Nominees were honored by community and business leaders as the 2015
ATHENA Leadership Award® recipient is announced. The Business Women’s
Network and the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce presented the 2015 Athena
Award to Beverly J. Patchett on September 16, 2015at Club
Venetian in Madison Heights. The ATHENA Leadership Award® is an
international award presented by local Chambers of Commerce to a woman
-or man- who is honored for professional excellence, community service
and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional
excellence and leadership skills.
A note from BJ Patchett…
It is my hope that this award will inspire others to contribute
time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in their
communities and actively assist others, particularly women, in realizing
their full leadership potential.
an environment where women’s accomplishments and contributions are
valued will help to clearly define role models for others to emulate.
I’ve always felt that success is not a goal to attain but rather a way
of life. Today I firmly believe we will best serve our communities if we
continue to create leadership opportunities for women and encourage the
empowerment of women leaders.
I salute my fellow nominees for the personal and professional support
they have provided to our community