On October 5th and 6th, BPW Saskatoon was excited to host and celebrate The ATHENA Leadership Model® while also proudly presenting the annual awards to this year’s recipients Suellen Beatty and Jami Young. The Athena Leadership Model®, developed through a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in 1982, 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 that are more intuitive to women, and combined with the strongest aspects of traditional leadership – taking risks, assertiveness, hard work – prepare women to be successful leaders in the 21st century.
The feedback from this event has been extremely positive and inspiring! A day like this takes the hands and passion of many to put together and the support financially of organizations who also believe in the cause and authenticity of this event. BPW should be proud of its members and the support given. Of Special Thanks, to the committee that met numerous times and put in numerous hours in the background to ensure the success of the event. Thank you for following my passion and vision for this event. It was a new format and to have the support of this committee was very special.
- Andrea Hansen
- Cara Cote
- Caval Olsen-Lepage
- Darlene Cooper
- Gerlinde Sarkar
- Jodie Semkiw
- Jessica Pao
- Katherine Regnier
- Robin Chapman
- Shenuka Wickramasinghe
- Stacey Love
I cannot thank the following sponsors enough for their contributions to this event! As we are a non-profit organization, sponsorship is essential to help us share our messages, our passions and share the Athena Leadership Model®. I am proud of these companies and their support BPW Saskatoon’s mission to develop the professional and leadership potential of women in Canada through Education, Leadership, and Advocacy.
I am touched at my very core for every single person that attended, that helped in any way, that supported the committee and more. A very BIG THANK YOU!
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We are a member of BPW International, one of the world’s most influential organizations with 100 plus groups on 5 continents and a permanent seat at the United Nations!
BPW’s national vision is to improve the social and economic status of working women, encourage women to pursue political office and lobby all levels of government to effect positive change!
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