved.”
The Athena Young Professional Award recognizes emerging leaders ages 30-45 who demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession. Recipients provide valuable service by contributing time and energy to improve the quality of life of others in the community while serving as a role model for young women both personally and professionally.
“For more than a decade, Melisza has held numerous key positions within Dale Carnegie providing business strategy and leadership to the performance-improvement field, has set herself apart from her peers and continues to drive significant revenues and profits locally and nationally,” said Joseph Knapp, an Aquinas Institute administrator and Campos’ nominator. “Not only has Melisza set herself up to change the world, but she’s also equally committed to helping others improve and change themselves in order for them to reach their full potential.”