Athena is celebrating its 25th Anniversary as we advocate for gender equality
and advance 1 million women leading in STEM by 2030.
Join us October 26 at Athena’s 3rd Annual
Lifting While Climbing Summit & 25th Anniversary Gala
at the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center in La Jolla, California.
Our celebration theme is I AM ONE IN A MILLION
as we pay tribute to the women and companies leading in STEM.
2023 Lifting While Climbing Summit Speakers
Managing Director and Partner
Dr. Kendall Helm
VP, People & Culture
Senior Director, Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Founder, President & CEO
Athena’s 3rd Annual Lifting While Climbing Summit
Women & Business Rising Above the Headwinds
Expect Athena’s Lifting While Climbing Summit to showcase the company-wide diversity strategies to reverse prolonged inequalities and engage the forgotten talent and isolated value borne out of the 1900s workforce model. As we plant the seeds of our future STEM workforce, this Summit is sharing the DEI code and actionable workforce solutions from those reaping the regenerative powers between diversity, innovation, and market competitiveness.
As Athena celebrates 25 years of advancing women in STEM and advocating for gender equality, it's also a special moment in history as we pay tribute to the women and their male allies in our collective mission to ADVANCE 1 MILLION WOMEN IN STEM by 2030. Athena's next 25 years will involve amplifying global opportunities that push for the exploration of new ways of thinking. With advocacy and evidence that raise awareness, we enrich women's leadership journeys and advance innovation.
This Summit certainly isn’t to create panic but rather to elicit priority, humility, and urgency. In building upon each other's knowledge and finding the best in ourselves, we share our vulnerabilities and transform STEM companies only to change the world for the better.
In the world of biology, we know growth and protection cannot co-exist. This Summit spotlights what happens when we release the collective grip on the status quo and leverage our growth mindset as change makers unite. You're invited to take part in the evolution that’s underway as we unleash diversity’s regenerative powers to spur innovation. How far can we go? Let’s find out. It's time for take off and learn from these visionaries who are matching talk with ACTION.
25th ANNIVERSARY GALA
VIP #IAMONEINAMILLION Reception
Prosecco & Giuseppe's Decadent Hors d'oeuvres
Athena CEO Welcoming Remarks
State of the Industry | Presented by BCG
Women & Business Rising Above the Headwinds Summit
Presented by Arcturus, BCG, Qualcomm, SDGE
Featured Musical Performance by Emilia Vaughn
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