Wed. 3/21
5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Chamber Event
Join everyone at The University Center at Kent State University at Stark
6000 Frank Avenue NW
North Canton, OH
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You are cordially invited to join us on Wednesday, Mar. 21, in our inaugural year as we honor an area woman for her professional excellence, community service, and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills at the inaugural Greater Stark County ATHENA Award Dinner

Join us as we honor the following finalists for the Athena Award:

  • Sheila Markley Black, Day Ketterer Ltd.
  • Cheryle L. Casar, The Louisville Meal Center
  • Janet Weir Creighton, Stark County Commissioner
  • Trina Cutter, Western Reserve Public Media
  • Michele D. Evans
  • Hon. Sheila G. Farmer, Judge, Ohio Fifth District Court of Appeals
  • Kari Groh, The Timken Company
  • Shannon English Hexamer,  Shannon English Marketing
  • Renee Powell, Clearview Golf Club 

The ATHENA Award was inspired by the goddess of Greek mythology known for her strength, courage, wisdom and enlightenment – qualities embodied in the ATHENA leadership model. The award is unique in both scope – local, national and international – and the ATHENA mission upon which it is based. 

Since the program’s inception in 1982, nearly 6,000 exemplary leaders in more than 500 communities have received the prestigious ATHENA Award in the United States, Bermuda, Canada, China, Greece, India, Russia, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom. We are excited to bring this prestigious award to Stark County. 

Wednesday, Mar. 21
5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The University Center at
Kent State University at Stark
6000 Frank Ave. NW in North Canton
Cost: $65

Table sponsorship and advertisement will be available for the event. Please see for details. 


The Women’s Impact Series was started in 2009 to bring educational, enrichment and networking opportunities to the professionally minded women in Stark County. Now named the Women’s Impact Initiative, our focus is to create a vibrant vehicle to connect professional women with business opportunities in the community. Join us as we advance our mission! 

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Special thanks to the United Way of Greater Stark County for providing the licensure for this event!