Businesswomen around the Valley will be recognized at the Greater Phoenix Chamber’s ATHENA Awards online.

These internationally recognized honors are given to women who work in diverse industries to continue their commitment to leading, serving and mentoring. There will be 11 finalists for the award acknowledged during this virtual event from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6. The ATHENA award distinguishes three women every year who are at the top of their fields and who invest in their careers, as well as their community and other women.

The 2020 ATHENA Finalists in the private sector are Rhonda Bannard, president and chief connector of Inspired Connections; Rachel Frazier Johnson, Esq., principal and managing attorney of Rachel Frazier Johnson Law; Monica Garnes, division president of Fry’s Food Stores; and Doris Savron, vice provost, Academic Colleges, University of Phoenix. In the public sector, the 2020 ATHENA Finalists are Peggy J. Chase, president and CEO of Terros Health; Chevy Humphrey, The Hazel A. Hare President and CEO, Arizona Science Center; Torrie A. Taj, CEO of Child Crisis Arizona; and Christine K. Wilkinson, senior vice president and secretary of the university, CEO and president, ASU Alumni Association, Arizona State University. In the Young Professional category, the 2020 ATHENA Finalists are Veronica Aguilar, associate director of Alumni Career Services, Arizona State University; Anna Carolina Ortiz, International Program Director for Esperança; and Monica Trejo, Arizona State director, National Domestic Workers Alliance/Care in Action.

The cost for viewing the awards is $55 per person for Greater Phoenix Chamber members and $110 for non-Chamber-members. To register and learn more, visit






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