On Friday, June 18th, the Metro South Chamber and Eastern Bank will present the 23rd Annual ATHENA Award program via Zoom at 12:00PM. This important award honors an exceptional individual who has achieved excellence in his/her business or profession; has served the community in a meaningful way; and has assisted women in reaching their full leadership potential.
The guest speaker of this year's ATHENA Awards is Molly McPherson. Molly McPherson, M.S., APR is a nationally recognized expert on crisis public relations management in the age of social media and author of the book, Indestructible: Reclaim Control and Respond with Confidence in a Media Crisis. Molly combines her knowledge of current communication practices with years of media and crisis management experience to help organizations manage issues -- from emerging to a crisis -- to ensure organizations surface with their reputation intact.
About the recipient: Sheila Sullivan-Jardim is the Executive Director of the MassHire Greater Brockton Workforce Board, a 24 member, business driven organization that brokers education and training programs throughout a ten-town region. Providing leadership for sector initiatives driven by labor market information, she approaches each day as an opportunity to grow and think beyond the traditional scope. Leadership is a roll that Sheila readily accepts in her personal and professional life; operating through consensus by examining all points, she has successfully led teams for grant programs, community partnerships and volunteers resulting in positive solutions. Leading a staff of 15 professionals, she has built a team that is responsive to customers, the community and each other.
In addition, you will hear updates from the Massachusetts Office of Business Development, Mayor of Brockton Robert F. Sullivan, and U.S. Small Business Administration.