Athena Events and Programs

Great Leaders Never Stop Learning and 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 Program in UTC

Join Athena and Westpac for our financial wellness program as a way to jumpstart your financial plan for the year! Light appetizers will be included. 

Date/Time Wednesday, January 17, 2018, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Location UTC, 4275 Executive Square Dr., La Jolla, CA 92037
Cost $25 for members and non-members
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Wisdom Ignited | 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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Signature Series | #MeToo Forum

The impact of the online #MeToo campaign and the ongoing revelations of harassment continue to be felt across the workplace. Against this backdrop and as part of Athena's commitment to providing support and resources to women, our panelists will discuss the power dynamics of the workplace and how professional conduct has changed over the years.

Date/ Time Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM 
Location La Jolla Square Event Center, Sunset Room | 4225 Executive Square, La Jolla, CA 
Cost Members: $40; Nonmembers $50
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This program will be videotaped


TSIG and WITI | How to be Successful in a Technology Company

Athena's Technology Special Interest Group (TSIG) and Women in Technology International (WITI) invite you to hear the experiences of 4 women who work in various roles at technology firms and learn how they were able to succeed in the tech sector.  Learn from their experiences to advance your own career at a tech company, or perhaps position yourself to land a job at one.

Date/ Time

Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM 

5:30 - 6:15 pm | Registration and networking

6:15 - 6:30 pm | Welcomes and introductions

6:30 - 7:45 pm | Program

7:45 - 8:00 pm | Q&A; program concludes

Location La Jolla Square Event Center, Seaside Room | 4225 Executive Square, La Jolla, CA
Cost Athena and WITI members: $30; Non-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 where 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 a 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? Click 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