Athena Events and Programs

Great Leaders Never Stop Learning and Evolving

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!

Signature Series Committee |
What's Your Story?
Achieve Success Through Storytelling

If you're a great champion of others but struggle to advocate for yourself, this presentation will help you elegantly and ethically ask for what you deserve and stop waiting to be noticed. Self-advocacy is not selfish but rather a pathway that helps us create a legacy of equity for those that come after us. The beliefs we consume from our culture inform how we behave and can impact how we manage our careers.
Attendees can expect to walk away with key information, including:

  • Beliefs that that are impeding your advancement
  • How to prepare for hard conversations
  • How to be accountable to yourself
Date/Time Thursday, January 31, 2019 | 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Location Qualcomm Building Q | 6455 Lusk Blvd, San Diego
PLEASE NOTE: Food and beverage are not allowed inside the auditorium
Cost $35 Members, $55 Non-Members
Sponsored members complimentary with discount code
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Technology Special Interest Group (TSIG) Committee | 

General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) and Data Privacy

It seems like data breaches and hacks are commonplace these days. We expect our data to be kept safe, but what does that entail? What is the EU's newly-adopted General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and how does it impact you?
Attendees can expect the panel to discuss topics such as:

  • What, exactly, are GDPR and CCPA?
  • How do I identify and find my high-risk data?
  • How does GDPR/CCPA compare to HIPPA?
  • How can I start a privacy program at work?
Date/Time February 6, 2019 | 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Location Corporate Alliance of San Diego | 9540 Towne Centre Drive, Suite 150 
Cost *Member benefit | Register early to save 20% | Now through January 23, 2019
$35 Members, $55 Non-Members
Sponsored members complimentary with discount code
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Life Sciences Special Interest Group (LSIG) Committee | 
Living Heart Healthy and Stress-Free

Work/life balance - what does that mean to you? Some may argue that it doesn’t exist, while others continue to carve their own definition. It’s well established that gender differences in heart disease exist. For example, women who experience heart attacks receive less guideline-based diagnosis and less-invasive treatment than men. How do social norms and expectations affect our health and professional growth? 
Join us to hear from a diverse panel providing perspectives from successful physicians and professionals on the science of heart health in achieving work/life balance. We'll discuss provocative topics such as the biological implications of stress in leadership positions, the challenge in creating work/life balance in a male-dominated industry, and methods to create a model for other women to achieve success.
This panel will also feature a very brief, guided introduction to meditation, designed to help attendees tackle stress.

Date/Time February 7, 2019 | 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Location Willis Towers Watson (La Jolla Square Sunset Room) | 4225 Executive Square, Suite 150
Cost *Member benefit | Register early to save 20% | Now through January 24, 2019
$35 Members; $55 Non-Members
Sponsored members complimentary with discount code
Please note - parking will be $5 for this event
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 Associate Special Interest Group (ASIG) Committee | Negotiating Your Success

Kick off the new year in a workshop designed to uncover negotiation styles and provide attendees with insight and tips that can be put to immediate use. Hosted by Illumina's Christina Hepburn, the night will include a brief presentation and deep dive into negotiation styles before wrapping with a candy bar negotiation game, where participants will have a chance to test the skills discussed over the course of the evening. 

Date/Time February 2019 | 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Location TBD
Cost $35 Members, $55 Non-Members
Sponsored members complimentary with discount code
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Signature Series Committee | 
Impact of Social Media and Technology

There's no denying social media is a part of life, but the positive and negative impacts - mentally, physically, emotionally - are still hotly debated. Join us at California State University San Marcos for what's sure to be an enlightening program with a panelist discussion and an open Q&A forum.

Date/Time March 21, 2019 | 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Location California State University San Marcos
333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos
Cost $35 Members, $55 Non-Members
Sponsored members complimentary with discount code
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