The Key West Chamber of Commerce honored Suzanne Moore with the distinguished ATHENA™ Award, underwritten by Niles Sales and Service.
Key West Resident since 1995, Moore is a real estate agent who consistently performs in the top 1% in South Florida. She serves as co-trustee of the Klaus Murphy Foundation, works with over 15 local non-profit organizations, participates as an active member of the Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys, and sits on the Key West Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors as its Immediate Past President.
The ATHENA™ Award recognizes individuals who assist women in realizing their fullest leadership potential, help improve the quality of life within their communities, and demonstrate excellence, creativity, and initiative in their profession.
In 1980, the ATHENA™ award originated in Lansing, Michigan when Martha Mayhood Mertz, owner of her own real estate company, joined the Lansing Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. The driving force to establish the ATHENA™ foundation occurred when Mertz realized she was the only woman on the board and the Lansing Chamber had only recognized one woman in 75 years. The first ATHENA™ award was given in 1982 to recognize an outstanding businesswoman and celebrate her achievements in community service and profession. Since its inception, the ATHENA™ award has grown into a national and international tradition with thousands of recipients in cities all over the country as well as in Moscow, Russia, and Canada.
The ATHENA™ Foundation is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing leadership opportunities for women and recognizing those individuals who have given outstanding service to their profession and community. Since the program began in 1982, more than 5000 awards have been presented in over 500 communities in the United States, Canada, China, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.
The award is named for Athena, the Greek goddess of reason and courage. Award recipients are presented with an original bronze sculpture created by Linda Ackley using the laborious lost-wax technique in her Cedar, Michigan foundry. Each sculpture is unique and numbered as one of a select edition.
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