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Time is running out to nominate women for the 2012 ATHENA and Young Professional Awards—the deadline is Friday, June 29 at 5 p.m.
 
Sponsored locally by the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, the ATHENA Award honors women who are leaders in their profession, give back to their communities and act as mentors to other women. The Young Professional Award is designed to recognize an up-and-coming leader, age 35 and younger, who is a role model for her peers.
 
The 2012 event is being chaired for the second consecutive year by Maris Bondi, who emphasized how critical the nomination process is for finding the very best that Pittsburgh has to offer.
 
Bondi said, “The Host Committee and Selection Committees do not have the ability to know everyone and what they are doing.  By nominating a woman for one of these awards, you can really bring them to light—make Pittsburgh aware of the great things they are doing and give them the recognition that they deserve for being such an impactful part of our community.”   
 
Award winners will be honored at a luncheon, to be held on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 at the Westin Convention Center.
 
To nominate a candidate, or for more information on the awards and event, please visit http://www.athena-pittsburgh.com/. There, you can find tips on what makes an outstanding nomination, read the nomination forms of last year’s winners, and watch video from the 2011 awards ceremony.

Writer: Breanna Smith
Source: Maris Bondi
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