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!!