Are you a devoted champion for women working and leading in the STEM community?
Do you know women advocates that pull out all the stops to promote women in STEM?
Do you value showcasing women who actively lift others while climbing?

Nominate a leader

Welcome to Athena's 21st Annual Pinnacle Awards. This celebration is a staple of Southern California's technology and life sciences sectors, showcasing the best in class of those advancing the promotion of women working in STEM. These Pinnacle awards recognize extraordinary women and men who personify Athena’s mission of empowering 1 million women working and leading in STEM, by 2030.

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2019 Pinnacle Award categories include:
Individual in Life Sciences
Individual in Technology
Individual in STEM Service Provider
Rising Star (up to 5 years in STEM Workforce) 

Pinnacle scholarships are also awarded to five outstanding San Diego high school seniors pursuing STEM degrees. Submissions accepted until March 11, 2019. Scholarship recipients will be announced at Athena’s Annual Pinnacle Awards Celebration on May 7.

Scholarship Benefits
$10,000 STEM scholarship
Dedicated Athena Foundation board member as a STEM mentor
Access to Athena's STEM community
Access to Athena-sponsored events

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Thank you 2019 Pinnacle Sponsors

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