Athena on Boards Series Deepens its Bench of Board-ready STEM Executives

First it was California’s legislature that enacted public-company boardroom diversity legislation in 2018, followed by Goldman Sachs announcement: “no IPO’s for company with all bros” in 2020, then it was NASDAQ, followed by State Street Global Advisors mandating diverse boardrooms requirements for its listed companies, effective 2021.


These global financial institutions have laid down the gauntlet on modernizing boardrooms as the proven path to grow shareholder value, stock performance and long-term value creation.


Enter Athena on Boards Series

With these tail winds at our back, Athena on Boards Series (AoB) is dedicated to fueling the talent pipeline as companies look to source diverse boardroom talent. Athena is proud to showcase these AoB graduates in their completion of this 5-month program on January 27 and invite you to visit their links and expertise in leading from the boardroom.


“Athena On Boards program profoundly increased my boardroom knowledge, my confidence and my motivation to serve others. Within two months of my completion, I’m now a director on my first board at the Program Management Institute " said Sharon Schwab, Global Sr Portfolio Manager at BD.


Athena On Boards Series is launching its sixth cohort on March 25. Register here where you can expect to access these opportunities:

1) Design your boardroom bio that captures your capabilities and value add for targeted STEM companies

2) Articulate and role-play your boardroom pitch with your peers and mentor, and

3) Stay accountable in executing on your strategy and activating and expanding your network on your boardroom intentions.


CONGRATS TO AOB COHORT 4 ALUMNI| POWERED BY COOLEY

HELEN BAPTIST

Chief Operating Officer | PathFactory ​

DIANA BODDEN

Vice President Global Marketing ​

ANITA BUSQUETS

President | Chief Financial Officer | Toragen Biotechnologies

LATANÉ CONANT

Chief Marketing Officer | 6sense

KAREN DAVIES

Vice President, Business Transformation | Quidel

ILENE J KLEIN

Founder & CEO | Krysalis Consulting

ALISON LOWERY

Vice President, Finance | OneSource Distributors

BERNADETTE McBREARTY

Vice President Marketing | ResMed

TAWN NGUYEN

Associate Director | Scripps Research Institute

MEGHAN NORVELL

Principal, Executive Consultant | Breakaway Bio LLC

ANNA PUTNAM

Executive Director, Product Development | Halozyme

CYNTHIA SENER

CRO | Chatmeter

CYNTHE SIMS

President | Torreyana

ERIKA SINNER

Founder | Directorie ​

DEBORAH SLEE

SVP Nonclinical Development and Operations | Gossamer Bio ​

KELLY VAIL

Vice President | First Republic Bank


Athena on Boards Mentors

DENISE DeMAN

LAURA SIEGAL

ANNETTE WINN


Athena on Boards Committee

CO-CHAIR: JAYE CONNOLLY-LABELLE| CEO @ RIPPLENAMI

CO-CHAIR: CHARITY WILLIAMS |PARTNER @ COOLEY

SHIRIN ALIPANAH | IT DIRECTOR @JACK IN THE BOX

GRACE CHUI-MILLER |CFO @ CORRELATION VENTURES

BO MONACO|PARTNER @ BDO


Learn more and register to secure your spot in the next cohort and design your board search through Athena’s On Boards Series.This cohort size is intimate by design and, therefore, very limited in available seats.