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Research & Data

Athena is proud to offer sponsored publications of industry research on topics

of interest and significance around professional women in STEM. 

2022 Lifting While Climbing

DE&I Playbook

As Athena continues driving the DE&I conversation anchored in data, we're providing exclusive access to the STEM Industry's DE&I Playbook published from Athena's Lifting While Climbing Summit proceedings. This first-of-its-kind STEM industry playbook builds a body of DE&I evidence and solutions by the companies who are out front of the "Great She-cession" and leading with rigorous execution. 

Capturing the best practices segments of Athena’s 2022 Lifting While Climbing Summit, Athena published these industry best practices for those with the power to affect hiring decisions, influence career trajectories, and modernize their workforce using data-driven strategies. READ MORE



Athena Workforce
Equity Index

With the launch of its thought-leadership benchmarking research, Athena's STEM Workforce Equity Index is informing the national dialogue with its data-driven approach in pursuit of closing the gender gap. If California - as a global STEM hub - is to achieve gender equity in the workplace, it's essential Athena first benchmark the data, understand the trends, create the instruments for change and hold the STEM community accountable. Read More

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Women in STEM

Workforce Index 2020

There are notable gains in female representation in the STEM workforce since our 2018 report. In key areas, San Diego County is leading the way in positive trends that promote women in STEM. For the first time in history, women now hold an equal 50% share of the Life and Physical Sciences jobs in San Diego County, and their share of Engineering and Surveying jobs increased by 5%. READ MORE


Promoting Women in Tech:

The Mitchell Way

While many aspects set Mitchell apart from other successful, growing technology companies, chief among them is Mitchell's strong, visionary culture, referred to internally as The Mitchell Way.  Read More


Women in Leadership is Smart Business:

A Competitive Imperative

As the world’s largest sustainability initiative, the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) is a call to companies to align strategies and operations with universal principles around human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. Athena signed onto the UN Global Compact and works with corporate partner, Sony Electronics, Inc., to drive business awareness and achieve its gender equality goals. Read More


Impact of New Gender

Pay Equality Laws

Despite the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which requires that men and women in the same workplace be given equal pay for equal work, the "gender gap" is still very real. Read More

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