Meet Athena's 2020 Pinnacle Scholarship Winners

Athena champions the next generation of women leaders in science and technology through its annual scholarship awards. Each year, merit-based scholarships are awarded to 5 qualified high school senior women in San Diego County that are pursuing STEM degrees. Winners receive their scholarships during Athena’s Annual Pinnacle Awards Awards Gala.


Advancing women leaders in the STEM workforce is a movement driven by community support. We invite you to donate to the Athena Foundation's Pinnacle Scholarship Fund, a 501(c)(3) that awards these 5 merit-based STEM scholarships annually.

22nd ANNUAL 






You’re invited to experience Athena’s Virtually Reimagined 22nd Annual Pinnacle Awards Gala on August 6, 2020 from 5:00 - 6:00pm PST. Athena’s signature STEM event of the year celebrates the extraordinary leaders that continuously champion the advancement, promotion and career success of women in STEM. Here’s what you can expect to experience on this very special occasion:

  • Master of Ceremonies | Heather Myers CBS 8 News Anchor (8-time Emmy Award Winner)

  • Announcement and celebration of our 4 Pinnacle Winners and 50 Nominees of 2020

  • Celebration of Athena’s 5 Pinnacle Scholarship Winner of 2020

  • Experience a dynamic lightning-round discussion with 3 distinguished executive engineers: Susan Tousi of Illumina, Erna Adelson of Sony and Kristi Jaska of Viasat as they share the critical influences and career struggles inside their journey to the top -- in an industry where only 16% of women are represented.

  • Learn about Athena’s vision and mission to advance 1 million women leading in STEM by 2030.

  • Join forces with 600+ of your esteemed STEM peers for an unforgettable evening as we transition our business and personal lives through the virtual lens and demonstrate our agility, resilience and commitment towards lifting others while climbing.

Please contact to become a Pinnacle Awards sponsor.


2020 Pinnacle Nominees

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