Fowler wins Athena award

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Local businesswoman Cindy Fowler was given the ATHENA Award during the Women in Business conference and ATHENA luncheon at The Broadmoor yesterday.

The ATHENA Award is given to a female community leader who assists women in reaching their full leadership potential, is accomplished in business and is committed to community service.

Fowler has served in numerous leadership roles both professionally and in the volunteer sector, mentoring many women. She has served as chair of the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Council and serves on the advisory board of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at UCCS. In her role as trainer for job fairs, she assists graduate students in skills related to the work force.

“Cindy encompasses all that the Athena Award represents,” said Stephannie Finley, president of governmental affairs at the chamber.

Fowler has worked for OfficeScapes for 11 years.

As an active member of the Junior League of Colorado Springs for 14 years, Fowler has served in many leadership roles, and has also served on the corporate board and as president of Newborn Hope. She has been an active and influential volunteer for Pikes Peak Community Foundation, the American Heart Association, the University of Colorado Ambassadors Club, the Women’s Foundation of Colorado and National Charity League and serves on the board of directors of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo.

“We are proud to add Cindy Fowler to The Chamber’s roster of outstanding community leaders as the 2010 Athena Winner,” said Jenifer Furda,  senior vice president of member services, for the chamber.

Other nominees this year were:
Sallie Clark, El Paso County Commissioner
Diane Price, CEO, The Child Nursery Centers Inc.
Beth Roalstad, executive director of The Women’s Resource Agency
B.J. Scott, CEO, Peak Vista Community Health Centers
Sandi Yukman, general manager for Human Resources for Colorado Springs Utilities