Join The Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce in honoring Occeletta Briggs, as the 2018 ATHENA Leadership Award recipient. Born in segregated West Virginia, Occeletta Briggs overcame racial injustice with determination, hard work, and compassion, rising from staff nurse to first African American Director of Nursing at San Joaquin General Hospital.
The annual ATHENA Award honors individuals who strive toward the highest levels of accomplishment, excel in their chosen business or profession, have demonstrated support for the advancement of business and professional women, have devoted time and energy to their community, and have actively mentored others.
The ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award is dedicated to recognizing the next generation of women leaders in San Joaquin County. The award will honor an individual who has demonstrated excellence, creativity, and initiative in her business or profession; provides valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in her community; and clearly serves as a role model for young women personally and professionally. This individual will be not less than 18 and not more than 40 years of age on October 1, 2018.
The Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce is home to one of the longest running ATHENA programs in the nation, now in its 32nd year. The ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award was introduced locally in November 2010.