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Powerful Voices Presents the 2021 ATHENA Award

December 2, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm MST

- $100

Our last Powerful Voices Conversation Series is ending the year with an extra dose of inspiration! We’ll have the opportunity to hear from a powerful voice here in our community: Michelle Lucero, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief General Counsel of Children’s Hospital Colorado and 2020 Recipient of the ATHENA Leadership Award! 

Plus, the CWCC is thrilled to announce the 2021 ATHENA Leadership Award recipient: Kelly Brough, Former CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.  

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Please email [email protected] for more details.

This IN-PERSON event will include networking, stories shared from our Powerful Voices speaker, and conclude with an award presentation of the 2021 ATHENA Award recipient.


Powerful Voices Conversation Series features speakers who will touch your heart with their inspirational stories of success. There is no formula, no rules, no division of career or personal life stories, because after all – we gain power and inspiration from all places. All speakers share their stories about how they achieved their success, best leadership practices and key strengths to succeed in business and life.


For over 21 years, the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce has presented the ATHENA Award in Denver. The ATHENA Leadership Model® was developed by ATHENA International through a grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation in 1982. Since the program’s inception, more than 7,000 awards have been presented in over 500 communities in eight countries. CWCC awards the ATHENA to one successful and accomplished woman in our community who exemplifies leadership traits such as authenticity, community service, and courage.
The ATHENA model identifies eight distinct attributes that are reflective of women’s contributions to leadership: authentic self, relationships, giving back, collaboration, courageous acts, learning, fierce advocacy, celebration and joy. These personal traits, combined with the strongest aspects of traditional   leadership, such as taking risks, assertiveness and hard work, are the attributes of the ATHENA award to honor one successful and accomplished woman in our community.