Friday, September 28, 2007

Congratulations to Mary Ann Corrigan-Davis, Athena International Award Recepient

Mary Ann epitomizes great leadership. From her early education at Saint Joseph Academy as a young girl, to John Carroll and Case Western Reserve University -- Education has always been a big part of her life. She sees it as the key to the future.

On Thursday evening Mary Ann Corrigan-Davis was honored by the Athena International as the Cleveland Recipient for her 25 years of leadership roles at American Greetings, her many years of serving on the board of Saint Joseph Academy in Cleveland and now as the president, where she provides leadership to the 665 girls at the all girls school. Education is her passion. She received the Alumni Medal of John Carroll University in 1994 and was inducted into the Saint Joseph Academy Alumnae Hall of Fame in 1996.

Shown here with Laura Shrieve of Marketing Resources & Results (left), Mary Ann Corrigan-Davis holds the Athena International Award which is named for the Greek Goddess who stands for wisdom and strength, two traits that are considered for the award.

Theresa Carter Recognized for Leadership, Professional Achievement & Community Service

Giving back. Lending a hand. Leading the way. Helping others.

Last evening Athena International (an organization that supports and honors women leaders) recognized 12 women in Northeast Ohio for their leadership, professional achievements and community service. Theresa Carter (right), president of the Omnova Foundation, was the recipient of the Athena award for the Akron area.

In addition to running the foundation, Theresa is leading the effort for this year's Summit County United Way Fund Drive and serves on 10 boards and 9 advisory councils and committees throughout the Akron community including:
  • Akron Urban League
  • Greatker Akron Chamber
  • Fairlawn Chamber
  • Tri-county Jobs for Ohio's Graduates
  • Project Grad Akron
  • University of Akron Foundation
  • American Red Cross of Summit County

Theresa is congratulated in this photo by Norma Rist, Vice President of Athena.

Last night in her opening remarks Norma challenged all the Athena finalists and recipents in Northeast Ohio (about 60 women in total) to develop a volunteer effort involving leadership for women within our community.

I'll be writing more about that later, I'm sure!!