SAN DIEGO (PRWEB) May 04, 2018
Athena, a professional association dedicated to advancing women in STEM, is pleased to announce the 2018 Pinnacle Awards recipients. Each year, the Pinnacle Awards honors those elevating, advancing and promoting women working in the STEM fields. Six organizations and individuals earned top honors against a fiercely competitive group of over 70 nominees.
“More than 600 leaders in science, technology and business convened to celebrate these winners at Southern California’s signature STEM event,” said Holly Smithson, Athena CEO. “We honor these remarkable advocates that make it possible for more women to drive innovation in STEM and experience that empowerment necessary to overcome obstacles.”
The 2018 Pinnacle Winners include:
Individual in Life Science
Dr. Ciara Kennedy
President and CEO | Amplyx Pharmaceuticals
Individual in Education
Dr. Katherine Kantardjieff
Dean, College of Science and Mathematics | California State University, San Marcos
Individual in Technology
Kathy Herring Hayashi
Senior Staff Engineer | Qualcomm
Individual in Service
Vice President, Business Development | The Leadership Edge
Startup Life Sciences/Technology
Pinnacle scholarships were awarded to five graduating high school seniors to advance the pipeline of young women in STEM.
2018 Pinnacle Scholarship Winners include:
Shae Galli | Santa Fe Christian
Rose Hong | Del Norte High School
Alma Rincongallardo | Hilltop High School
Ritika Shrivastava | Del Norte High School
Veronica Tang | The Bishop’s School
Athena is honored to announce this year's Pinnacle event sponsors as the leading companies and organizations standing for the principles of, and mission to, empower women in STEM.
Title Sponsor: Sony
Presenting Sponsors: Qualcomm and ICE
Supporting Sponsors: Academy of Our Lady of Peace, Alexandria Real Estate, Biotheranostics, Ernst & Young, Intuit, IRRAS, Marsh & McLennan Agency, SBI, San Diego Business Journal, and Thermo Fisher Scientific.
More information: http://www.athenasd.org