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!     

Women As Leaders

It’s now more critically important than ever to deeply understand the actual issues facing leaders in the San Diego region, particularly those faced by STEM leaders who happen to be women. Athena has revived its traditional Women As Leaders Survey to get a good look at the workplace experience of women in leadership. 

Date/Time Thursday, June 29th from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

UC San Diego

9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093

Exact room TBD


Members: $40

Non-Members: $50

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ASIG: Charisma Unleashed: How to Lead & Influence with Purpose 

Athena's Associate's Special Interest Group (ASIG) collaborates with Cynthia BurnhamLeadership Consultant, Executive Presence & Speaking Coach and Author, to create a workshop for women to reveal how to unleash your inner charisma.

Date/Time Thursday, July 13 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Fish & Richardson 

12390 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130


Members: $25

Non-Members: $35

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Athena ALL STARS Lead STEM Night at the Padres

Bring the family out and enjoy a night of baseball with San Diego STEM leaders. Take advantage of a night at the ballpark with family, friends and colleagues. Make STEM night a team event or show up to build new connections with ALL STARS in Life Science and Tech.

Date/Time Thursday, July 27 at 5:30 PM. First pitch at 6:10 PM

Petco Park 

100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA, 92101


Cost: View Athena Sections at Petco (Areas highlighted in pink)

Section 1 (Field Plaza): $34.50

Section 2 (Field Box or Toyota Terrace Reserved): $27.25

Section 3 (Field Pavilion): $26.25

Section 4 (Upper Infield): $15

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Athena Summer Wine Social 

Kick off the last month of summer at Athena's annual summer wine social for an evening filled with mingling and delicious snacks and beverages. 

Date/Time August 10 from 4:30 to 7:00 PM
Location TBH
Cost Free!
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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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Missed A Previous Event?

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

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