A staple of Southern California's technology and life sciences sectors, the annual Pinnacle Awards showcase the best in class of those advancing the promotion of women leading in STEM. The nominees and winners are devoted champions who pull out all the stops to promote and advance women leaders. 

2019 Pinnacle Award Winners
Individual in Life Sciences | Sheila Gujrathi 
Individual in Technology | Mary Gendron
Individual in STEM Service Provider | Pamela Gardner
Rising Star | Kylie Taitano

Athena’s Pinnacle Awards also present merit-based scholarships to young women pursuing STEM degrees, through its Foundation. Athena is proud to champion the next generation of women leaders in STEM. These outstanding Pinnacle Scholarship recipients demonstrate academic excellence, leadership in school organizations, and community involvement.

2019 Pinnacle Scholarship Recipients

Marisa Beresford | Academy of Our Lady of Peace
Jeanette Chen | Monte Vista High School
Gillian Folk | Academy of Our Lady of Peace
Rachel Kulchar | Carlsbad High School
Aida Razavilar | Canyon Crest Academy

Empowering women in the STEM workforce is a movement driven by community support. We invite you to donate to the Athena Foundation's Pinnacle Scholarship Fund, a 501(c)(3), which awards 5 merit-based STEM scholarships annually. 

2019 Pinnacle Awards Commemorative Program and Video

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