On May 4, 2017, join us to celebrate The Art of Possible  

 Athena's Pinnacle Awards gala is our annual industry awards event now in its 19th year of production. Over 600 leaders in science, technology and business gather to honor those who excelled in the recognition, promotion, and mentorship of women in STEM. The Pinnacle Awards is a staple of southern California's technology and life science industry, providing a dynamic environment of high-value networking and inspiring exposure to best of the best in overall professional development and leadership. Pinnacle Scholarships are also awarded to five remarkable graduating high school seniors to promote the future of young women in STEM. In 2017, we celebrate The Art of Possible at the 19th Annual Pinnacle Awards.

The annual Pinnacle Awards Gala will be held May 4, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in La Jolla from 5:00 - 9:00 PM. 

 Nominations are now closed! Thank you for nominating, stay tuned to hear more about the nominees in the San Diego Business Journal. Pinnacle winners will be announced at the awards,  save a seat or table and click here! Awards are presented in seven (7) categories:

  1. Individual in Life Sciences
  2. Individual in Technology
  3. Individual in Services
  4. Individual in Education
  5. Company/Organization
  6. Biotech Startup  
  7. Tech Startup 

 As part of the Pinnacle program and to promote the development of future women leaders in STEM, Athena also awards Pinnacle Scholarships to five (5) deserving high school senior girls pursuing higher education in science, technology, engineering or math.  

Don't miss out - hear the amazing Haben Girma, White House Champion of Change, speak at the Pinnacle Awards!


Girma is the first deaf and blind person to graduate from Harvard Law School. Her incredible accomplishments are made possible through the power of life science research and technological advancements. 




                       Thank you to our amazing sponsors!

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Want to get involved in the 2017 Pinnacle Awards?

Purchase a table or seat at the Pinnacle Awards
Table: $2500 for 10 seats
Half Table: $1250 for 5 seats
Individual Ticket: $290 for 1 seat

• Company Involvement: Support women in STEM - sponsor the 19th Annual Pinnacle Awards
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• Individual Involvement: Fund a scholarship or donate to the Pinnacle Silent Auction
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