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Athena Elects New Board Directors for 2024




Athena’s Board of Directors elected nine new STEM executives during its December board meeting. These seven directors and two associate directors represent global companies and local academic institutions from the life sciences, engineering, technology, and services sectors. This added horsepower brings decades of combined experience to advance Athena’s global mission to advance 1 million women leading in STEM, by 2030.


“As Athena leads the global conversation on gender equality, we're expanding our training, and recruiting #STEMwomen to step up and meet our global workforce's leadership demands." said Holly Smithson, Athena CEO. ”In our pursuit to provide global access across Athena’s leadership development portfolio and improve engagement with equality stakeholders through emerging technologies like AI, accelerating Athena’s impact for women and business worldwide requires strong leadership and corporate partners. This board delivers on both fronts."


Join us in welcoming Athena's newly elected directors.




Partner | Cooley LLP



Global Head of Precision Medicine & Genomics | Amazon Web Services (AWS)



VP, Research & Innovation & Professor | San Diego State University





Wendy Quach

Director of Operations | San Diego Gas & Electric



VP Commercial | TwinStrand Biosciences



Sr Manager, Product Development Engineering | BD



Director of Engineering | Qualcomm




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