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
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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