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Io & Athena: Inspiring Women

As a women-owned business, whose mission is to create sustainable, vibrant communities while mentoring the next generation of female landscape architects, Io Landscape Architecture is pleased to congratulate Shalae Larsen, Io Principal, on her nomination for the prestigious ATHENA Award .  The award recognizes women who have achieved personal and professional success, and who are leaders and role models, serving their communities and inspiring young women to achieve their ultimate potential.

Shalae’s professional and community involvement activities include serving as an adjunct faculty member in the College of Architecture + Planning at the University of Utah, board member for the Utah Center for Architecture, co-founder of the Trolley District Community Council, Chairperson for the Oasis Community Garden, past President of the Junior League of Ogden, former Ogden City Council Person, along with a long list of past board and community advisory roles and volunteer activities.  All of Shalae’s professional and civic endeavors focus on community building through leadership in design and planning.

Io would also like to congratulate the 2014 recipient of the ATHENA Award, Debbie Nielson, a truly inspiring woman, whose work with the Girl Scouts has empowered many girls, helping them grow into confident and capable women and future leaders.

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