Announcing the Class of 2024!

The Anchorage ATHENA Society is pleased to announce the inductees into the Class of 2024. A group of 10 women and this year’s Leadership Award recipient will be honored at the annual Anchorage ATHENA Society luncheon Monday, March 18, 2024, at the Hotel Captain Cook. This year’s inductees are:

Leah BoltzBettisworth NorthPrincipal
Codie CostelloAlaska Center for the Performing ArtsPresident and COO
Lanie FleischerRetired Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska
Vonnie GaitherArt by VonnieOwner
Rachel KallanderKallander & Associates LLCOwner and CEO
Denali KemppelHilcorp Alaska, LLCGeneral Counsel
Austin Quinn-DavidsonAQD StrategiesPrincipal
Ivy SpohnholzThe Nature Conservancy in AlaskaAlaska Director
Schawna ThomaNorthern Compass GroupVice President
Barbara (Bede) TrantinaRetired KSKA

The 2024 ATHENA Leadership Award: U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski

The Class of 2024 will be inducted on Monday, March 18, 2024, at the Hotel Captain Cook. Doors open at 11:30 am and the program begins at noon. Tickets and table sponsorships are available through the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce.

Please click here for more information. If you would like to purchase a table, a half-table, or a single ticket, please visit the ATHENA event page or email


Search the full list of Anchorage ATHENA Society members. Members have been inducted because of their support of Anchorage’s business community and their dedication to helping business women in Anchorage.

Calling young women who want to join the next generation of business innovators!

The application period is open for the 2024 ATHENA scholarship program.

The Anchorage ATHENA Society, a program of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, offers camp scholarships to local young women residing in Anchorage, who have finished their freshman year of high school through 18 years of age, for an opportunity to learn leadership skills, to learn about innovation, start-ups, entrepreneurship and gain business expertise.

Click here to learn more and to start the application process.

Eleanor Andrews, founder of the Anchorage ATHENA Society


The Anchorage ATHENA Society has 371 members, representing a diverse group of professionals. The first Anchorage award was given to Dr. Joyce Murphy in 1988 and then in 1995 it was presented to Eleanor Andrews. That year, Eleanor traveled to the National ATHENA Conference which inspired her to found our local group. To read more, click here.

We are excited to announce the Anchorage ATHENA Society Class of 2024. Another group of outstanding women to be honored at our luncheon on March 18, 2024. Sponsor a table or get tickets at ... See MoreSee Less
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