Originally Posted Online: Jan. 14, 2013, 5:38 pm
Last Updated: Jan. 14, 2013, 6:04 pm

Athena Award nominations due Jan. 21

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The deadline for the 2013 Athena Awards, hosted by the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce and Women's Connection, is Jan. 21.

The awards, presented in affiliation with Athena International, honor outstanding female leaders in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois who set agold standard in business and community leadership and help bring along the next generation of women leaders.

Since 1982, 6,000 Athena awards and Global Athena leadership awards have been presented by Athena International in more than 500 communities in the United States, Canada, Russia, China, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

Honorees are selected based on whether they are aleader in business or her profession; serve as arole model to other women in her profession and community;display creativity and innovation and contributes these talents to the growth of her profession; andcontributes time and energy to community betterment.

Nomination forms are available at womens-connection.org and quadcitieschamber.com, or by calling Amanda Garrett at (309) 631-0167. The 2013 awards luncheon will be held from noon to 1:15 p.m., April 18, at Jumer's Casino & Hotel, Rock Island.