Athena San Diego Pinnacle Awards for Women

Athena San Diego is calling for nominations to enhance competitiveness and opportunity for women in the San Diego business community.

A special Educator Pinnacle Award will be given to an educator who has demonstrated leadership in developing the next generation of women for a career in math or science.

Sponsored by Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Active Network, Barney & Barney LLC, CBIZ, Sony and Morrison Foerster, among others, Athena’s Pinnacle Awards is celebrating its 15th year.

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With women comprising half the U.S. workforce, 57 percent of household breadwinners, and 50 percent of business owners, the economic recovery depends largely on women’s productivity and innovation.

A new book by Apollo Research Institute —the research arm of Apollo Group, which owns University of Phoenix and other education providers—presents research to show how women are redefining career paths and helping organizations emerge stronger out of the recession. (Read: What’s Women’s Role in the Knowledge Economy?)

Athena San Diego Pinnacle Awards

Awards will be presented in the following categories to those who have had a significant impact on the San Diego community through the development and promotion of skilled and talented women:

  • Individual in Technology
  • Individual in Life Sciences
  • Individual in Services
  • Individual in Education
  • Company/Organization

The Pinnacle Awards Gala will be held on April 24, 2013 at the Grand Hyatt and will be attended by over 600 leaders in the technology, life sciences, defense, healthcare, and services sectors.

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Nominations are to be made online only at www.athenasd.org no later than February 22, 2013.

Athena San Diego is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the success of rising management and senior women executives in high-tech, life sciences, healthcare and defense, and the companies that support them.

The Athena San Diego network provides leadership, support, networking and education to promote personal and professional growth.

Photo courtesy: Athena San Diego

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