Suzy Merchant, head coach of the Michigan State University women’s basketball team, and Leslie Auld, owner and director of Therapy Today Counseling & Consulting, were recognized by the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce at the annual ATHENA Awards luncheon Dec. 6.
Merchant is the recipient of the 2018 ATHENA Award, which honors individuals who strive toward the highest levels of professional accomplishment, excel in their chosen field, have devoted time and energy to their community, and who pave paths for other women to follow.
“I have certainly appreciated what ATHENA is all about and am truly honored and humbled,” said Merchant.
Auld was selected as the 2019 recipient of the prestigious ATHENA PowerLink Award. As the award recipient, Auld will be connected to a panel of expert mentors who will provide consulting to her regarding business growth strategies over the next 12 months.
“The ATHENA PowerLink program has been an invaluable resource for women business owners in Greater Lansing, helping grow their business and enhance their leadership and management skills,” said Auld. “I’m honored to join fellow women business leaders and hope to continue the legacy they have established in the community.”