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2020 ATHENA Finalists Announced!

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The 2020 ATHENA Awards Program of Greater Pittsburgh will take place virtually on Friday, September 11! We hope you’ll join us—click here to register!

With 46 ATHENA Award nominees and 23 ATHENA Young Professional Award nominees, our selection committees carefully reviewed each nomination and narrowed down the impressive group of women in each category to determine the following five ATHENA Finalists and three ATHENA Young Professional Finalists for 2020. Congratulations to these exceptional women who truly exemplify the spirit of ATHENA—women who demonstrate excellence in their profession, contribute to their community, and help other women and/or girls to succeed through mentorship:


  • Yvonne Cook
    • President, Highmark Foundation
  • Dr. Kathi Elliott
    • CEO, Gwen’s Girls
  • Dr. Angela Reynolds, PhD
    • CEO, YWCA Greater Pittsburgh
  • Dr. Doris Rubio, PhD
    • Assistant Vice Chancellor for Clinical Research Education and Training, Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
  • Tanya Vokes Mallory
    • CEO, Dress for Success Pittsburgh

ATHENA Young Professional Award

  • Sharnay Hearn Davis
    • Founder of #SistersLiftingasWeClimb Network
    • Networking Strategist, Duquesne University Center for Catholic Faith and Culture
  • Bhavini Patel
    • CEO & Co-Founder, BeamData
  • Amanda Susko
    • Senior Director, Foundation Programs & Strategic Planning, Pittsburgh Penguins

To learn more about the ATHENA Awards Program of Greater Pittsburgh, contact Allison Kaharick, Director of Major Programs (

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