Athena Events & Programs

Great Leaders Never Stop Learning & Evolving

Athena hosts over 25 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. From "Talk Like TED," a program on powerful presentation skills featuring a TEDx Talks speech coach, to the Athena IoT Summit, connected leaders and current topics collide to create a lineup of can't-miss events. 


Don't miss these upcoming events!        

Partner Event: Wealth Steps Financial Wellness Online Workshop

Athena is partnering with Wealth Steps to provide a complimentary financial wellness program to all members. 


I. Wednesday, August 16th (12:00 pm & 6:00 pm) – Step 1: Introduction & Protecting Today 

II. Thursday, September 14th (12:00 pm & 6:00 pm) – Step 2: World Class Savings 

III. Thursday, October 12th – Step 3: Life Event Funding 

IV. Tuesday, November 14th – Step 4: Living Debt Free 

Location Online here
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Signature Series: Women As Leaders

Thank you to everyone who participated in gathering crucial information about the workplace experiences of women in leadership by taking or passing along our Women As Leaders Survey. Join us as we reveal our findings and learn ways to respond to this data. 

Date/Time Thursday, November 9th from 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Location California State University San Marcos, Markstein Hall #125

Members: $40 and Non-Members: $50

Faculty: $20 and CSUSM Students: $5

Student Fee: $10

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Athena's Annual Holiday Party - Members Only

Date/Time Thursday, December 7th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location Latham and Watkins, 12670 High Bluff Dr, San Diego, CA 92130
Cost Free for Members
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Wisdom Ignited Workshop: Break the Fundraising Glass Ceiling

Last year, female entrepreneurs only raised $1.5B versus $58.2B by male entrepreneurs (according to Pitchbook). There are countless theories as to why this is the case. Some say women are simply not taken as seriously as men by investors. Others argue the results and track record matter more to investors than gender.

Date/ Time Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM 
Location PWC, 5375 Mira Sorrento Pl #300, San Diego, CA 92121
Cost Members: $40
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Missed A Previous Event?

ALL STARS STEM Night at the Padres - Did you miss the Padres game and celebration of STEM night while Sony showcased their new coding game for children, KOOV? Click here to view the photos. 

Pinnacle 2017 - Did you miss Pinnacle 2017? Click here for summary of the evening described as "a new standard in awards ceremonies"! View the photos

Pinnacle VIP: Want to see photos from the Pinnacle pitch and VIP event? View here

MentorFest 2016 - Everyone wants a mentor. Watch the video 

Future Proof Your Career - A panel of experts address how technology will impact career paths and how to be future-proof to coming changes. Read the Blog Post and See the Photos

Men Who Champion Women - a dynamic panel discussion hosted by Qualcomm and featuring Monica Marquez (Ernst & Young), Steven Stall (Rockwell Automation), and Dan Movens (Cardinal Health), and moderated by Will Marre. Watch the video