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Bone McAllester Norton Attorney Andrea Perry Chairs 29th Annual ATHENA Award and Scholarship Program

Each year during Women’s History Month, Nashville joins more than 500 communities around the world to honor exceptional women leaders through the ATHENA Awards Program.  The 29th Annual ATHENA Award & Scholarship Program, powered by Nashville Cable, one of Tennessee’s largest networks of professional women, was held at the Country Music Hall Of Fame and Museum on March 28.  Bone McAllester Norton attorney Andrea P. Perry chaired this year's event. Andrea P. Perry beautifully opened the program saying, “Tonight is very special as we are here to recognize, honor, elevate and celebrate some amazing women.   We recognize these women because as Martha Mertz said, ‘if women’s strengths and contributions as leaders are publicly [recognized], they can no longer be dismissed.  We honor these women for their excellence and their sacrifices.  We elevate these women so that other women will be drawn to their light, will be inspired by their stories and will know that this level of achievement is possible for them. And last, we celebrate these women for their example, their service and their inspiring acts”

The Nashville ATHENA Award Program is a unique community-supported program, organized and sponsored through the collaborative efforts of local women’s organizations in partnership with local businesses and individual sponsors. The 2019 reception honored Mendy Mazzo with the traditional ATHENA award for demonstration of excellence, creativity and initiative in her profession, her contribution to the community and mentorship to other women. The evening also recognized Brenda Gadd with the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award, an award created in 2011 to highlight emerging female leaders between the ages of 25 to 40 who demonstrate excellence in their profession, improve the quality of life for others in the community and serving as role models for young women, both personally and professionally.

From Bone McAllester Norton’s beginning, the firm’s leaders have valued creating a culture founded upon making a difference for good. We are proud of the various ways the firm’s attorneys choose to serve the Nashville community.


For more information about the ATHENA awards, visit Nashville Cable’s website.


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BoneLaw’s Mandy Strickland Floyd Nominated for 2017 ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award

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Congratulations to Bonelaw's Mandy Strickland Floyd for her nomination as a 2017 ATHENA Young Professional Leader! This international award recognizes emerging women leaders across professional sectors for exemplary leadership. It actively supports and celebrates the ATHENA mission of supporting, developing and honoring women leaders, inspiring women to achieve their full potential, and helping to create balance in leadership worldwide. It honors women between the ages of 25 and 40 who excel in their chosen field, devote time and energy to their community in a meaningful way, and serve as a role model for young women.

Prior to joining Bone McAllester Norton, Mandy served as the senior judicial law clerk to the Honorable Richard H. Dinkins of the Tennessee Court of Appeals. While at the firm, she has devoted substantial work to appellate cases focusing in the areas of victims’ rights and labor and employment law. Very committed to serving others, Mandy's pro bono efforts were recognized by the Tennessee Supreme Court naming her as an Attorney for Justice.

In the community, Mandy is known for leading and volunteering for organizations that focus on combatting racism and providing a voice to victims and survivors of domestic violence. Mandy is active in the Lawyer’s Association for Women serving on their Diversity Committee Co-Chair, Newsletter Editor and as Treasurer. In addition she serves as a member of the Napier-Looby Bar Association (NLBA) student outreach committee and the Co-Chair of the NLBA Boys and Girls Law Camp, which organized a two day camp for middle school aged students. The Law Camp introduced these young students to the practice of law and culminated in an oral advocacy competition.

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