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.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 6 | 5-6 PM PST
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 Holly@athenasd.org to become a Pinnacle Awards sponsor.
PINNACLE 2020 SUPPORTING SPONSORS
2020 Pinnacle Nominees
Vice President, Information Systems
Sony Interactive Entertainment
Founder and Chief Scientific Officer
Chief Commercial Officer
VP & Chief Compliance Office
Vice President HR
ESET, North America
Sr Program Manager, Tech Women @ Intuit
Vice President, Engineering
Chairman and CEO
Innovative Commercial Environments
Chief Medical Officer
Adult Programs Manager
Fleet Science Center
Chief Marketing Officer
Senior Manager, Software Engineering
Sony Electronics, Inc.
Vice President, Operations
Artemis Institute for Clinical Research
Head of Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility
Dr. Anita Gupta
SVP, Medical Strategy and Government Affairs
Managing Partner, vCIO
Vice President, Human Resources
Director, Product Management
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Head of Sales, Home Entertainment and Sound
Senior Program Manager
Director of Partners, Commercial
VP & Chief Diversity Officer
Sr. Director, OSSA Oversight and Reporting
Chief Information Officer
California Coast Credit Union
California State University, San Marcos
SVP & Chief Accounting Officer
Marketing Communications Manager
TGR Management Consulting, LLC
Senior Manager, Business Process Automation
Sr. Manager, Process innovation, Strategy & Transformation
Mfg/Ops Quality Manager
Ernst & Young LLP
Director, Talent Acquisition & Inclusion
Head of Business Development