The Chamber’s Business Women in Action (BWIA) initiative creates opportunities and facilitates support for women business owners and managers by providing networking and educational opportunities as well as resources for business growth and professional development.
Since 2001, BWIA has facilitated the annual ATHENA Leadership Award®
that goes to a professional woman in the community for their leadership, hard work, and dedication to the success of other women.
Recipients of the Greenville ATHENA Leadership Award®
2001: Patricia Haskell-Robinson
2002: Vivian Wong
2003: Michelle Shain
2004: Susan Lill
2005: Deb Sofield
2006: Chandra Dillard
2007: Barbara League
2008: Judith Prince
2009: Minor Shaw
2010: Susan Hoag & Diane Smock
2011: Virginia Uldrick