CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Cheryl A. Shields, community relations manager of Waste Management Inc., received the 2008 Athena Award, one of several honors awarded Thursday morning at the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce's annual breakfast.
The Athena Award recognizes support of professional women's goals. Winners demonstrate the values that inspire women, according to a press release.
Shields was instrumental in creating the Women-To-Women network in Greencastle, Pa. She was one of six founders of the monthly networking organization, which doesn't require dues or a membership fee, according to the release.
Shields also has been a supporter of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation and its Leadership Franklin County program. She has sent several students through the program and served as a company adviser for high school students during Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week.