The 2019 ATHENA Awards Luncheon is SOLD OUT!

33rd Annual Athena Luncheon

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 11:30am
Stockton Golf & Country Club
3800 W. Country Club Blvd., Stockton 95204


2019 ATHENA Award Recipient

Lindy Turner Hardin
Child Abuse Prevention Council of San Joaquin

2019 ATHENA Young Professional
Leadership Award Recipient

Frances Richardson
The JobRedi Foundation

Annual ATHENA Awards Luncheon

The annual ATHENA Award honors individuals who strive toward the highest levels of accomplishment, excel in their chosen business or profession, have demonstrated support for the advancement of business and professional women, have devoted time and energy to their community, and have actively mentored others.

The ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award is dedicated to recognizing the next generation of women leaders in San Joaquin County. The award will honor an individual who has demonstrated excellence, creativity, and initiative in her business or profession; provides valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in her community; and clearly serves as a role model for young women personally and professionally. Nominee must be younger than 40 years old on October 1, 2019

The Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce is home to one of the longest running ATHENA programs in the nation, now in its 33rd year. The ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award was introduced locally in November 2010.

For more information, contact the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce at (209) 547-2770.

ATHENA and ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award scoring is based on ATHENA International Guidelines.  Selection Committee is made up of Past ATHENA honorees and community members who may not serve on the committee consecutive years.



California State University, Stanislaus

California Water Service Co.

Carpenters Local 152

Child Abuse Prevention Council of San Joaquin

Dignity Health – St. Joseph’s Medical Center

F&M Bank

Financial Center Credit Union

Fritz & Phyllis Grupe

Grupe Commercial Company

JobRedi Foundation

Kaiser Permanente

Kroloff Belcher Smart Perry & Christopherson

Neumiller & Beardslee

Port of Stockton

The Record

University of the Pacific


BAC Community Bank

Collins Electrical Company, Inc.

Family Resource & Referral Center

JaniTek Cleaning Solutions

United Way of San Joaquin County

Verve Networks


San Joaquin County Office of Education

Ulmer Photo

Visit Stockton


Child Abuse Prevention Council of San Joaquin

Past ATHENA Award Honorees

1986: Judy Chambers
1987: Cyril Seligman
1988: Susan Carson
1989: Marian Jacobs
1990: Karen Munro
1991: Iva Harris
1992: Janice Marengo
1993: Bobbie Fasano
1994: Kathy Janssen
1995: Kathryn Rousek Smith
1996: Jeanette Michaels
1997: Judith Buethe
1999: Ann Johnston
2000: Connemara Reisinger
2001: Charlynn Harless
2002: Kristen Birtwhistle
2003: Hedy Holmes
2004: Jeanne Zolezzi
2005: Jane Butterfield
2006: Hazel Hill
2007: Susan Lenz
2008: Mary Bava
2009: Judge Consuelo “Connie” Callahan
2010: Dea Berberian
2011: Sara Garfield
2012: Phyllis Grupe
2013: Kathy Hart
2014: Joelle Gomez
2015: Dr. Pamela Eibeck
2016: Carol Ornelas
2017: Gillian Murphy
2018: Occeletta Briggs

Past ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award Honorees

2010: Nikki Lowery
2011: Angela Rosenquist
2012: Jennifer Torres Siders
2013: Monica Streeter
2014: Shelby Moran (Riley)
2015: Brenna Butler Garcia
2016: Erin Guy Castillo
2017: Kristen Dyke