Athena Announces Bloomberg Anchor  Emily Chang as Featured Speaker at its 20th Anniversary  Pinnacle Awards Gala

-Southern California’s Signature STEM Event Celebrates Empowerment- 

 SAN DIEGO – April 4 , 2018 – Athena, a professional association dedicated to advancing women in STEM, is featuring Bloomberg Technology anchor and executive producer, Emily Chang at its 20th Anniversary Pinnacle Awards Gala on May 3, 2018. 

Emily Chang is the anchor and executive producer of Bloomberg Technology, a daily TV show focused on global technology and Bloomberg Studio 1.0 where she regularly interviews top executives, investors, and entrepreneurs. Chang is also author of the newly released “Brotopia’, an expose on the “bro culture” and workforce inequities in Silicon Valley. 

“Women have been left out of the greatest wealth creation in the history of the world, but the past does not have to be the future,” said Emily Chang. “Let's start changing the world together.” 

The Pinnacle Awards Gala convenes over 600 STEM leaders throughout the region to honor those changing the world by advancing and promoting women in STEM. This signature event is one of the industry’s most coveted awards ceremonies in Southern California. 

“Emily Chang is a fierce champion for gender parity and women's empowerment,” said Athena CEO, Holly Smithson. “Her pursuit to reverse a culture that doesn't do nearly enough to promote women leaders will likely garner strong appeal to this esteemed audience.” 

Athena also champions the next generation of women leaders in science and technology by awarding 5 merit-based scholarships to high school senior women in San Diego County pursuing careers in the STEM fields. 

“Emily Chang embodies the empowerment that Athena provides to its member community,” said Sabrina Martucci Johnson, Athena Board Vice Chair.  “With organizations like Athena and visionaries like Emily leading the charge, closing the gender gap in STEM is catalyzed.” 

The 2018 Pinnacle Awards Gala will take place on May 3, 2018 at the Hyatt La Jolla.  Limited tickets and tables are available:   

For Pinnacle sponsorship opportunities contact: [email protected].

Athena is empowering progress together by advancing women in the STEM fields. Athena’s Southern California member community accesses executive leadership forums, educational and mentoring programs and cross-sector networking that propel job performance and career development. Our 20-year impact on advancing women in one of the nation's leading STEM hubs positions Athena as a premier women's empowerment advocate. 


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