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Athena in the News - Recent Articles           

Jan 11, 2018               Athena Announces New Appointments to Board of Directors

Dec 8, 2017                 Athena Announces Holly Smithson As Chief Executive Officer

Aug 16, 2017               Cheryl Goodman Leaving Athena for Sony Electronics, SDBJ
June 8, 2017                Surfing the Boardroom-Cheryl K. Goodman
June 6, 2017                Non-Profit Organizations are Changing the Diversity Equation in STEM, U.S News
                                     Stem Panel
May 1, 2017                 2017 Athena Pinnacle Awards, SDBJ 
April 14, 2017               US News: Athena Supports Women in STEM

April, 10, 2017              Pinnacle Pitch Prepares and Promotes Talent, SDBJ
Mar. 23, 2017               Athena Partners with New Tech Accelerator
Mar. 31, 2017               Mid City News; OLP Women's Symposium
Mar. 15, 2017               Athena in the Seaside Courier Community News
Mar. 14, 2017               Shattering the Glass Ceiling with McCauley & Goodman
Dec. 30, 2016              3 Musts for Women: Create, Close Gap, Mentor, SDBJ
July 8, 2016                 SDBJ Leadership Study - Women on Boards is Low - Pages 1 & 53
April 24, 2016              Pinnacle Awards Program - SDBJ - 2016
May 4, 2015                Pinnacle Awards Program - SDBJ - 2015
May 5, 2014                Pinnacle Awards Program - SDBJ - 2014


Recent Press Releases

Sep. 15, 17

Athena San Diego Event Features San Diego Innovative Wearable Technologies

Aug.16, 17

Athena Executive Director Cheryl K. Goodman To Join Sony Electronics

July 17, 17

Sony Electronics To Showcase KOOV

Robotics Kit At Athena’s “#STEM ALL STARS” Night At Petco Park July 27

May 5, 17

Athena Announces 2017 Pinnacle Award Winners

Apr. 11, 17

Athena Executive Director to Speak at U.S. News & World

Reports STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference

Apr. 5, 17 Pinnacle Awards Judges Announced
Mar. 29, 17 Athena Announces Pinnacle Award Nominee List
Mar. 23,17 ScaleMatrix and Athena San Diego Enter Into Partnership
Mar. 8, 17 Three Ways to Bolster The Innovation Ecosystem for Women

Feb. 15,17

White House Champion of Change Haben Girma to Headline Athena’s

Pinnacle Awards

Feb. 7,17 Athena Announces 2017 Board of Directors
Jan. 23, 17 Nominations Now Open for 19th Annual Athena Pinnacle Awards
Nov. 29,16
Athena, UCSD Rady School of Management Partner on mystartupXX
Oct. 30,16

One Year After Pay Parity Law, Athena Explores How San Diego

Companies Responded to this Legislation

May 3,16
Pinnacle Award Photos
May 3,16 Pinnacle Award Winners
Apr. 19,16 Athena’s 18th Annual Pinnacle Awards 
Honors San Diego’s Best in STEM 
Mar 15,16 Pinnacle Award Nominees
Mar. 10,16 Pinnacle Scholarship Winners
Mar. 2,16 Athena Appoints New Executive Director 
& New Board Members
Feb 20,16 Photos from Signature Series Event: Men Who Champion 
Women & the ROI of Diversity
Feb 2,16

About Athena

Athena San Diego is a 501(c)(6) professional development association serving women executives and rising managers in science and technology. Athena is a community of dynamic women that provides inspiration, education, networking and leadership programs that empower women to realize their true potential within STEM industries. 
Athena members come from all sectors of STEM organizations, including life sciences, healthcare, defense, engineering and related industries, as well as the service providers who support them. 
Athena represents senior executives, entrepreneurs, educators, and emerging executives, Athena supports members at the top of their field while paving the way for for those on their way up.  More About Athena


About the Athena Foundation

Athena is committed to fostering the professional development for women in STEM today and well into the future.
In order to support the young leaders, the Athena Foundation was established as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization to award scholarships to five deserving high school senior women within San Diego County who demonstrate exemplary skills in science and technology. Chosen from over hundreds of applications, these outstanding young women are presented with scholarships each year at our Pinnacle Awards gala.
The Foundation is overseen by an active Board of Directors comprised of Athena members and former Directors who are committed to nurturing and supporting the next generation of women leaders in science, math and technology. This Board establishes the fundraising strategy, maintains the integrity of the Scholarship Awards and ensures that the scholarship recipients continue on their designated path of study in math, science or engineering. A representative of the Foundation also sits on the Athena San Diego Board of Directors.
The Athena Foundation partners with the San Diego Foundation to facilitate the dissemination of the Athena Pinnacle Scholarship Fund.


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