MISSION OF LIFTING WHILE CLIMBING SUMMIT

“To transform our global STEM hub by advancing gender equality,

discovering new knowledge, and sharing our resources with the world.”

 

 

SHOW FLOW | Master of Ceremonies: Heather Myers, CBS 8 News Anchor and 8x Emmy Award Winner

 

4:15-4:50pm | Segment One

Launching the Journey to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

 

Moderator: Mitchell International | Debbie Day | Executive VP, General Manager APD

 

Encore Capital | Tracy Ting | Chief HR Officer

Tandem Diabetes Care | Tom Fox | SVP, HR & Organizational Development 

RESMED | Sarah Hassaine | Director DE&I

 

4:50-5:25pm  | Segment Two 

How the World’s Most Admired Companies Drive Diversity and Inclusion

 

Qualcomm | Glenn Williams | Sr. Director Diversity & Inclusion 

SDG&E | Kendall Helm | VP, People & Culture 

 

5:30pm - 6pm  | 23rd Annual Pinnacle Awards

Individual in Life Sciences

Individual in Technology

Individual in Service Provider

Rising Star

STEM Company

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Athena Presents

LIFTING WHILE CLIMBING SUMMIT

& PINNACLE AWARDS

June 30 | 4-6pm PT

This Annual Lifting While Climbing Summit (LWC) was born out of Athena's Women in STEM Workforce 2020 Index that reveals STEM companies continue to struggle in achieving their equitable workforce goals with only 1 out 4 STEM jobs held by women.

We know that stronger leadership, culture and commitment are paramount in this march towards correcting these pervasive inequities at scale. We join hands under the LWC banner to lift up those companies eager to access proven, enterprise-wide equitable action plans that ultimately attract diverse customers, markets, ideas and talent. 

This Summit also features Athena’s 23rd Annual Pinnacle Awards for the individuals and companies that demonstrate a commitment to lifting others while climbing. This long-standing tradition honors "best in class" examples of those excelling in the recognition, promotion, and mentorship of women in STEM.

 

As the voice of women in STEM, Athena is committed to convening the brightest minds from the most forward-thinking global STEM companies who will openly share data-driven approaches and operational strategies to scale an equitable workforce and win the battle for talent and customers. This big picture conversation will identify and prioritize the DE&I interventions around cultural challenges, policy gaps and behavioral barriers central to advancing gender equality and inclusive cultures.

These proceedings will be published in The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Playbook capturing the data-driven best practices for STEM companies, available on July 12.

 

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Interested in event sponsorship opportunities? Contact Athena CEO, Holly Smithson

 

LWC FOUNDING MEMBERS

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EVENT SPONSORS

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Interested in event sponsorship opportunities contact Athena CEO, Holly Smithson

 

 
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Congratulations to our 2021
Pinnacle Nominees & Diversity Champions

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Fortuna Arumemi

Senior Inside Sales Representative

Codex DNA

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Deb Barrett

VP & Chief Compliance Officer

Qualcomm

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Maureen Booth

Compliance Manager, Women Employee Resource Group Leader

Thermo Fisher Scientific

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Kimbra Brookstein

Staff Program Manager, Tech Women @ Intuit

Intuit

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Cynthia Burzell

Founder and CSO

Aequor Inc

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Aliza Carpio

Principal Tech Evangelist - Intuit Tech Culture

Intuit

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Merrilyn Datta

Vice President of Corporate Marketing and Ecommerce

Illumina

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Anila Dhokia

Chief Audit Executive

Illumina

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Catherine Eng

Co-Founder

Design Code Build & Our Worlds, Inc.

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Kendall Gassner

Software Engineer 2

Intuit

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Brittany Heath

Director, Clinical Operations

Artemis Institute for Clinical Research

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Illumina

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Janina Jeff

Sr Bioinformatics Scientist

Illumina

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Rebecca Jones

Director, Corporate Legal

NuVasive

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Ami Lau

Director of Operations

Reveal Biosciences

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Tanya Llera DeLong

Director, Quality Assurance

Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.

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Aviva McPherron

Chief Information Officer

NuVasive

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Shawnnah Monterrey

Chief Executive Officer

BeanStock Ventures

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Hilda Mwangi

Research Communications & Operations Lead

Takeda

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Jamie Padilla

Engineer I

Sempra Energy

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Carmen Rene

Vice President, Finance & Corporate Controller

Prescient Medicine, Inc.

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Debra Rosen

President

North San Diego Business Chamber

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San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)

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Lauren Shipp

Science Educator

Biocom Institute

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Britt Styr

CEO

Britech

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Charity Williams

Partner

Cooley LLP

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Tiana Austel

Specialist, Corporate Citizenship

Illumina

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Rebecca Beattie

Chief Executive Officer

LaunchBio Inc.

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Kara Bortone

Senior Director

Johnson & Johnson - Janssen Business Development

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Loxley Browne

CEO

Athena Racing

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Hong Cai

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Mesa Biotech

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Rea Carter Williams

Director Of Marketing

Technology Integration Group

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Melissa DeVita

Vice President, Division Counsel

Qualcomm

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Noushin Dunkelman

Founder & President

MaxSynergy Consulting

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DeLinda Forsythe

CEO | Founder

ICE

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Stephanie Habif

VP, Behavioral Sciences

Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.