Skip to content

News & Knowledge

Christina G. Holdsworth Named a Finalist for the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award


Christina G. Holdsworth Named a Finalist for the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award

March 4, 2021
Christina Holdsworth

Christina G. Holdsworth, a member of Goldberg Segalla’s General Liability and Retail and Hospitality groups, was selected as a finalist for the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award® for 2021. The award honors emerging leaders who demonstrate excellence, creativity, and initiative in their profession, and serve as role models for young women.

“Buffalo is full of amazing, accomplished women who give so much to our community and make Buffalo a better place,” Christina said in the interview with Buffalo Niagara Partnership about being chosen as a finalist. “To say I am humbled to be included on this list is an understatement. I am glad that my devotion to Buffalo is apparent enough to be recognized with this nomination. It motivates me to continue my efforts to make Buffalo an even better place.”

Christina is involved in numerous community and volunteer activities throughout Western New York. She has served on the executive committee for the Erie County Republican Committee and the Erie County Charter Revision Commission, which was tasked with revising the county charter—a task that occurs once every 10 years. In 2012, Christina also co-founded Ambush Buffalo, a community-based social group where LGBTQ and allies “ambush” a straight bar in the spirit of connecting over friendship, business, romance, and more. To this day, Ambush remains the largest social network organizing within the Western New York LGBTQ community, attracting between 200-300 people every month from all corners of Western New York, as well as from Rochester, Pennsylvania, Canada, and beyond.

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership will honor Christina and 19 other women for their contribution to the advancement of women within the Buffalo Niagara region at a virtual event on April 28, 2021.


“Introducing Christina Holdsworth, Finalist for the 2021 ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award,” Buffalo Niagara Partnership, February 10, 2021


Christina G. Holdsworth focuses her practice on matters involving personal injury, trucking and motor vehicle accidents, sports and recreation accidents, sexual torts and defamation. Within these areas of the law, she defends professionals, fitness facilities, non-profits, sporting arenas, municipal entities, businesses, security companies, and more. She has a particular focus on the defense of OPWDD, OMH and other mental hygiene agencies, including understanding the unique laws and regulations for these types of facilities.