Athena Events and Programs

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Athena hosts over 50 programs a year on topics from soft skills to cutting-edge technology. Featuring renowned industry leaders, experts and entrepreneurs, each unique Athena program is strategically designed to foster career advancement and leadership development. Connected leaders and current topics collide to create a lineup of can't-miss programs!  

Don't miss these upcoming events!


Life Sciences Special Interest Group (LSIG) Presents |
A Fireside Chat with Daré Bioscience's Sabrina Johnson and Lisa Walters-Hoffert

How do women jump from the bench to the C-suite? How do women translate science background and technical training into business acumen? The life sciences job opportunities are sizzling hot and Athena's Fireside Chat will prepare those ready to leverage their science background and advance up the corporate ladder.

Date/Time April 9, 2019 | 5:30 - 8:00 PM
5:30 - 6:15 pm | registration and networking
6:15 - 6:30 pm | welcomes and introductions
6:30 - 8:00 pm | program
8:00 pm | program wrap
Location Morrison & Foerster
12531 High Bluff Drive, Suite 100, San Diego
Cost *Member benefit | Register early to save 20% | Now through March 26, 2019
$35 Members, $55 Non-Members
Sponsored members complimentary with discount code
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 21st Annual Pinnacle Awards Celebration

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.

Date/Time May 7, 2019 | 5:30 - 8:30 PM
5:30 - 7:00 pm | registration and networking
7:00 - 8:00 pm | awards ceremony
8:00 - 8:30 pm | after party
8:30 pm | program wrap
Location Qualcomm's Irwin Jacobs Campus
5775 Morehouse Drive, San Diego
Cost $125/ticket; bundle of 10 for $1,125
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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.

2019 Pinnacle Award categories include:
  • Individual in Life Sciences
  • Individual in Technology
  • Individual in Service (servicing STEM)
  • Rising Star (5 years or fewer in the workforce)

One of Athena’s core values is to empower women to advocate for themselves and others. Therefore, the 2019 nominations process is newly designed to encourage nominees to effectively highlight their accomplishments and showcase how their professional and personal trajectory is broadening the career advancement for others.

Nominate a Leader