The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce announced the 11 women chosen as finalists for its prestigious ATHENA Awards. The ATHENA Businesswoman of the Year Award recognizes a woman in the public and private sector, in addition to highlighting an upcoming leader in the Valley as an ATHENA Young Professional.

Among the finalists are North Central residents Avein Saaty-Tafoya of Adelante Healthcare, in the Public Sector category; Pearl Chang Esau of Expect More Arizona, in the Young Professional category; and Meghan Cox of Lincoln Strategy Group, also in the Young Professional category.

ATHENA finalists are chosen for their excellence in business and leadership, dedication to the community and support and mentorship of other women. Three ATHENA Award recipients will be announced at the Chamber’s 27th Annual ATHENA Awards luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the Arizona Biltmore. Registration for this event closes Oct. 15. To register, visit Call 602-495-2182 for any questions.


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