2015 Athena awards honor exceptional PBC leaders helping women achieve excellence


October 9, 2015 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm


The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts – Cohen Pavilion

701 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

Chamber of Commerce of the Palm BeachesThe Athena leadership awards luncheon takes place on Friday, October 9 at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. The annual award is presented by the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches.

Inspired by the goddess of Greek mythology known for her strength, courage, wisdom and enlightenment, the Athena award is given to the Palm Beach County woman (or man) who assists women in reaching their full leadership potential, both professionally and personally.

Gunster attorney Lisa Schneider has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 honor.

Schneider leads the law firm’s trust & estates practice and co-chairs Gunster’s Women’s Leadership Forum. She uses her broad business network to build business relationships, opportunities and greater community involvement for the betterment of Palm Beach County and its residents via initiatives such as Impact 100 Palm Beach County, which advances high-impact philanthropy by pooling smaller donations from individual women to create a large grant that will have a big impact in our community.

The 2015 Athena Leadership Award finalists are:

  • Kate Arrizza, COO of the South Florida Scient Center and Aquarium
  • Dorothy Jacks, Palm Beach County property appraiser
  • Theresa LePore, retired community volunteer
  • Lisa Schneider, shareholder at Gunster

The 2015 Athena Young Professional Leadership Award finalists are:

  • Marion Brito, vice president of finance and operations at the Palm Beach County Food Bank
  • Julia Murphy, youth & prevention department director, Compass Gay and Lesbian Community Center of the Palm Beaches
  • Jillian Percella, event manager, Longines Watch Co. Francillon Ltd.
  • Loverly Sheridan, author, motivational speaker & globetrotter, L.E.A.P.

The 2015 Athena Organizational Award finalists are:

Who will take home the Athena sculpture in 2015? Join us at the October 9 luncheon to find out.

Find more information on the Athena awards event page on the chamber website; there is a cost to attend.

See photos from the 2014 Athena Awards event (photos by Capehart Photograph).


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