SAN DIEGO, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Athena San Diego, an organization that accelerates professional success and personal development of executive women in San Diego's technology and life science sectors, will announce the winners of the 15th Annual Pinnacle Awards at an event on April 24, 2013 from 6-9pm at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel. Title sponsored by Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, the Pinnacle Awards recognize individuals and a company who support the Athena San Diego vision of fostering networking, risk taking and diversity of thought, which together empower women in the workplace.
The Pinnacle Awards honors individuals and companies in the life sciences, technology and service areas. In addition, 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.
The 15th Annual Pinnacle Awards will also celebrate major milestones for the Athena organization. Over the past 15 years, Athena membership has grown from 75 members to more than 500; the organization has awarded over 75 scholarships to high school senior women going on to attend universities to study math, science or engineering and has awarded 75 Pinnacle Awards to San Diego leaders helping to provide high level opportunities to women in the workplace. Over the years, attendance at the Pinnacle Awards dinner has grown from 200 to more than 600, and the number of Athena sponsors has quadrupled.
Athena San Diego is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to enhancing the success of senior women executives in high-tech and life sciences and the companies that support them. The Athena network provides leadership, support, networking and education to promote personal and professional growth. For more information, please visit www.athenasd.org.