It’s Pinnacle Time!
Schedule of Events:
5:00pm – 6:45pm – Champagne Reception, Networking and Silent Auction (proceeds towards Pinnacle Scholarship Fund)
7:00pm – 9:00pm – Dinner & Program
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
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP
Women In Bio
Thank you to our 2014 Pinnacle Awards Sponsors:
BANK OF AMERICA/MERRILL LYNCH
BARNEY & BARNEY, a Marsh & McLennan Agency
SAN DIEGO BUSINESS JOURNAL
CBIZ/MAYER HOFFMAN MCCANN PC
ERNST & YOUNG
SUGHRUE MION, PLLC
Some of the amazing companies you will see at Pinnacle this year:
MBA WOMEN INTERNATIONAL
RADY SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, UCSD
SANFORD ROSE ASSOCIATES