Littler's Joycelyn A. Stevenson Receives Prestigious 2013 ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award®

NASHVILLE, TN (March 22, 2013) – Joycelyn A. Stevenson, a shareholder with Littler Mendelson, P.C., the world’s largest employment and labor law firm representing management, was recently honored with the prestigious Nashville ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award® sponsored by Nashville CABLE. The Nashville ATHENA Award and Scholarship Program operates pursuant to a license from ATHENA International, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting, developing and honoring women leaders.  Stevenson, an attorney in Littler’s growing Nashville office, was selected for demonstrating excellence and providing valuable service to the community while serving as a role model for young women.

“Joycelyn is highly respected within the Nashville legal and business communities and is most deserving of this coveted award,” said Nashville Office Managing Shareholder, Jennifer Robinson. “On behalf of the Nashville office, we congratulate Joycelyn on this recognition and look forward to her continued efforts in helping women reach their full potential.”

Stevenson was nominated by the Lawyers’ Association for Women – Marion Griffin Chapter where she serves as the Immediate Past President. Recipients of the award must meet the following criteria:  demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession; provide valuable service by contributing time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community; and clearly serve as a role model for young women personally and professionally.

“It is an honor to receive this award from an organization that supports the advancement of women in leadership,” commented Stevenson. “I remain committed to ensuring that women are recognized and valued for their accomplishments and contributions.”

Active in the community, Stevenson holds a number of leadership positions. Most recently, she was elected to the Board of Directors of both the Nashville Bar Association and the Nashville Farmers’ Market. In addition to serving as the Immediate Past President of the Lawyers’ Association for Women – Marion Griffin Chapter, she currently serves as President of the Council on Aging of Greater Nashville. In 2011, Stevenson was selected as a Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation and was honored as one of Nashville Business Journal’s 40 Under 40.

Stevenson received her J.D. in 2001 from Vanderbilt University Law School and earned her B.A., magna cum laude, in 1998 from Howard University.

About ATHENA International and the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award®

ATHENA International is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a dedicated voluntary and diverse Board of Directors from across the United States, the United Kingdom and India, and is supported by foundations, corporations and individuals. Established in 2007, the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award is an extension of the prestigious ATHENA Award®, which has been presented to over 6,000 women leaders around the globe since 1982. 

About Littler Mendelson

Littler Mendelson is the world’s largest labor and employment firm exclusively devoted to representing management.  With over 950 attorneys and 57 offices throughout the U.S. and globally, Littler has extensive resources to address the needs of U.S.-based and multi-national clients from navigating domestic and international employment laws and labor relations issues to applying corporate policies worldwide. Established in 1942, the firm has litigated, mediated and negotiated some of the most influential employment law cases and labor contracts on record.