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 Science Special Interest Group (LSIG) | Annual Summer Wine Social

San Diego's best and brightest STEM women and men will convene over wine and food at the annual Life Sciences Special Interest Group (LSIG) Summer Wine Social.

Come early to participate in a quick and fun icebreaker, and stick around to network with new acquaintances and old friends. As always, Athena's Board of Directors will be on hand to serve up wine and conversation.

Date/Time Thursday, July 26th | 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Location Illumina i3 Campus | 4795 Executive Drive, San Diego
Cost $30 Members, $50 Non-Members
Sponsored members complimentary with discount code
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 Back by Popular Demand | Members Only Program
Break the Fundraising Glass Ceiling Workshop

KindredBio Co-Founder and COO Denise Bevers returns with an encore presentation of her hugely popular workshop, "Break the Fundraising Glass Ceiling". This program is offered exclusively for Athena members, and space is limited, so register now to secure your spot! 
Attendees can expect to learn a number of key takeaways, including tips for effective communication of your company's vision to potential investors; an overview of potential fundraising hurdles (and how to address them); and tips for being politely persistent to close the deal.

Meet Our Special Guest
 Denise Bevers
 Co-Founder & COO | KindredBio



Date/Time Tuesday, August 7th | 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Location Hera Hub | 5205 Avenida Encinas, Suite A, Carlsbad
Cost $30 | Members Only
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 Signature Series Presents | Break Free From Imposter Syndrome: Embrace Your Competent, Capable Self

Why do so many individuals fear being exposed as a fraud? Why the self-doubt and self-devaluation? Join guest speaker Michelle Galloway at the last 2018 Signature Series program, where we'll discuss - among other things - the neuroscience and psychology behind the prevalence of "imposter syndrome", and why it's more prevalent among high achievers.

Meet Our Guest Speaker
Michelle Galloway
Of Counsel, Cooley Litigation


Date/Time Thursday, September 6th | 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Location Thermo Fisher Scientific | 5791 Van Allen Way, Carlsbad
Cost $30 Members, $50 Non-Members
Sponsored members complimentary with discount code
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Save the Date | Final 2018 TSIG Program

The Technology Special Interest Group (TSIG) Committee is working hard to plan and finalize their final program for the year. Check back for details!

Date/Time Thursday, September 27th | 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Location TBD
Cost $20 Members, $40 Non-Members
Sponsored members complimentary with discount code

Save the Date | Associate Special Interest Group (ASIG) Annual MentorFest Event

It's back! Join us on October 11th at Latham & Watkins from 5:30 - 8:00 pm for an Oktoberfest-themed MentorFest event. We're confirming 6 quality mentors for this program, so keep checking our website for bios and more information. Registration will open soon!

Date/Time Thursday, October 11th | 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Location Latham & Watkins | 12670 High Bluff Drive, San Diego
Cost $15 Members, $35 Non-Members
Sponsored members complimentary with discount code

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 Coming Soon | Final 2018 LSIG Program

The Life Science Special Interest Group (LSIG) Committee is in the final stages of confirming the October program, and will be able to share details soon. Details and registration will be shared as soon as possible.

Save the Date | 2018 Members-Only Holiday Party

Jingle and mingle with food and beverage during Athena's final program of the year, our annual Members-Only Holiday Party. Join us for great food, conversation, networking and frivolity as we thank you for being a valued part of our community. More details to come!

Date/Time Thursday, December 6th | 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Location TBD
Cost This one's on us, members!