Illinois Women in Leadership (IWIL) honors those who encourage, assist and support women in achieving their leadership potential. SpringfieldMoms.org org Founder and President, Kim Leistner was thrilled to be one of ten area women nominated for the ATHENA Leadership Award (r). July 24, 2014 the awards event was held at the Inn at 835, and there was a tie! Kim was very proud to share this honor with Linda Jones, Vice-President of Operations at Memorial Health System. For all who attended this lovely event, it was very inspiring to learn of all of the good things so many women are doing at work, in our community and in their churches and homes to make this a better place and inspire others to lead. Kim was most humbled to be recognized and celebrated with the her dedicated staff and friends from SpringfieldMoms.org, her parents and her two daughters who were the inspiration for the website now ten years ago! Many thanks to the planning committee from IWIL and the platinum sponsor, UCB, and the many sponsors that honored all of the nominees and made it an evening to remember!