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It’s Pinnacle Time!

Start:
May 1, 2014 5:00 pm
End:
May 1, 2014 9:00 pm
Cost:
$200/ticket; $2000/table
Venue:
Manchester Grand Hyatt
Address:
Google Map
1 Market Place, San Diego, CA, 92101, United States

Schedule of Events:
5:00pm – 6:45pm – Champagne Reception, Networking and Silent Auction (proceeds towards Pinnacle Scholarship Fund)
7:00pm – 9:00pm – Dinner & Program

Attire: Business
Parking: Complimentary self-parking onsite

 

16TH ANNUAL PINNACLE AWARDS – “Embrace Your Passion”

Join us on May 1st when we’ll celebrate women, men, educators and organizations who are passionate about paving the way and providing high-level opportunities for women in science and technology.

And, once again, we will award five extraordinary high school senior women scholarships to help them pursue their passion for a career in math, science and engineering. These young women are the crème de la crème. Over the years, they have moved us, inspired us and, dare we say, even challenged us to do more ourselves.

Please help us continue our legacy of supporting these young women by donating to our Athena Pinnacle Scholarship Fund today. Click here. Your donation does make a difference to help these young women reach their own career pinnacle.

Don’t forget to purchase your table or ticket to the Pinnacle Awards on May 1st. Click here.

And the 2014 PINNACLE AWARD NOMINEES ARE…

Individual in Education

Rommie Amaro, UC San Diego
Tammy Dwyer, PhD, University of San Diego
Bunmi Esho, Just in Time for Foster Youth
Leslie Fishlock, Geek Girl
Kathleen Kramer, PhD, USD Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering
Lauren Lek, Academy of Our Lady of Peace
Lynn Neault, EdD, City College
Rosibel Ochoa, UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering
Karen Overklift, San Diego Science Alliance – BE WiSE
Lillian Sophia Payn, PhD, Palomar College
Lada Rosochova, PhD, UCSD Rady School of Managment

Individual in Life Science

Amy Butler, ThermoFisher (formerly Life Technologies)
Merrilyn Datta, PhD, Definiens AG
Martha Demski, Ajinomoto Althea, Inc.
Jan Dziewior, RN, Care Fusion
Cristina Giachetti, PhD, Hologic
Sheila Gujrathi, MD, Receptos Inc.
Martha Hough, Santarus, Inc.
Ciara Kennedy, Lumena Pharmaceuticals
Kaye Kugler, Santarus, Inc.
Trisha Millican, Seragon Pharmaceuticals
Linda Morrow, MD, Profil Institute
Annette North, JD, Ambit Biosciences
Saundra Pelletier, WomanCare Global
Sharon Presnell, Organovo
Camille Saltman, MD Revolution
Sarka Southern, PhD, Gaia Medical Institute

Individual in Technology

Anita Boghoussian, Websense
Kristin Carroll, ACTIVE Network
Grace Chui-Miller, Correlation Ventures
Shawn Covell, Qualcomm
Kelly Crothers, Maintenance Net, Inc.
Debbie Day, ACTIVE Network
Melani Gordon, Bevato/Tap Hunter
Georgia Griffiths, G2 Software Systems, Inc.
Bridget Kimball, Comcast
Ilene Klein, Qualcomm
Linda Lannen, Kleinfelder
Jamie Moraga, IntelliSolutions, Inc.
Denise Tung, ViaSat/SWE
Katherine Waldron, Gamxing, Inc.

Individual in Services

Jo Barsa, Barsa & Company
Susan Beat, Union Bank
Anne Benge, Unisource Solutions, San Diego
Kimberley Best Robidoux, JD, Larrabee Mehlman Albi Coker LLP
Jennifer Brown, Ernst & Young LLP
Chris Bryant, San Diego Employers Association
Stephanie Burns, Chic CEO
Cindy Candela, Candela
Jo Dale Carothers, JD/PhD, Covington & Burling LLP
Michele Comtois, Barney & Barney, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC
Shannon Conway, TriNet
Jennifer Crittendon, Discreet Guide Consulting
Elisabeth Cullington, HoyleCohen, LLC
Mindy Fletcher, CruxPartners
John Frager, CBRE
Denise Gitsham, 7 Second Strategies
Kathleen Glass, Oinkodomeo
Cathy Gonzales, KPMG
Bridget Grimes, HoyleCohen
Jenn Harris, High Heel Golfer
Linde Hotchkiss, Willis Insurance Services of California
Denise Jackson, JD, AMN Healthcare
Shavon Lindley, Women Evolution
Silvia Mah, Hera Labs
Sara Mankiewicz, Deloitte Tax, LLP
Cary Miller, PhD/JD, Morrison & Foerster
Jamie Quient, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves &  Savitch LLP
Debra Schwartz, Mission Federal Credit Union
Stephanie Seidman, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
Pamela Stambaugh, Accountability Pays
Judy Thompson, Thompson Financial Search
Suzanne Weinstein, In Sync Consulting Corporation
Carisa Wisniewski, Moss Adams LLP

Company/Organization

CBRE
DLA Piper
Hera Hub
ImpediMed
Kaiser Permanente
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP
Mitchell International
mystartupxx
Regulus Therapeutics
Towers Watson
Women In Bio

Thank you to our 2014 Pinnacle Awards Sponsors:

TITLE
BANK OF AMERICA/MERRILL LYNCH

GOLD
BARNEY & BARNEY, a Marsh & McLennan Agency
CRICKET
LYTX
MORRISON FOERSTER
SAN DIEGO BUSINESS JOURNAL
SONY

SILVER
CAREFUSION
CBIZ/MAYER HOFFMAN MCCANN PC
COX BUSINESS
DLA PIPER
ERNST & YOUNG
GRANT THORNTON
JONES DAY
MINTZ LEVIN
PROVIDE COMMERCE
QUALCOMM
RGP
SHEPPARD MULLIN
SUGHRUE MION, PLLC
UNISOURCE SOLUTIONS
VIASAT

Some of the amazing companies you will see at Pinnacle this year:

BDO
HOYLE COHEN
HOLOGIC
HSBC
KAISER PERMANENTE
INTERKNOWLOGY
KLEINFELDER
KPMG
LIFE TECHNOLOGIES
LYTX
MBA WOMEN INTERNATIONAL
MINTZ LEVIN
MITCHELL
MORRISON FOERSTER
MOSS ADAMS
PwC
QUALCOMM
RADY SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, UCSD
RECEPTOS
SANFORD ROSE ASSOCIATES
SEMPRA
SERAGON PHARMACEUTICALS
SONY
TOWERS WATSON
WOMANCARE GLOBAL