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Schwabe CEO Graciela Gomez Cowger honored with Athena Award

April 13, 2018


Dress for Success Oregon has named Schwabe CEO Graciela Gomez Cowger as a winner of its 2018 Athena Award.  The Athena Award is presented at the annual Celebrate Success gala to women who, like the Greek goddess Athena, model wisdom, courage, strength and are making great achievements and contributing back to the community.  These women are role models that exemplify the best elements of success, compassion and philanthropy.

Other 2018 Oregon Athena Award honorees are:

  • Monique Barton, Senior Vice President of Bank of America, a leader in philanthropy in Oregon and SW Washington and a long-time partner and supporter of the women we serve.
  • Rep. Janelle Bynum, Democrat - District 51 – Clackamas, the first African-American woman to represent District 51 in the State Legislature and a fierce advocate for women and girls.
  • Graciela Gomez Cowger, CEO of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, both the first woman to lead the 125-year-old firm and one of only a handful of Latinas to lead a U.S. law firm.
  • The Honorable Adrienne Nelson, the first African-American to sit on the state’s highest court in its 158-year history and on any appellate state court.