Meet the STEM Executives Ready to Modernize Your Boardroom

This fifth cohort of Athena's On Boards (AOB) Series graduates thirteen female STEM executives ready to take their seat in the boardroom. After completing the 5-month AOB program on April 7, these leaders are positioned to bring their unique talents to companies and non-profit organizations across California and beyond.

This 3-part series prepares diverse boardroom candidates by helping to: 1) customize their board placement strategy 2) refine their boardroom value add and 3) activate and augment their STEM network. The smaller assigned mentoring groups are a central program feature that ensures strategy execution and accountability.

“No company today can afford to not have women in their boardroom or in their leadership ranks because they’ll be missing out on too much talent.”

-Gina Raimondo, United States Commerce Secretary Fortune Magazine

“Athena On Boards program profoundly increased my confidence, boardroom knowledge and motivation to serve others. I landed my first board appointment at the country's largest non-profit organization two months after completing the program," said Sharon Schwab, PMI Director. "I appreciate the invaluable mentoring and support from Athena.”


WHICH ONE OF THESE AOB GRADUATES IS YOUR NEXT BOARD DIRECTOR?


ANNE BEAUBRUN

Global Heath Economics & Outcomes Research Lead | Portola

KRISTIN GUSTAFSON

Chief Human Resources Officer | Mirati Therapeutics

SHAWNNAH MONTERREY

CEO | BeanStock Ventures

SUSAN POSER

Vice President | Oracle

JENNIFER TODD

Vice President Digital Operations | Wamberg Genomic Advisors

SHANNON WESLEY

Associate Director, Master Data and Analytics | Becton Dickinson (BD)

REBECCA GAFFNEY

VP, Strategic Operations | Soloshot, Inc.

VANESSA HARTIGAN

CFO | BlueX Trade

EILEEN HELLER

VP, Operations | BeanStock Ventures

ANNE SANDAN

VP Finance, Corporate Controller & Administration | ViaCyte, Inc.

JENNA STEWART

Associate, Corporate & Securities | Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

KYRI VAN HOOSE

CFO | TEGA Therapeutics, Inc.

BRENDA VERDUZCO

Shareholder | MHM

To secure your spot on the next cohort waitlist, contact Athena CEO, Holly Smithson and launch your boardroom journey among Athena's pioneers.

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