Adriene Emmo of Seneca Falls has been honored with the Geneva Chamber of Commerce Athena Award. This year, the organization also awarded a Young Professional Leadership Award acknowledging the contributions of women 40 years and younger. The recipient was Katie Flowers, Director of the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
The individuals nominated this year exemplify the qualities of leadership in the 21st Century; Learning, Celebration & Joy, Giving Back, Relationships, Authentic Self and Fierce Advocacy.
Emmo says, “My core values are enthusiasm, hard work, honesty and a willingness to learn something new every day. I like to work with people who share my enthusiasm about what we are trying to accomplish. If their hearts aren’t into it, their minds and bodies won’t be either.”
She offers this advice to today’s young women, “Get involved, be enthusiastic and, above all, follow through with your commitments.
The other 2013 ATHENA Award Nominees were
Kathleen Crelot, President/CEO, Finger Lakes Federal Credit Union
Barbara Pierce-Morrow, Executive Director, Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes, Inc.
The other 2013 ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award Nominees were:
Tiffany Collinsworth, On Air Personality/Promotion Director, Finger Lakes Radio Group
Abigail Linsner, Accounting Supervisor, Wayne County Department of Social Services
Tara Rago, AVP/Geneva Branch Manager, Lyons National Bank,
The 9th Annual ATHENA Geneva Award Gala were held Thursday night at Ventosa Vineyards.