Nominations are OPEN for the Anchorage ATHENA Society Class of 2024!

Each year, the Anchorage ATHENA Society, in partnership with the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, recognizes several outstanding women for their leadership and excellence in business, community service outside of job requirements, and their efforts in assisting and mentoring other women to reach their full potential.

Key Dates:
Nominations open on Wednesday, January 3, 2024
Nominations are due Monday, February 12 at 5 pm.
Inductees will be announced on Thursday, February 22, 2024

Criteria for Nominations

Nominations for Anchorage ATHENA Society members are solicited from the community at large. Inductees are selected based on the recognition of their outstanding leadership and excellence in their business or profession, their community service outside of job requirements and that they are known for assisting women to reach their full leadership potential. They must also work in Anchorage. The nominations are screened by a selection committee comprised of past award Recipients.

Nominators are encouraged to work with their nominees to make sure all relevant and important information is included. The nominations are screened by a selection committee comprised of past award recipients.

NOTE: In terms of additional information beyond the nomination form, the maximum is three attachments at one page each. Additional pages will not be reviewed.

New Look and Location for Annual Luncheon

The Anchorage ATHENA Society is also excited to announce a refreshed luncheon scheduled in a new location on Monday, March 18, 2024, at the Hotel Captain Cook. Doors open at 11:30 am and the program runs from 12 noon to 1:30 pm. This year’s luncheon chairs are Deborah Bonito, Laile Fairbairn, and Julie Hasquet. The keynote speaker is president and majority owner of SALT Anchorage, Michael Fredericks.

Single tickets are available for $75 and sponsorships are available. Please go to and click on the ATHENA luncheon for ticket and sponsorship information.

Nominations for the class of 2024 are OPEN and will close on Monday February 12, at 5:00 PM AST.

Nominations close on Monday February 12th, 2024 at 5:00 PM AST.

Yes, nominations can come from anyone.

No age requirements.  See criteria above.

The list of the inductees will be announced on Thursday February 22, 2024.