ATHENA Pinnacle Awards - 2004

Athena and The Daily Transcript join in recognizing the executives, educators and companies committed to fostering the growth of women in the technology sector. This supplement serves as the official program guide for the annual Athena Pinnacle Awards celebration held April 28.

  • Athena celebrates first scholarship winner's graduation

    UCSD Athena is proud of its first scholarship winner, Erin Scott (1999 winner), who graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in molecular and cell biology, with an emphasis in genetics.

  • Message from the President

    This year's Pinnacle Awards theme is titled "Follow Your Dreams." It is quite an appropriate theme, for the goal of Athena is to support San Diego's women executives in technology and business, helping them to follow their career dreams, exceed their goals and achieve success. At this year's awards celebration, five outstanding and accomplished young women graduating from San Diego high schools will receive college scholarships from Athena to help them reach their dreams. We have confidence in these young women that their scientific discoveries, technology advancements or medical breakthroughs will, in a positive and dramatic way, impact the quality of our lives and communities. In addition, Athena will recognize San Diego business leaders and a teacher who has embraced the Athena vision and mission in their daily lives by mentoring and supporting women to achieve their dreams, and be successful.

  • What makes Athena so unique?

    Athena is the organization for executive women in the San Diego technology and business communities. It creates a unique set of educational and motivational programs, professional and social networking opportunities, to foster the personal and professional growth of its members. However, it is the members of Athena that make it so special. We would like to recognize those members who have contributed to the vitality and essence of what Athena is today. These members have been a part of Athena's phenomenal growth to over 500 members in just more than five years.

  • Past Pinnacle scholarship winners

    Our first graduate!

  • Athena Pinnacle Awards co-chairs: Inspiring the next generation of women

    This spring, Kathy Hedges, Deirdre Stewart and Christie Vail look forward to honoring outstanding women with the Athena Pinnacle Awards. As co-chairs of the Pinnacle Steering Committee, these three women have a key role in supporting and directing the Athena vision. They are part of a growing tradition of women in San Diego seeking to expand opportunities, promote diversity, and inspire the next generation of women.

  • Athena 2004 board members

    Athena President: Sue Ebner, Marsh

  • Athena Pinnacle 2004 steering committee

    A special thanks to the steering committee, responsible for the oversight of the individual committees that produce and promote the Pinnacle Awards and scholarships.

  • Athena Pinnacle 2004 Tux Men

    A special thanks to our 2004 Pinnacle Tux Men.

  • Athena 'Century Club' Pinnacle scholarship campaign off and running

    Did you know that college costs are advancing faster than the rate of inflation? According to the College Board, tuition and fees for the 2002-03 school year increased an average of 7.7 percent at four-year public colleges.

  • 2004 Athena Pinnacle Awards opportunity drawing and silent auction donors

    Thank you to our wonderful Opportunity Drawing and Silent Auction donors:

  • Athena Signature Series upcoming events

    Advancement and Opportunities for Women: A Washington Insider's Perspective

  • New math for the legal profession

    The underrepresentation of minority and women lawyers has traditionally been a major challenge facing the legal profession. Yet, a small but increasing number of law firms are taking the lead in making diversity imperative in business.

  • Athena Pinnacle Awards 2005 nominees

    The following are nomination bios as submitted by the nominating party.

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ATHENA Pinnacle Awards - 2005

The Daily Transcript is pleased to partner once again with UCSD Athena to present the program guide for the annual Athena Pinnacle Awards celebration held Thursday, April 28. This well-attended event honors the executives, educators and companies committed to fostering the growth of women in the technology sector.