"Blueprint for Success" Monthly Vlogs

This monthly feature houses exclusive C-suite interviews with Athena executives, academics and thought leaders sharing their strategies for accelerating women’s leadership path in STEM.  Athena viewers can expect to gain timely insights and proven formulas to influence their career direction. We hope you find value in these exemplary women that may empower your future working in the STEM fields. 

  JULY 2019 | Special Edition: Straight from the 21st Annual Pinnacle Awards "turquoise carpet," access the who’s who in Athena’s thriving community of diversity champions. SDGE
Dean k  JUNE 2019 | Katherine Kantardjieff, PhD | Dean, College Science & Mathematics, CSUSMWe are excited to feature our first academic leader in Athena's Blueprint for Success, Dr. Katherine Kantardjieff, founding dean of the College of Science and Mathematics at CSUSM, .Affectionately known as "Dean K", she shares her journey from a lover of science to a double science major at USC, transitioning to a zookeeper then a teacher to a dean. She describes the pivotal mentors who helped her cultivate spunk, courage of conviction and a strong sense of self, including "the rebel nuns of Hollywood".Access how she takes those informed risks and how mentors proved invaluable to her career success. SDGE
MAY 2019 | Randa Coniglio | President & CEO, Port of San Diego
From UCSD chemistry student to commercial real estate agent to making history as the first female CEO at the Port of San Diego, Randa discusses the perception gaps she has encountered, and the advice she was given along the way that emboldened her to establish boundaries. She pinpoints her ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships as the "silver bullet" of her success and describes her "others focused leadership" style and the importance of a collaborative spirit.
  APRIL 2019 | Kathleen Delaney | CMO, Kofax  
 MARCH 2019 | Liz Gasser | Managing Partner, High Camp Ventures | Athena Board Chair  
 FEBRUARY 2019 | Dr. Kara Bortone | Head, JLABS San Diego  
   JANUARY 2019 | Valerie Gionis | CEO, Valtari Bio  


DECEMBER 2018 | Mei Lin Fung | Co-Founder | People Centered Internet


NOVEMBER 2018 | Beth Anne Baber, Ph.D. | Founder, CEO & CSO | STORM Real World Health


OCTOBER 2018 | Claire Weston, Ph.D. | Founder and CEO | Reveal Biosciences

SEPTEMBER 2018 | Jaye Connolly-LaBelle | Chairman and CEO | RippleNami

AUGUST 2018 | DeLinda Forsythe | CEO | Innovative Commercial Environments

JULY 2018 | The Power of Athena | Hear Athena Members Share Why Athena Matters 

JUNE 2018 | Sabrina Martucci Johnson | President and CEO | DARÉ Bioscience

MAY 2018 | Dr. Cathy Schnabel | Chief Scientific Officer | Biotheranostics

APRIL 2018 | Lee Wills | Head of Talent Acquisition and Employee Engagement | Sony Electronics

MARCH 2018 | Rashmi Char | Vice President of Engineering | Qualcomm

FEBRUARY 2018 | Barbara Bry | San Diego City Council President Pro Tem and Athena Founder