Athena Announces 2020 Board of Directors

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Accomplished Physician, Entrepreneur, and Corporate Strategist Join Board

“These individuals bring a wealth of talent and expertise in their fields and will be tremendous assets as we execute on Athena’s mission to advance 1 million women in STEM by 2030,” said Liz Gasser, Athena’s Board Chair.

Athena, California’s premier advocate for professional women in STEM, announces the appointment of three new board directors in addition to the slate of officers and di-rectors for 2020.

“These individuals bring a wealth of talent and expertise in their fields and will be tremendous assets as we execute on Athena’s mission to advance 1 million women in STEM by 2030,” said Liz Gasser, Athena’s Board Chair.

Claire Weston, CEO of Reveal Biosciences, Sara Zaknoen, MD, Founder of Zed Strategic Consulting and Ruchika Rastogi, Director of Corporate Strategy and Planning at Illumina are the three newly elected directors, effective January 1, 2020.

“As the voice of women in STEM, it’s imperative that we continue to bring a diverse set of talents and perspectives onto our board,” said Holly Smithson, CEO, Athena. “These executives are accomplished physicians, entrepreneurs and corporate strategists that complement our distinguished board as we move into this new decade of action.”

Athena’s 2020 Board of Directors includes:
Board Officers
Chair: Liz Gasser, Managing Partner | High Camp Ventures
Treasurer: Grace Chui-Miller, CFO | Correlation Ventures
Secretary: Holly Smithson, CEO | Athena
Athena’s At-Large Board of Directors
Dr. Kara Bortone, Senior Director, Sourcing & Portfolio Management | Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS
Jennifer Brown, Managing Director | EY
Rashmi Char, Vice President, Engineering | Qualcomm
Michele Comtois, Principal | Marsh & McLennan Agency
Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, Chairman & CEO | RippleNami Inc.
Shaye Exner, Senior Director | Biocom
Dr. Katherine Kantardjieff, Dean, College of Science & Mathematics | CSU San Marcos
Bridget Kimball, Vice President & Chief Architect, Consumer Group | Intuit
Ruchika Rastogi, Director of Corporate Strategy and Planning | Illumina
Dr. Catherine Schnabel, Chief Scientific Officer | Biotheranostics
Jean Stadwiser, Partner | KPMG
Revathi Subramanian, Managing Director & Global Data Science Executive | Accen-ture
Claire Weston, CEO | Reveal Biosciences
Charity Williams, Associate | Cooley
Lee Wills, Head of Talent Acquisition & Culture | Sony North America
Sara Zaknoen, Founder | Zed Strategic Consulting

ABOUT ATHENA
Athena is a women’s empowerment organization that fast tracks women in STEM through leadership development. In transforming female scientists and technologists into corporate leaders, the goal is to widen the bridge and empower 1 million women leading in STEM by 2030. Its 20+ year history of advancing women in one of the na-tion's leading STEM hubs marks Athena as the premier women's empowerment advo-cate. For more information visit athenasd.org and follow @athenasandiego

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