Giffords Athena award winner

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Gabrielle Giffords has been named a national Athena Award winner for leadership.

Athena International is a non-profit organization that partners with local organizations to implement leadership programs nationwide.

In Tucson, the Arizona Small Business Association sponsors the Athena Southern Arizona Awards.

Giffords joins other top female leaders who have received the honor, including Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sally Ride, a former NASA astronaut.