- Gillian Ahlgren named ATHENA finalist
Gillian Ahlgren named ATHENA finalist
- August 29, 2014
- by Gillian Ahlgren
Gillian Ahlgren was recently named an ATHENA finalist by the Cincinnati magazine. Named after the Greek goddess of wisdom and courage the ATHENA award honors individuals who have actively assisted women in realizing their full leadership potential, who have achieved success in their careers and have given back to their communities. Eleven local women were recognized, and the 2014 ATHENA award will be presented in a luncheon ceremony at the Cintas Center on the campus of Xavier University on October 21, 2014.
About the author
Dr. Ahlgren has been teaching the Christian mystical tradition to college-age students, graduate students, and adult learners for over 26 years. She is an internationally-recognized scholar of the tradition, an experienced spiritual director, and engages a regular practice of contemplative prayer. A popular teacher, public speaker and writer, she also gives several retreats per year. She is the Founding Director of Xavier University’s Institute for Spirituality and Social Justice.