ATHENA International and the Women’s Business Collaborative (WBC) awarded The Committee of 200 (C200) with the National ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award for C200’s efforts in advancing diversity in the C-suite and in boardrooms.
“We are thrilled to celebrate C200’s commitment to diversity in supporting, developing and honoring women leaders. This Leadership Award honors an organization that creates a culture on a national scale that encourages women to achieve their highest potential. From C200’s successful peer support imperative to their dedication to advancing women in the business world, ATHENA International is honored to stand alongside the Women’s Business Collaborative and applaud C200’s exemplary work,” said ATHENA International President Andrea Conner.
“Congratulations to C200 for receiving the National ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award, recognizing the critical need to take action to drive more diverse women into the executive suite and boardroom,” said Dr. Sheila Robinson, Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Action Initiative for Women’s Business Collaborative and Founder & CEO of Diversity Woman Media. “We believe it is important to acknowledge organizations, such as C200, who are ensuring representation of all races, cultures, and backgrounds across the board for gender parity. It is an honor to recognize them for pioneering the way for others to follow.”
“C200 is honored to receive this recognition from ATHENA International and WBC. Although there is progress to be made, we are confident that organizations moving from good intention to intentional action will help accelerate diversity and inclusion in business,” said Susan A. McLaughlin, Chair of C200. “Thank you to ATHENA International and WBC for this recognition.”
The National ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award was presented to C200 during their Annual Conference in Los Angeles. The conference brought members and other luminaries from across the globe for informational sessions and networking opportunities. This year’s conference opened with executive producer, director, and actress, Debbie Allen, as the keynote speaker. Allen has previously been recognized for her efforts as a diversity and inclusion advocate.