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The Evidence is Here...Access Lifting While Climbing Photos & Fun

Updated: Nov 10, 2022

The Athena STEM community gathered in person, and viewers from around the globe joined virtually for Athena's 2nd Annual Lifting While Climbing Summit on October 26.

Hosted at Qualcomm's campus, the energy and connections were palpable as the STEM community celebrated being together after a long stretch, and collectively taking another step in our journey towards 1 million women leading in STEM. Led by the companies that value people and culture by closing the gap between THE WALK AND THE TALK, including aTyr, Encore Capital Group, Mitchell, PWC, Qualcomm, SDGE, and Tandem Diabetes Care.

"Athena’s Lifting While Climbing Summit is an exceptional showcase of leaders that are making San Diego a destination for diversity," said Athena CEO Holly Smithson. "Not only did they open source their DE&I journey on stage but also transferred their company’s best practices into this DEI PLAYBOOK for the STEM INDUSTRY. The evidence is in ….those that don’t modernize their workforce stand to lose out in the war for talent and investment."

Stay tuned! Plans for Athena's 2023 Lifting While Climbing Summit are already underway as we gather to celebrate 25 years of Athena and its vision to power the leadership journey for women in STEM, #DestinationDiversity


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