Salt Lake Community College president Cynthia Bioteau wins 2010 Athena Award

Utah Pulse October 7, 2010
The Salt Lake Chamber, Utah’s largest statewide business association, has named Dr. Cynthia Bioteau as the 2010 Athena and will officially present the award November 16 at the 34th Annual American Express Women & Business Conference and Wells Fargo Women’s Financial Services Athena Award luncheon.

“Dr. Bioteau embodies the spirit of the Athena,” said Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber. “Her leadership has been key to the success of one of our state’s largest and most important educational institutions and her commitment to developing Utah’s workforce is invaluable.”

Dr. Bioteau serves as president and CEO of Salt Lake Community College, the first women to hold the position. She has over 35 years of experience as an educator and administrator. She created the Women’s Business Institute at SLCC to provide programmatic and financial support to women entrepreneurs.

“Working to stretch the limits of perceived expectations of what women can do and what they can achieve has been a focus throughout my career,” said Dr. Bioteau. “I’m honored to receive the Athena Award.”

In addition to the Athena Award, five women will receive the 2010 Pathfinder awards. The Pathfinder Awards are presented annually to community leaders who create new paths that promote the development and recognition of women in business.
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