EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

Great Leaders Never Stop Learning and Evolving | Athena hosts over 50 programs a year on topics from soft skills to cutting-edge technology. Featuring renowned industry leaders, experts and entrepreneurs, each unique Athena program is strategically designed to foster career advancement and leadership development. Connected leaders and current topics collide to create a lineup of can't-miss programs. Don't miss these upcoming events!   


Fall Few Enrollment
October 7-24, 2019
Orientation: Thursday, November 5, 2019 | 8:00 - 9:00 am
Are you ready to enrich your career development with accountability, peer-to-peer mentoring and a group of women that has your back? Athena’s FEW  (Forums for Executive Women) program has long been characterized as your personal board of directors. FEW is a cohesive group of Athena members that meet monthly and provide invaluable peer group experience as you juggle the responsibilities of career choices that reflect your values.
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Athena on Boards Workshop 3
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: Cooley | 4401 Eastgate Mall
The first Athena on Boards cohort wraps with a tactical session where a panel of investors will share insights on the ongoing refresh of board compositions prompted by California’s board mandate and how to best leverage those opportunities through the Athena network.

  • Nancy Hong, Managing Director, RiverVest Venture Partners
  • Court Turner, Partner LYZZ Capital Advisors  
  • Tim Scott, CEO TEGA Therapeutics; Board Chair Connect San Diego
  • Nikia Clarke, Vice President, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation

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Annual Oktoberfest MentorFest 
Presented by Aspiring Leaders Special Interest Group (ASIG)

70% of Fortune 500 companies offer a formal mentoring program to employees. When you create leaders through mentoring, you’re sharing a skill set between experienced individuals and new employees, investing in the future of your organization. If you're ready to empower your career development, join us at Latham & Watkins on October 17th for an Oktoberfest-themed MentorFest. Athena’s MentorFest program will feature top industry leaders paired with mentees for knowledge exchange, career support and new connections in a speed-networking format.
NOTE: This is a capped event and sells out. Please register early. 

Date/Time: Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 5:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: Latham & Watkins | 12670 High Bluff Dr, San Diego, CA 92130
Cost: $35 Members; $55 Non-Members
Sponsored Members complimentary with discount code
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Dealing with Bullies in the Workplace with Michelle Galloway
Presented by Signature Series (SS) 

We’re breaking down what bullying in the workplace is, what it looks like, and how you can deal with it. Because your well-being comes first. A third of workers say they’ve been bullied at work, according toCareerBuilder survey. Women, young workers, and LGBT employees report the highest rates of bullying. Not only does it take a psychological and emotional toll on the employees, but it can also come to an enormous business cost by reducing productivity and leading to potential litigation. Back by popular demand, Michelle Galloway will be presenting on Dealing with Bullies in the Workplace, an Athena Signature Series event. Michelle will help you identify workplace bullying, decode the psychology of bullying and provide effective strategies on dealing with the perpetrators. Learn how to drive inclusive and safe culture in your organization by stopping bullying now.

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Location: Teradata | 17095 Via Del Campo, San Diego, CA 92127
Cost: *Member benefit | Register early to receive 20% off, now through October 10, 2019
$35 Members; $55 Non-Members
Sponsored Members complimentary with discount code
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The Future of FemTech 
Presented by Life Sciences Special Interest Group (LSIG) 
This program delivers a panel discussion highlighting professionals in the industry who are creating the future of Women's Health and Wellness solutions. Femtech, defined as any software, diagnostics, products, and services that leverage technology to improve women’s health, has attracted at least $241 million in VC funding in 2019 alone, according to a recent TechCrunch article. As we see the rise of a female-driven economy, we also see increased demand and need for more health solutions that built and designed by women, for women.
Date/Time: Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Location: JLABS | 3210 Merryfield Row, San Diego, CA 92121
Cost: *Member benefit | Register early to receive 20% off, now through October 10, 2019
$35 Members; $55 Non-Members
Sponsored Members complimentary with discount code

 

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Robotics: The Home Team Advantage
Presented by Technology Special Interest Group (TSIG)
Learn how this nearly $12 billion global market will grow threefold, in part, thanks to five San Diego-based companies innovating in this industry. Discover how these local tech pioneers navigate the opportunities and challenges to create exciting robotics developments and technologies that further basic science and drive industrial/medical innovations every day. Live demos of the robotics products for attendees to see and interact with will also be available at this event. Don’t miss this final blockbuster Technology SIG event for 2019 in partnership with the Society of Women Engineers!

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Location: Sony | 16535 Via Esprillo, San Diego
Cost: *Member benefit | Register early to receive 20% off, now through October 16, 2019
$35 Members; $55 Non-Members
Sponsored Members complimentary with discount code
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Athena On Boards Cohort 2
Athena On Boards is a cohort of executive women in STEM that prepares board placement strategies, assigns mentoring teams from Athena’s bench of industry experts and executive recruiters, and significantly elevates profiles over the 6-month program.Register for the Athena On Boards 3-part Fall program hosted and empowered by Cooley.

Workshop 1 | November 05, 2019 | 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Workshop 2 | January 28, 2020 | 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Workshop 3 | March 10, 2020 | 4:00 - 7:00 pm 
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