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 | Best Practices Panel One
Launching the Journey to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Moderator: Debbie Day | Executive VP | Mitchell International
Encore Capital | Tracy Ting | Chief HR Officer
Tandem Diabetes Care | Marcie Faraimo | Sr. Director Human Resources
RESMED | Sarah Hassaine, Director DE&I
4:50-5:25pm | Best Practices Panel Two
How the World's Most Admired Companies Drive Diversity & Inclusion
Qualcomm | Glenn Williams | Sr. Director Diversity & Inclusion
SDG&E | Kendall Helm | VP, People & Culture
SONY | Cheryl Goodman | Head of Corporate Social Responsibility & Global Comms
5:30pm - 6pm | 23rd Annual Pinnacle Awards
LIFTING WHILE CLIMBING SUMMIT
October 26 | 4-6pm PT
Our Annual Lifting While Climbing (LWC) Summit 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.
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.
For those interested in event sponsorship opportunities contact Athena CEO, Holly Smithson