2019 Catalyst Awards | Athena Award Winner: Claudia Williams

Introducing our Athena Award recipient Claudia Williams, CEO and Founder of The Human Zone, LLC. Prior to starting The Human Zone, Claudia served as Associate General Counsel, Global HR & Litigation, for The Hershey Company. There, she led the law department’s labor and employment legal team to support the global needs of the human resources organization.

After spending more than a decade as an attorney coaching leaders of organizations of all sizes through challenging situations, Claudia founded her own company, The Human Zone. She is a speaker and author who provides strategic, HR-based support throughout each stage of the employee life cycle. She also created a unique model called frientorship®. Frientorship® is a combination of friendship, mentorship and leadership.

With every training program and speaking engagement, with every executive coaching session, with every Vistage meeting she facilitates, Claudia is working to help leaders make better decisions, to help employees maximize their potential and to help businesses thrive in our community – and beyond.

Athena Award Nominees must:

  • Demonstrate excellence, creativity, and initiative in their business or profession
  • Provide valuable service by devoting time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community.
  • Assist women in reaching their full leadership potential.