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June 19, 2019

Athena CEO, Holly Smithson, Named SDBJ Nonprofit CEO of the Year

June 14, 2019

Athena CEO Moderates Women on Boards, presented by Premier Education Group

June 2, 2019

SDSW | From Launch to Exit: Inclusion in the startup ecosystem featuring Athena Entrepreneur Committee co-chair, June Chocheles

May 31, 2019

Helping San Diego's STEM Economy Become a Destination for Diversity - Voice of San Diego

May 30, 2019

SDSW | Women In Tech: The resources you need to level up in SD featuring Athena CEO, Holly Smithson

May 16, 2019

Athena’s Pinnacle Awards Showcases Leaders in Diversity and Inclusion - SD Magazine

May 14, 2019

Athena and the New York Academy of Sciences Announce Collaboration at the United Nations

May 1, 2019

Athena CEO Moderates #STEMTOO panel for Women in Science Society, San Diego State University

April 23, 2019

Athena Announces 21st Annual Pinnacle Awards Nominees

April 12, 2019

Athena Accepting Nominations for 21st Annual Pinnacle Awards Celebration

March 27, 2019

Athena Announced as Finalist for Xconomy Awards San Diego

March 21, 2019

Athena CEO Featured in 
AtlanticLive Innovators Lab: San Diego

March 20, 2019

Athena Named "Champion of Women" Winner at 2019 San Diego Women of Influence Awards

March 15, 2019 

Athena CEO Participates in OLP Women's Symposium

February 26, 2019

Athena and Watermark Launch Alliance to Scale Impact of Women in Leadership

February 26, 2019

Athena CEO Joins United Nations Global Compact's Corporate Reporting Workshop in Arizona

January 8, 2019

Athena Announces New Board of Directors for 2019

January 7, 2019

Athena and Sony White Paper | Women in Leadership is Smart Business: A Competitive Imperative

December 19, 2018

Athena CEO Featured in San Diego 500 Influential Leader List

December 11-12, 2018 DeviceTalks West Conference Features Holly Smithson, Athena CEO: "Empowering Women in the STEM Workforce: Understanding the Gender Gap And How To Close It."
December 7, 2018 Athena and the US Network of the UN Global Compact Host Sustainable Development Goal #5 Gender Equality Workshop
December 6, 2018

Athena Collaborates on Gender Equality with the US Network of the UN Global Compact

December 5, 2018 Athena's Blueprint for Success with Mei Lin Fung
November 7, 2018 Athena's Blueprint for Success with Beth Anne Baber
November 2018 Athena Featured in Tech Spotlight:  Healthcare and Biotech
October 2018 Women in the Workplace by McKinsey & Company 
October 11, 2018 Talented San Diego Podcast: Embracing Your Ambition with Athena CEO, Holly Smithson
October 9, 2018 Athena CEO Moderates at BVS' Women Breaking the Barriers of Science
October 3, 2018 Athena's Blueprint for Success with Claire Weston
September 28-30, 2018 Athena CEO Joins Female Equity Conference in Hamptons NY: Connecting Female Founders with Female Investors 
September 25, 2018 Athena Joins SD Magazine "Celebrating Women Conference" for Athena CEO's Nomination as "Woman of the Year” in Non-Profit Visionary category
September 24-28, 2018  Athena CEO Participates in Gender Diversity Conferences at 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City

September 5, 2018

Athena's Blueprint for Success with Jaye Connolly-LaBelle

August 1, 2018

Athena's Blueprint for Success with DeLinda Forsythe

June 8, 2018

Athena and Ad Astra Ventures Launch Strategic Alliance to Support Women Founders of STEM Companies

June 6, 2018

Athena's Blueprint for Success with Sabrina Martucci Johnson

May 22, 2018

Athena Joins United Nations Global Compact to Close the Gender Gap in STEM Workforce

May 7, 2018

Athena 2018 Pinnacle Awards Insert - SDBJ

May 4, 2018

Athena Announces 2018 Pinnacle Awards Winners

May 3, 2018 Athena's Blueprint for Success with Dr. Cathy Schnabel
Apr 30, 2018 Athena CEO Moderates at TiE South Coast's "Women in STEM Shattering the Glass Ceiling Panel" at JLABS
Apr 18, 2018 Athena Releases Pinnacle Awards Nominees for Advancing Women in STEM
Apr 4, 2018 Athena's Blueprint for Success with Lee Wills
Apr 4, 2018 Athena Announces Bloomberg Anchor Emily Chang as Featured Speaker at its 20th Anniversary PInnacle Awards Gala
Mar 7, 2018    Athena's Blueprint for Success with Rashmi Char

Mar 1, 2018   

Athena Celebrates 20th Anniversary at Pinnacle Awards Gala
February 22, 2018 Athena CEO Discusses #MeToo Movement with Rick Amato on One America Network
February 6, 2018 Athena's Blueprint for Success with Barbary Bry
January 11, 2018   Athena Announces New Appointments to Board of Directors
December 8, 2017    Athena Announces Holly Smithson As Chief Executive Officer
September 15, 2017 Athena San Diego Event Features San Diego Innovative Wearable Technologies
July 17, 2017 Robotics Kit At Athena’s “#STEM ALL STARS” Night At Petco Park July 27
June 8, 2017  Surfing the Boardroom-Cheryl K. Goodman
June 6, 2017    Non-Profit Organizations are Changing the Diversity Equation in STEM, U.S News   Stem Panel
May 5, 2017 Athena Announces 2017 Pinnacle Award Winners
May 1, 2017     2017 Athena Pinnacle Awards, SDBJ 
April 14, 2017         US News: Athena Supports Women in STEM
April 10, 2017   Pinnacle Pitch Prepares and Promotes Talent, SDBJ
March 23, 2017 Athena Partners with New Tech Accelerator
March 31, 2017 Mid City News; OLP Women's Symposium
March 23, 2017 ScaleMatrix and Athena San Diego Enter Into Partnership
March 15, 2017  Athena in the Seaside Courier Community News
March 14, 2017  Shattering the Glass Ceiling with McCauley & Goodman


About Athena 


Athena is empowering progress together by advancing professional women in the STEM workforce. Athena offers its member community instruments for change through professional development, community investment, and market research. Its 20-year history of advancing women in one of the nation's leading STEM hubs marks Athena as a premier women's empowerment advocate. 


Founded in 1998, Athena members hold positions of senior executive, entrepreneur, and in academia from all sectors of STEM: life sciences, technology, healthcare, defense, engineering, as well as the associated service providers. More About Athena 

About the Athena Foundation

The Athena Foundation was established as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization to award scholarships to five deserving high school senior women within San Diego County who demonstrate exemplary skills in science and technology. Chosen from over hundreds of applications, these outstanding young women are presented with scholarships each year at our Pinnacle Awards gala.

The Foundation is overseen by an active Board of Directors comprised of Athena members and former Directors who are committed to nurturing and supporting the next generation of women leaders in science, math and technology. A representative of the Foundation also sits on the Athena Board of Directors. The Athena Foundation partners with the San Diego Foundation to facilitate the dissemination of the Athena Pinnacle Scholarship Fund.