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Anchorage Chamber Honors Women in Business, Eleven Individuals Become New members of the Anchorage ATHENA Society


Anchorage, AK- Now in its 18th year recognizing those who have encouraged women in Anchorage to succeed in business, the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce announces the following 2012 inductees into the Anchorage ATHENA Society:

Susan Anderson

President/CEO, CIRI Foundation

Carol Butler

Owner, Butler & Butler

Barbara Gruenstein

Municipal Clerk, Municipality of Anchorage

Josie Hickel

VP, HR & Administration, Pebble Ltd. Partnership

Noelle Kompkoff

Staff Attorney, Tatitlek Corporation

Julie Millington

VP, Patron Services, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts

Anne Reed

Owner, Read Systems

Julie Saupe

CEO, Visit Anchorage

Colleen Starring

President, ENSTAR Natural Gas Company

Janet Weiss

VP, Resource, BP

Dr. Hope Wing

Naturopathic Physician (retired)

These eleven women will be recognized for their professional excellence, commitment to the community, and encouragement the leadership potential of women during the 18th Annual Anchorage ATHENA Society luncheon, held from noon to 1:30 p.m. on April 2 at the Dena'ina Center.

One Anchorage ATHENA Society Award recipient will also be announced. Superintendent Carol Comeau and Arianna Cocallas, Service High School student body president, will speak on this year's theme: "Pay it Forward."
Reservations are required and available online at Anchoragechamber.org, or by calling 272-2401.

"These newest members to the Anchorage ATHENA Society are without a doubt a shining attribute to Anchorage's business community," said Sami Glascott, president of the Anchorage Chamber. "They continue to inspire others by opening doors for women in business and are an example of how today's leaders are advancing a successful business climate."

The Anchorage ATHENA Society is a program of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce and a local chapter of ATHENA International, dedicated in encouraging the potential of women as valued members and leaders of the business community. There are more than 230 members of the Anchorage ATHENA Society to date.

The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit business organization with nearly 1,100 members representing 63,000 employees.  For businesses interested in membership, annual fees are based on the type of organization and number of full-time year-round employees.  More information about the Anchorage Chamber and the Anchorage ATHENA Society is available at Anchoragechamber.org, or by calling 272-2401.

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