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Athena in the News - Recent Articles

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, 2017              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

Mar. 29, 2017 Athena Announces Pinnacle Award Nominee List
 Mar. 23, 2017 ScaleMatrix and Athena San Diego Enter Into Partnership
Mar. 8, 2017 Three Ways to Bolster The Innovation Ecosystem for Women

Feb. 15, 2017

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

Pinnacle Awards

Feb. 7, 2017 Athena Announces 2017 Board of Directors
Jan. 23, 2017 Nominations Now Open for 19th Annual Athena Pinnacle Awards
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

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

Athena Leadership

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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