Athena San Diego Presents: Men Who Champion Women, A Signature Series Event

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A Signature Series event with panel moderated by Will Marre

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“Diversity and profitability aren’t often associated together, but they should be,” said Cheryl Goodman, interim Executive Director of Athena San Diego “This power panel has deployed diversity programs that boost bottom-lines."

Athena San Diego and title sponsor Qualcomm will host a Signature Series panel event, Men Who Champion Women, on February 18, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. located at the Qualcomm, Irwin M. Jacobs Lecture Hall.

This Signature Series panel will be moderated by Will Marre, a founder of both the Stephen Covey Leadership Institute and SMART Power Institute. Marre will discuss with a panel of experts how male executives are championing inclusion culture for both social and fiscal benefits.

The panel includes:

  • Steven Stall, Business Segment Leader of Inclusion from Rockwell Automation: Rockwell Automation has taken a unique approach to culture transformation by engaging white men as change agents. The approach has raised the awareness of the impact of privilege, and has focused on removing barriers to inclusion and creating lasting change.
  • Dan Movens, SVP and GM of Parmed Pharmaceutical from Cardinal Health: A company that has a strong connection to PLC, the Partners Leading Change- Institute for Women’s Leadership Cardinal Health hosts diversity classes for employees, and has developed top down approaches for inclusion culture.
  • Monica M. Marquez, West Region Inclusiveness & Flexibility Leader from Ernst & Young LLP: Monica Marquez serves as the West Region Diversity Inclusiveness & Flexibility Lead for EY based in Los Angeles. In this role, she develops and implements the firm’s diversity and flexibility initiatives and enhances efforts to attract, retain and promote a diverse, inclusive workforce.

There will be a VIP reception for C-Suite guests to meet the panel for a Q&A before the program and receive a private tour of the Qualcomm museum. For more information on the VIP call Sue G. 858.461.0720, sgian(at)athenasd(dot)org

Tickets to the Men Who Champion Women Signature Series are on sale now

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About Athena San Diego
Athena San Diego is a 501(c)6 professional development association serving women executives and rising managers in science and technology. Athena is a community of dynamic women that provides inspiration, education, networking and leadership programs that empower women to realize their true potential. All auction and donation proceeds from Pinnacle, and other Athena San Diego events, go to the Athena Foundation, a 501(c)3. For more information about membership and to learn more, visit

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