ATHENA FAQ’s

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ATHENA FAQ’s 2018-10-03T11:36:13+00:00

General Questions

-Why should my organization nominate someone for ATHENA?

Your nomination helps recognize an outstanding leader in the Rutherford County community and demonstrates that your organization values women’s contributions. Your organization also benefits from the media coverage surrounding the ATHENA Award.

-What is the ATHENA Young Professional Award?

The Young Professional Award recognizes an emerging leader under age 40 who demonstrates the ATHENA values and serves as a role model for young women personally and professionally.

-Who can be nominated for ATHENA; do nominees have to be a RUTHERFORD Cable member?

Nominees for the Rutherford ATHENA and Young Professional Awards must live or work in Rutherford County or its immediate surrounding counties. If the nominee lives in Davidson County, she must work in Rutherford County or a surrounding County; if the nominee works in Davidson County, she must live in Rutherford County or a surrounding County.

-May my organization submit both an ATHENA nominee and a Young Professional nominee?

Yes, you may submit both an ATHENA nominee and a Young Professional nominee.

-May my organization submit only a Young Professional nominee?

Yes

-What does the $130 application fee cover?

The application fee covers the ATHENA or Young Professional nominee’s $45 luncheon ticket to the ATHENA Award Ceremony for the nominee, the $45 luncheon ticket for the nominating organization’s designated judge to the ATHENA Award Ceremony and partially covers the numerous gifts each nominee receives.

What is the deadline for making a nomination?

The deadline for submitting nominations for both the ATHENA and ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Awards is December 1, 2018.

-What does the $185 Patrons Society fee cover?

This investment provides funding for the ATHENA Non-Traditional Scholarship, as well as your admission to the April 12 ATHENA Award Ceremony ($45 value) and the April 4 invite-only Patrons Reception.

-If I join the Patrons Society, do I also need to buy a ticket to the ATHENA Award Ceremony?

Patrons do not need to buy a ticket to the ATHENA Award Ceremony. Your Patrons Society investment includes your admission to the ATHENA Award Ceremony.

-How do I join the Patrons Society?

Please visit the Patrons Society page (http://rutherfordcable.org/athena/athena-patrons-society/)

-How can I get involved with ATHENA?

Please visit the ATHENA home page (http://rutherfordcable.org/athena/)

Nominees

-What is the time commitment for an ATHENA or Young Professional nominee?

ATHENA and ATHENA Young Professional nominees are expected to attend four ATHENA events: the January 18 Nominee Welcome luncheon, The February 12 RUTHERFORD Cable breakfast, the April 4 ATHENA Patrons Party supporting the ATHENA Scholarship, and the April 12 ATHENA Award Ceremony.  In addition, each nominee will be scheduled for a brief videotaping session to record a pre-selected interview question.  The video sessions are expected to take place in late February/early March.

-What is the proper attire for the April 12 ATHENA Award Ceremony?

The ATHENA Award Ceremony is cocktail attire – a nice suit or cocktail dress.

-What is the proper attire for the April 4 Patrons Party?

The Patrons Party is business attire – a suit or dress.  It is important for all nominees to attend this event, as there will be a brief presentation to the nominees at approximately 6 p.m.

Judges

-Why does my organization need to supply a judge?

Because of the large number of nominees, we request our nominating organizations assist with the judging process by supplying a judge.  The participation of one judge from each nominating organization helps ensure the fairness of the judging process.  Judges results are then audited by Deloitte

 

-Does my organization need to supply two judges, or only one?

You need to supply two judges if you are submitting nominees for both the ATHENA and Young Professional Awards. If you are submitting only one nominee, you need to submit only one judge.

-Does my Young Professional Judge need to be under the age of 40?

No.  The Athena or YP Judge can be an adult of any age.

 

-What is the time commitment for an ATHENA or Young Professional Judge?

Judges are expected to attend the February 12 RUTHERFORD Cable breakfast followed by the Judges Training session. All judges are invited to the April 12 ATHENA Award Program (their ticket is already paid for through the application fee). Judges who choose to become an ATHENA Patron may choose to attend the April 4 Patron Party. The amount of time required to actually judge the nominee applications is dependent on the total number of nominees.

If you have additional questions, please contact Dr. Ellen Slicker, 2018-19 ATHENA Chair at AthenaLead@gmail.com,

and your question will be added to the FAQs.