The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce announced the 2016 ATHENA Public Sector, Private Sector and Young Professional Award recipients during its 29th Annual ATHENA Awards Luncheon, held Oct. 26 at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa.
Rebecca Clyde, co-founder & CXO of Ideas Collide, was awarded the 2016 ATHENA Businesswoman of the Year Award in the private sector. Maria Harper-Marinick, Ph.D., chancellor of Maricopa Community College District, earned the 2016 ATHENA Businesswoman of the Year Award in the public sector. Catherine Alonzo, founding partner of Javelina, took home the 2016 ATHENA Young Professional Award.
“All of the 2016 ATHENA Award finalists do more than push the boundaries of achievement, they shatter them,” said Todd Sanders, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. “These businesswomen and role models are respected leaders who embody the spirit of ATHENA and understand that giving back is a major component of personal success.
“Their altruism, passion, mentorship and dedication are an inspiration and make a positive impact on our community,” Sanders added. “It is an honor to highlight their achievements and celebrate their leadership and vision.”