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Hilda Rosario-Escher receives 33nd annual ATHENA International Award

Jan 24, 2019

Shaquana Divers and Hilda Rosario-Escher (L-R)
Credit Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and its Women’s Council affiliate presented IBERO-American Action League President and CEO Hilda Rosario-Escher with their 33nd annual ATHENA International Award on Thursday night.

Shaquana Divers, Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield Executive Program Manager, received the fifth annual ATHENA Young Professional Award, and HCR Home Care took home the second annual ATHENA Organizational Award.

The ATHENA International Award is given annually to a professional female leader who has demonstrated significant achievements in business, community service, and the professional advancement of women.

Officials say that for the past 30 plus years, Rosario-Escher has dedicated both her personal and professional life to helping others.  The Chamber notes that at IBERO, she transformed the dual-language human services agency and installed women in several leadership roles. Rosario-Escher is stepping down as leader of the Ibero-American Action League, an organization she led since 2006. Angelica Perez-Delgado will be taking over that role in February.

Shaquana Divers led the $2.8 million Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield Safety Net Future State Redesign project, which improves quality of healthcare for low-income and vulnerable populations.

HCR Home Care, led by CEO Louise Woerner, was recognized for focusing on the advancement of women at all levels of the organization.