The Zonta Club of Traverse City is pleased to announce that it is the new host organization for the ATHENA Grand Traverse Award.

The ATHENA Leadership Award honors individuals that excel in their profession, devotes time and energy to their community and forges paths of leadership for women to follow. The leadership award has been presented to a local leader since 1995. A stand-alone committee of local leaders has hosted ATHENA Grand Traverse, a local program of ATHENA International, for the past several years.

Zonta works to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy.  Former ATHENA Grand Traverse co-chair, Rachel Jarosz shares, “We are thrilled for the Zonta Club of Traverse City to take on this prestigious award and program. The Zonta mission and ATHENA tenets align and we couldn’t have found a better fit to carry on the history and continue to recognize the amazing leaders that are in our community.”

Current Zonta President, Deb Jackson states, “We are very excited about hosting the ATHENA Award.  The synergy between ATHENA and Zonta make it a good fit.”