Athena in the News - Recent Articles
Recent Press Releases
Nov. 29, 2016
|Athena, UCSD Rady School of Management Partner on mystartupXX
Oct. 30, 2016
One Year After Pay Parity Law, Athena Explores How San Diego
Companies Responded to this Legislation
May 3, 2016
|Pinnacle Award Photos
|May 3, 2016
||Pinnacle Award Winners
|Apr. 19, 2016
||Athena’s 18th Annual Pinnacle Awards
Honors San Diego’s Best in STEM
|Mar 15, 2016
||Pinnacle Award Nominees
|Mar. 10, 2016
||Pinnacle Scholarship Winners
|Mar. 2, 2016
||Athena Appoints New Executive Director
& New Board Members
|Feb 20, 2016
||Photos from Signature Series Event: Men Who Champion
Women & the ROI of Diversity
|Feb 2, 2016
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
Cheryl K. Goodman, Athena Executive Director
Cheryl is Athena's Executive Director and co-founder of SoGloMo, a 360 degree marketing firm focused on the power of marketing, mobile and social.
Cheryl served as an executive in business development/ marketing at Qualcomm, Inc., where she oversaw brands such as Gimbal™, LTE Broadcast, mirasol and MediaFLO. She also established the Qualcomm Publisher Relations program where she developed mobile content revenue strategies with national and global publishers.
Over the course of her career, Goodman has launched eight products in five countries, and garnered numerous awards, including the Wall Street Journal Innovation Award, PC Magazine Technical Excellence Award and EDN’s Innovation Award. She also received finalist recognition in the CES Innovation Awards and GSMA Global Mobile Awards.
As a former broadcast journalist for CBS and ABC affiliates, Goodman is a frequent commentator to press on mobile technologies, mobile marketing strategies and women in STEM leadership. She is a sought-after keynote speaker, emcee, moderator and panel participant.
For urgent press inquiries, please email Cheryl K. Goodman
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 seven (7) 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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