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Tuesday, November 19, 2019Education

25th Annual Leadership Luncheon For The ATHENA Award

Please join us for the 25th Annual Leadership Luncheon For The ATHENA Award on Tuesday, November 19th at the Hilton Garden Inn in Eden Prairie. There we will be honoring one of our members who has demonstrated professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills with the ATHENA Leadership Award. 


We will also get the chance to hear from athlete, speaker, entrepreneur and broadcaster, Lea Olsen.


Since playing basketball for the University of Minnesota, where she studied journalism, Lea has worked for NBCSN, ESPN’s national WNBA coverage, as a game analyst for the Minnesota Lynx, and as a television sideline reporter for the Minnesota Timberwolves, along with numerous college and high school games.

Founder of Rethink the Win, Lea now champions young athletes as complete people and the positive impacts of sports beyond the game.

Lea has been a public advocate for promoting women in the media, served on the Minnesota Twins Community Foundation Board and served at the invitation of Gov. Mark Dayton on the Minnesota State High School League Board. She has also mentored African-American athletes at the University of Minnesota, moderated a civil rights discussion featuring U.S. Congressman John Lewis and interviewed Bill and Hillary Clinton.


The ATHENA Award is unique in both scope---local, national and international---and the ATHENA mission upon which it is based. The ATHENA Leadership Award is presented to a woman ---or man--- who has achieved the highest level of professional excellence, contributes time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community, and actively assist others, particularly women, in realizing their full leadership potential.


Sound like someone you know? Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 ATHENA award! Contact for the nomination form. Nominations are due BY November 1!



$35 for members, $50 for non-members 

Please call to register. 


Thank you to our ATHENA Award Sponsor, Suburban Chevrolet!


Tuesday, November 19, 2019 11:30 AM thru 01:00 PM

Hilton Garden Inn

6330 Point Chase Rd, Eden Prairie

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