2023 ATHENA & Catalyst

Women in Business Unlimited is the local host organization for the ATHENA Awards Program. The program celebrates the potential of all women as valued members and leaders of our community and recognizes those who support them. Each year WIBU solicits nominations  from East Central Indiana.  A panel of judges is chosen from outside of Delaware County to select the recipients. All nominees are recognized and the recipients are announced at the ATHENA Awards Luncheon. The ATHENA Awards Program is part of ATHENA International, whose mission is to support, honor, and develop women leaders.

Date: Thursday, September 28

Time: 8 AM to 2 PM *registration 8:00 – 8:30 AM

📍 Location: Open Door Health Services (South Madison)

🌟 Theme: “This is Me”

Join us for a day filled with inspiration, empowerment, and celebration of womanhood! This event aims to uplift and support women in their personal and professional journeys. It’s an opportunity to connect, learn, and grow together as a community of strong, confident women.

Best of all, this event is completely FREE! So mark your calendars, spread the word, and get ready for an unforgettable day.

Stay tuned for more updates, including registration details opening at the end of August. Don’t miss out on this fantastic event!

This year’s ATHENA Luncheon is Wednesday, November 15, 2023.

Nominating for ATHENA

Before you nominate someone for an ATHENA award, we advise you make them aware of the nomination and share information about ATHENA and WIBU with them. It is the nominator’s responsibility to ensure the nominee’s resume and at least three letters of support are submitted by Friday, September 29th. If minimum requirements are not met, the nominee’s application will be disqualified from consideration.

ATHENA Leadership Award Nominees must meet each of the following three criteria:

  • Demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession
  • Provide valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in their community
  • Actively assist women in achieving their full leadership potential
  • Deadline for nominations and all supporting documents is September 22, 2023

ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Nominees are emerging leaders (40 and under at the time of the ATHENA luncheon on November 15th, 2023) who meet each of the following criteria:

  • Demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession
  • Provides valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in their community
  • Clearly serves as a role model for young women both personally and professionally


ATHENA-Nominated Legacy Leaders are the nominees we wish to celebrate for their achievements and leadership within our community. While there is only one ATHENA Award Recipient each year, the Order of the Shield recognizes all of our ATHENA finalists for the quality of life for those around them. Members are known by the way they use creativity, wisdom, and a warrior-like tenacity to achieve their goals, much like our namesake Athena.

Every ATHENA finalist will be recognized as an ATHENA-Nominated Legacy Leader and inducted into the Order of the Shield.


Questions? Email info@info@wibumuncie.org.
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