“I am beyond honored to acknowledge and celebrate these amazing women who have been nominated,” said Aboost owner Anita Farrelly.
Ten women from the Quad Cities are being celebrated as finalists in the 2022 Prescott Area ATHENA Awards. The annual High Tea event, hosted by Quad Cities Business News and Prescott Woman Magazine, is scheduled for 3-5 p.m., Sunday Sept. 18, at Starting Point, at Prescott Gateway Mall.
The ATHENA Awards program is recognized around the world, promoting leadership and recognizing those who demonstrate excellence in their profession, serve their communities, and assist others, especially women, in achieving their full potential.
Aboost Wellness, a woman-owned local business, is the Platinum sponsor for the third annual Prescott Area ATHENA Awards. “I am beyond honored to acknowledge and celebrate these amazing women who have been nominated,” said Aboost owner Anita Farrelly. “They have dedicated their time, wisdom and lives to making the world a better place for everyone and they deserve hugs, love and to be embraced by our community.”
Farrelly, a registered nurse who has worked primarily in the hospital setting managing intensive care units, was inspired to open her business, a mobile intravenous vitamin and hydration service, amidst the chaos of the pandemic in 2020. Her goal is to help people stay out of the hospital. “Since opening, we have been blessed with providing energy and restoration to the Quad Cities community. I work with the most professional and amazing team of registered nurses, who love our clients and put their needs first.”
Her personal passion, she says, is to help women understand what amazing and beautiful humans they are. “I want each and every one of them to live their lives powerfully and to love the lives they live.”
Farrelly published her first book on her 50th birthday, “Warrioristic Women: Creating Confidence, Boundaries and Peace of Mind.” She will be announcing this year’s ATHENA Award recipient at the celebration.
Alexes Niekamp, the owner of Lessons by Lexe Dance Studio
Amore Cianciola, director of catering and events at Hassayampa Inn
Ariana Bennett, a media consultant with Sparklight Advertising
Deborah McCasland, a district governing board member at Yavapai College
Helen Stephenson, the founder and director of the Prescott Film Festival
Makayla Chadwick, an agent/owner of State Farm Insurance
Marilyn Mott, the community outreach director for the Better Business Bureau Pacific Southwest
Monica Vohs, a community volunteer and advocate
Teri Drew, the regional director of the Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG)
Valerie Crossman, the behavioral health director for U.S.VETS
For more information and tickets, visit PrescottATHENA.com. QCBN
By Bonnie Stevens, QCBN