On September 19, 2011, Strong Women, Strong Girls Founder and President Lindsay Hyde delivered the keynote address at the ATHENA Awards in Pittsburgh to a sell-out crowd of nearly 900 people. The ATHENA Awards recognizes women in the community who:
- Demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their business profession
- Contribute time and energy to improving the quality of life for others in the community
- Actively assist women in realizing their full leadership potential
It is the program’s explicit focus on the importance of mentorship that distinguishes the ATHENA Award among other honors for women in business. ATHENA International supports, develops and honors women leaders, inspiring women to achieve their full potential – thereby helping to create balance in leadership worldwide.