43rd annual Women & Business Conference and ATHENA Awards Luncheon

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The Salt Lake Chamber will honor Linda Wardell, general manager of City Creek Center as the 2019 ATHENA Leadership Award recipient at this year’s Women & Business Conference and ATHENA Awards Luncheon on November 12, 2019, at the Grand America Hotel.

In addition to the ATHENA Leadership Award, five women will receive Pathfinder Awards at the conference. The Pathfinder recipients this year include:

  • Theresa Foxley, president & CEO, EDCUtah
  • Mikelle Moore, SVP, Chief Community Health Officer, Intermountain Healthcare
  • Christy Tribe, president & CEO, Junior Achievement of Utah
  • Melanie Vartabedian, partner, Ballard Spahr, LLP
  • Jennifer Williams, Chief Brand Ambassador, Dental Select

The Women & Business Conference and ATHENA Awards Luncheon features inspirational speakers, valuable business insights and networking opportunities, as well as recognizes the accomplishments of those helping to make a difference in our community.


  • Opening Session: Nancy Kerrigan, two-time Olympic Medalist and U.S. National Champion
  • Luncheon Session: Gail Miller, owner and chairman, Larry H. Miller Group of Companies and Theresa Martinez, associate professor, University of Utah
  • Breakout Sessions: 
    • Julie Castle, CEO, Best Friends Animal Society
    • Kirsten Cox, executive director, Utah Governor’s Office of Management and Budget
    • Representative Sandra Hollins, (D) District 23
    • Nikki Walker, director of brand experience and community engagement, Domo
    • Linda Wardell, general manager, City Creek Center


Grand America Hotel

555 South Main Street

Salt Lake City, UT 84111


Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Women & Business Conference: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

ATHENA Awards Program: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

For more information: https://slchamber.com/2019-women-business-conference/