Saturday, October 08, 2011

ATHENA Awards Announced in Erie PA for Leadership

Congratulations to Colleen Moore Mezler, owner of Moore Research Services Inc., who was honored at a luncheon held on October 7, 2011 as the recepient of the 2011 ATHENA Leadership Award in Erie, PA, USA.

The award for leadership is given in Erie each year to an individual who demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in her business or profession and actively helps women achieve their leadership potential.

Colleen was honored at a luncheon held at the Bel-Aire Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Erie.

Colleen has been with Moore Research Services, Inc. since 1987 and has managed hundreds of research projects in all aspects of the firm from interviewing to client management. She currently oversees all aspects of the company’s day-to-day operations.

She has been recognized with other awards and honors. In 2008 she earned her Professional Researchers Certification and 2009 was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Marketing Research Association. In 2010, Colleen received the Small Business Administration Western Pennsylvania Women-Owned Business of the Year.

She is currently serving a three year term as a director on the ATHENA International board of directors, a founding member of the ATHENA Leadership Circle and last month participated in the regional "Go for the GREEN" conference in Orlando, Florida.

Her business was selected as a 2009 ATHENA PowerLink recepient. In 2010, Moore Research was recognized as a finalist for the Erie County Economic Development Corporation Employer of the Year.

Past recepients of the ATHENA Award in Erie include:

  • Susan K. Breon, Center For eBusiness & Advanced IT

  • Tina Donikowski, GE Transportation

  • Tom Kennedy, Professional Development Associates Inc.

  • Kathleen A. Scheppner, American Tinning and Galvanizing Company

  • Linda Stevenson, PNC Bank

  • Richard Wachter, CPA, DeMarco Wachter & Co.

  • Susan Wellman, Ophelia Project

The 2011 Young Professional ATHENA Award in Erie went to Catherine Franks, a student at Penn State the Behrend College.

For more informational about the awards program at the international organization, visit the website.

Friday, May 06, 2011

Akron ATHENA International Leadership Awards 2011 event

Akron ATHENA Leadership Award Recipients (from left:)

2003 Norma Rist
2011 Julia Hall, CPA, BCG & Co.- ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award
2007 Theresa Carter
2011 Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer, Summit County Court of Common Pleas
2010 Daisy Alford-Smith, Ph.D
2009 Jacqueline Silas-Butler, Esq.
2005 Debra Adams Simmons
2008 Ilene Shapiro

ATHENA International honors, supports and develops women leaders. Last night over 400 people gathered to honor and celebrate the achievements of the ATHENA International Leadership Award finalists and recipients for the Cleveland and Akron areas.

2011 ATHENA Leadership Award Finalists from Akron:

Tracy L. Carter, MHSA
Summa Health System

Judge Carla Moore
Ninth District Court of Appeals

Kathy L. Stafford, Ph.D.
Akron General Medical Center

Bernett L. Williams
Akron Children's Hospital

The 2011 Cleveland Recipient was Peter A. DeMarco, Meaden & Moore, Ltd. and the 2011 Cleveland ATHENA Award finalists were:
Mary-Alice Frank, American Red Cross of Greater Cleveland
Debra J. Horn, Meyers, Roman, Friedburg & Lewis
Barbara Kakiris, Qinetic North America, Inc./ NASA Glenn Research Center
Michelle Sheehan, Reminger Co., LPA

The ATHENA Young Professional Award was presented to Anne marie M. Grassi, Executive Director, Open Doors Academy.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

How to Break Into Video Production

An interview with Montrose Video owner, Deborah Shapiro, about how she got started, where the industry is going and how you can get into video Monica Baird via the Akronist.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Japanese Earthquake: Find a Person

The last entry in this publication was the day of the earthquake. Since then, this tool has become available to help to find people.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Congratulations to the 2011 Akron ATHENA International Award Finalists

Congratulations to the 2011 Akron Young Professional Award Recipient and 2011 Akron ATHENA International Award Finalists!

This prestigious award is bestowed upon someone who has attained and embodies the highest level of professional excellence in her/his business or profession, has devoted time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community and actively assists women in realizing their leadership potential.

From left:

2011 ATHENA International Young Professional Award in Akron

  • Julia Hall, CPA, MT, BCG & Company

2011 ATHENA International Award Finalists for Akron:

  • Judge Carla Moore, Judge, Ninth District Court of Appeals
  • Tracy L. Carter MHSA. System Director, Government Affairs and Health Policy, Summa Health System
  • Kathy L. Stafford, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Strategy, Marketing and Communications, Akron General Medical Center
  • Bernett L. Williams, Vice President of External Relations, Akron Children's Hospital
  • Judge Elinore March Stormer, Judge, Summit County Court of Common Pleas

Register now for the 2011 awards banquet on Thursday May 5 at 5:30 by clicking on this link and then on the RSVP on the far right on the navigation bar. It will be an inspirational evening when the two young professional award recipients are honored and all the Cleveland and Akron Finalists are recognized the the two Recipients are announced.

Special thanks to the host: Inside Business Magazine

And thanks to the sponsors:
PNC Bank

Zinner and Co.

Meaden & Moore

Junior League of Cleveland

The Women's Journal

Monday, March 07, 2011

March is Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month. Here are 50 Fascinating Facts about Women in History.

Many of the facts I was aware of, but was surprised that 60% of the degrees go to women and that 71% of the women with small children work outside the home. I assume they are measuring only the United States.

Monday, February 07, 2011

The 25 Most Difficult Jobs in the World

Maybe you're looking into changing careers or finding a new job. If so, you'll want to check out this post from CareerOverview: The 25 Most Difficult Jobs in the World!