ATHENA International is a non-profit organization that seeks to support, develop and honor women leaders. The program inspires women to reach their full potential and strives to create balance in leadership worldwide. Our CEO, Colleen, serves on the board of directors.
Colleen, along with our Director of Research & Insights, Lindsay, are both involved locally with ATHENA Erie. ATHENA Erie is comprised of dedicated volunteers representing a diverse group of professional men and women committed to supporting the leadership of women and inspiring women to achieve their full business and professional potential.
The ATHENA PowerLink program is designed to connect a woman business owner to a volunteer panel of advisors who provide free advice to grow the company and improve its business operations. Currently, our CEO, Colleen Moore Mezler, serves as a panel advisor and mentor.
In addition, Colleen is a past recipient of The ATHENA Leadership Award, which is presented to a woman or man, who is honored for professional excellence, community service, and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills.
The United Way of Erie County works to reduce poverty in the region and create opportunities for a better life for everyone. Moore Research is a supporter of the UW and also the UW's Imagination Library. The Imagination Library is an initiative that offers a free, high quality, age-appropriate book each month to all children in Erie County under the age of five. The program is designed to encourage a love of books, a love of reading, a love of learning and education – putting children on the path to success in school and a self-sufficient life. Our CEO, Colleen, serves on the United Way of Erie County's Board of Directors as the Marketing Committee Chair and was the 2016 Campaign Chair. Our Director of Research & Insights, Lindsay, sits on the United Way's Young Leaders Society committee.
In Erie and across the country, the March of Dimes is helping moms take charge of their health, and supporting families when something goes wrong. The March of Dimes also acts globally: sharing best practices in perinatal health and helping improve birth outcomes where the needs are the most urgent. Moore Research is a supporter of the annual Signature Chefs Auction, which raises money and awareness for the March of Dimes.