ATHENA Pinnacle Awards_2007 by pengxiang


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Message from Athena                                                                        Athena 2007 sponsors
President Lisa Haile                                                                                     Heller Ehrman LLP
  Athena has                               conjunction with DLA Piper. As we                                         SAIC
recently experi-                           move forward, we continue to
enced signifi-                             explore new strategic initiatives as                        Alexandria Real Estate Equities
cant changes                               part of the Rady School.                                        Barney & Barney LLC
that        were                               Our new brand platform and                                        Biogen Idec
inevitable given                           new affiliation represents Athena                                       Deloitte
our evolution                              as it has evolved during the years                                    DLA Piper
during the past                            and stands today. It is about our                                 Duane Morris LLP
10 years. In the                           beliefs, our commitments and our                                Fish & Richardson PC
past year, we                              promises to our members and our                                Vistage International Inc.
announced our                              community. We are confident
new partner-                               our relationship with the Rady
ship with UCSD Rady School of              School      will ultimately     help    Althea Technologies Inc.          Microsoft
Management, which is a testament           Athena to achieve its mission of        AMN Healthcare                    Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and
to the accomplishments, successes          supporting the development of           Baker & McKenzie                    Popeo PC
and growth of our organization and         women executives from high-tech         Booz Allen Hamilton               Morrison Foerster LLP
our members.                               and life-sciences companies, the        City National Bank                Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP
   The Rady School’s focus on edu-         health care industry and the com-       Cooley Godward Kronish LLP        Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
cating leaders for innovation-             panies that support them.               Computer Sciences Corp.           Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch
driven organizations makes the                We are a network that provides       Foley & Lardner LLP                 LLP
school a natural home for Athena.          leadership, support and education       Intercare Insurance Solutions     RA Capital Advisors LLC
Athena’s mission focuses on                that addresses business issues and      KForce Professional Staffing      San Diego Business Journal
empowering women in the technol-           challenges unique to our members.       Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP   San Diego National Bank
ogy, life-sciences and health care         We continue to promote Athena’s         KPMG                              The Daily Transcript
industries in San Diego and in             vision to foster personal and profes-   Latham & Watkins LLP              The Waitt Family Foundation
mentoring the next generation of           sional change through inclusion,        Marsh                             Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP
women leaders and executives.              risk-taking, education, recognition     Mercer Health & Benefits          Townsend Inc.
   The missions of Athena and the          and diversity of thought, thereby       Merrill Lynch                     Union National Bank of California
Rady School are closely aligned, and       enhancing competitiveness and
the two organizations already had a        opportunity in the San Diego busi-
close working relationship. Rady           ness community.
MBA students often attend Athena
events, and Athena co-sponsors an                 — Lisa A. Haile, J.D., Ph.D.,
annual FlexMBA scholarship in                               Athena president

 2007 Athena Board Members
                President: Lisa Haile, J.D., Ph.D., DLA Piper
    Vice President: Rhonda Rhyne, CardioDynamics International Corp.
         Executive Director: Jeanine L. Jacobson, UCSD ATHENA
   Treasurer: Sandra Louise Schmid, Ph.D., The Scripps Research Institute
                      Secretary: Helen Adams, Deloitte

       Kay Chandler                          AnneMarie Kaiser
       Cooley Godward Kronish LLP            Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

       Brenda Cone-Gebler                    Margaret M. Mann
       AMN Healthcare                        Heller Ehrman LLP

       Karin Eastham                         Faye H. Russell
       The Burnham Institute for Medical     Latham & Watkins LLP
                                             Jackie Townsend
       Diane Goostree                        Townsend Inc.
       Artes Medical
                                             Elaine Weidenhammer, Ph.D.
       Kathleen Hedges                       Nanogen Inc.
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Athena Pinnacle Awards Co-Chairs                                                                             ment for over 80
                                                                                                             conferences in
                                                                                                                                                      sponsor. In her
                                                                                                                                                      practice,     she
   The three co-chairs of the                                     future leaders                             30     countries                         helps technol-
Pinnacle Awards, Brenda Gebler,                                   take flight in                             annually.                                ogy companies
Deborah Jondall and Margaret                                      their education                               Jondall is vice                       avoid         and
Mann, are pleased to have worked                                  and        future                          president       of                       resolve financial
with an outstanding Pinnacle                                      careers         in                         marketing, U.S.                          issues. “To see
Steering Committee to create this                                 science       and                          middle market,                           the support the
year’s Pinnacle Awards luncheon.                                  technology.                                at Marsh. In                             Athena commu-
   Each year, the Pinnacle Awards                                    “I am excited                           addition to her                          nity provides for
honor outstanding San Diego indi-                                 to be part of this                         numerous pro-                            these talented
viduals and companies who support                                 year’s Pinnacle             Gebler         fessional accom-            Mann         young women
the Athena mission of connecting                                  Awards        and                          plishments, she                          who will be con-
women executives in science, tech-                  Jondall       continue to be       is the creative force behind the
                                                                                       Pinnacle       Awards       Luncheon.
                                                                                                                                  tributing to our world in the future
                                                                                                                                  is encourages all of us in our
nology and heath care, and the                                    inspired by the
service providers who support them.          caliber of the nominees in each of        Combining artistic flair with split-       careers,” said Mann.
This year’s theme, “Imagination              this year’s Pinnacle Award cate-          second precise timing, she produces           A graduate of USC Law School
Takes Flight,” reflects the creativity       gories and the scholarship winners,”      a luncheon that is a joy to attend and     with a bachelor’s degree in finance
and energy shown by Athena                   said Gebler. She is vice president of     a fitting tribute to the nominees and      with distinction from the University
members as they soar in their                housing and service operations at         scholarship recipients.                    of Illinois, Mann is a fellow of the
careers, building from their knowl-          AMN Healthcare Inc., with respon-            Jondall has been responsible for        American College of Bankruptcy
edge base and taking off for a future        sibility for customer services to more    the staging and production of the          and is listed in Best Lawyers in
of success. The 2007 nominees are a          than 7,000 traveling health care          Pinnacle Awards for the past four          America and in Super Lawyers. She
talented and accomplished group of           professionals. AMN is the 10th            years. “The women who comprise             has coauthored two books and
individuals and companies who lead           largest company in San Diego with         the Athena Pinnacle Awards                 drafted legislation on financial
the business and technology com-             annual revenues over $1 billion.          Steering Committee are the force           issues. She has served on various
munity in expanding the opportuni-           Gebler has been a member of the           and the energy behind the event,”          community boards of directors,
ties for San Diego’s women.                  Athena board since 2002, during           said Jondall. “They exemplify the          including      the   Sunset      View
   The Pinnacle Awards luncheon              which time she has chaired the pro-       vitality of the Athena organization.”      Foundation, the San Diego Center
also celebrates high school seniors          grams committee as well as been a            In addition to co-chairing the          for Children, Lawyers Club and
through the Century Club college             Pinnacle co-chair for the past two        Pinnacle Awards, Jondall serves on         California Women Lawyers. She is a
scholarships awards given at the             years. Prior to joining AMN, Gebler       a number of community boards and           five-time recipient of the Wiley M.
event. These scholarships are made           was responsible for executive opera-      committees, including the board of         Manual Award for Pro Bono Public
possible by the efforts of the               tions at Peregrine Systems Inc. and       directors of Voices for Children and       Service and was a nominee for the
Pinnacle Steering Committee and              is a former vice president and            the Association for Corporate              TWIN award.
the generosity of Athena Century             general manager for the Gartner           Growth, where she is also on the              The co-chairs would like to extend
Club, Silent Auction Committee and           Group with worldwide responsibil-         executive committee and is chair of        their sincere thanks to the other
Pinnacle supporters, who help these          ity for educational product develop-      the 2007 Deal Makers Awards. She           members of the Pinnacle Steering
                                                                                       is active on committees with               Committee and their subcommittees
                                                                                       Corporate Directors Forum and is           for the work in making this year’s
                                                                                       on the Advisory Board of bizSan            Pinnacle Awards luncheon a
                                                                                       Diego magazine.                            success.
                                                                                          Mann is a shareholder, national            To find out more about Athena
                                                                                       hiring chair and chair of the              and the Pinnacle Awards, visit the
                                                                                       Restructuring and Insolvency Group         organization’s     Web      site    at
                                                                                       at Heller Ehrman LLP, our title  
                                          Fish & Richardson
                                          congratulates our colleague,
                                          Stephanie Seidman, on                              2007 Pinnacle Awards Judges
                                          being named as a finalist in
                                          the Athena Pinnacle                                                             Chris Woolley
                                          Awards.                                                                        Square 1 Bank

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                                                                                                                      Associate Publisher
                                          You inspire us!                                                         San Diego Business Journal

                                                                                                                           Duane Roth

                                                                                                                           Joe Panetta

                                                                                                                       Richard Houghten
                                                                                                         Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies

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               Intellectual Property | Litigation | Corporate                                           Former Congresswoman (D) from San Diego

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 Upcoming 2007 Athena                                                                         Pinnacle Awards 2007
 Signature Series Events                                                                       Steering Committee
Genevieve Bos
President                                                                                     Co-Chair, Margaret Mann, Heller Ehrman LLP
PINK Magazine                                                                                 Co-Chair, Brenda Gebler, AMN Healthcare Inc.
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Location: Salk Institute                                                                           Co-Chair, Deborah Jondall, Marsh
Time: 7:15 – 9 a.m.
Cost: $40 members/$75 non-members
Open to the public
                                                                                                     Judging, Lisa Haile, Ph.D., J.D., DLA Piper
                                                                                                     Staging/MarCom, Deborah Jondall, Marsh
                Athena Affinity Groups Events                                                               Century Club, June Chocheles
                                                                                                   Silent Auction, Shana Hood, Heller Ehrman LLP
Pinnacle Volunteer Appreciation Reception                                                           Logistics, Monica Fleming, City National Bank
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Location: L’Auberge Del Mar                                                                            Nominations, Camille Sobrian, Connect
                                                                                                  VIP Reception, Nancy Davis, Heller Ehrman LLP
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

“On Board” Series                                                                        Scholarship, Amy Romaker, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
                                                                                          Scholarship, John Wetherell, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Location: Biogen Idec
Time: 3:30 p.m.                                                                                   Sponsorship, Jeanine Jacobson, UCSD ATHENA
Title Sponsor: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
                                                                                                        Christine Tran, The Daily Transcript
Associate Power Lunch
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Location: Morrison & Foerster LLP
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Athena Entrepreneurs Program
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Location: Fish & Richardson
Time: 5:30 – 8 p.m.

FEW Orientation Meeting
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007
Location: Biogen Idec
Time: 7 – 9:30 a.m.

Associate Progressive Dinner
Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007
Location: Morrison & Foerster LLP
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Visit the Athena Web site and click on calendar to register for the
upcoming Athena events:

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Athena Century Club Scholarship Fund helps
young women soar into a career in science
          JUNE CHOCHELES                    increase every year, the Century       resounding “Yes!”                     following: President’s Circle Club,
            Chair, Century Club             Club became a conduit through            Since its launch in 2004, the       $1,000 and above; Century Club,
   What inspires innovation? It is          which Athena members could             Century Club successfully raised      $100-$999; and Silver Club, $50-
having a goal or solving a problem          ensure that the bright, talented       close to $50,000 each year for the    $99.
that drives innovation. And it is           young women with big dreams of         Athena Pinnacle Scholarship              Donations can be made online at
innovation that resulted in the con-        becoming agents of change and          awards. This year, Athena and the
ception of the Athena Century Club          innovation could realize those         Century Club have a stretch goal of   ships or by mailing a check made
in 2003. In that year, five young           dreams.                                raising $75,000, which includes       payable to San Diego Foundation:
women who received the Athena                  Not only was the Century Club       reaching a 75 percent participation   Athena Century Club, attn.
Pinnacle Scholarship passionately           formed to provide financial support    level from the Athena membership.     Jeanine Jacobson, Executive
described their goal to embark on a         to qualified young women inter-          Donations will be accepted          Director UCSD Athena, 9500
career in the sciences. Each shared         ested in careers in math, science or   through June 30. In an effort to      Gilman Drive #0093, La Jolla, CA
their aspirations, ranging from the         engineering, but it also was a way     provide everyone the opportunity      92093-0093.
desire to develop new technologies          to demonstrate to these young          to play a part in the future of the      Special thanks to those who have
to solve complex problems, to               women that there is an extensive       young women who receive the           already made donations to the
engaging in research to find cures          network of successful executive        Athena Pinnacle Scholarship,          fund. Help a young woman take
for diseases such as cancer.                women in San Diego’s high-tech,        Athena has expanded the Century       flight in her career by donating
   After hearing their dreams and           life-sciences and services commu-      Club donation levels to include the   today.
realizing that the Athena organiza-         nities willing to support and
tion is dedicated to creating oppor-        mentor them not only during their
tunities that contribute to the             time in college, but also on their

                                                                                     Century Club Members
vitality of women’s roles in business       path to employment.
and nurture the next generation of             Athena members are given the
women executives, it was a logical          following challenge to join the
progression to engage the women
of Athena in supporting the futures
                                            Century Club — give up a pair of
                                            shoes to support the educational
                                                                                                           PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE
of young women about to embark              goals of young women who want                                 Barbara Bry/Neil Senturia
on a career in the sciences. With           to pursue a career in math,                                        Anita Busquets
the understanding that the cost to          science or engineering. Each year                                  June Chocheles
attend college continued to                 the response is the same — a                                      Ginger Graham
                                                                                                               Jan Tuttleman
                                                                                                         CENTURY CLUB MEMBERS
    Dr. Baber selected for 2007                                                             Magda Marquet                     Margaret Fischer
                                                                                            Faye Russell                      Lynne Friedmann
    DLA Piper Athena Rady                                                                   Sandra Schmid
                                                                                            Stephanie Seidman
                                                                                                                              Marlene Garcia
                                                                                                                              Roberta Gottlieb
                                                                                            J. Terrence Daly, M.D.            Genevieve Hansen
    Flex/MBA Scholarship                                                                    Brenda Gebler
                                                                                            Katherine Bowdish
                                                                                                                              Terry Hassig
                                                                                                                              Shana Hood
      Beth Anne                             Leukemia       and    Lymphoma                  Margaret Mann                     Traci Jackel
    Baber, Ph.D.,                           Society and most recently the                   Pamela Surko                      Jay Jeffcoat
    has over 20                             Beckman Laser Institute.                        Denise Thompson                   Wendy Johnson
    years of aca-                              Dr. Baber received her PhD in                Mary Lou O’Keefe                  Deborah Jondall
    demic expe-                             Macromolecular and Cellular                     Janet Vohariwatt                  Becky Kahn
    rience      in                          Structure and Chemistry from                    Erna Adelson                      AnneMarie Kaiser
    molecular                               The Scripps Research Institute,                 Jeannette Filippone               Jennifer Kearns
    biology, neu-                           and is performing her postdoc-                  Diane Goostree                    Janet Lancaster
    robiology                               toral studies at The Salk                       Rose Thiessen                     Lisa Larkin
    and physiol-                            Institute for Biological Studies.               Cathy Young                       Gioia Messinger
    ogy, cell and                              Dr. Baber is currently estab-                Helen Adams                       Jane Meyer
    developmen-          Baber              lishing The Nicholas Connor                     Tracey Best
                                                                                            Karen Boudreau
                                                                                                                              Dawn Moore
                                                                                                                              Polly Murphy
    tal biology,                            Institute for Pediatric Cancer
    cancer biology, and signal trans-       Research, named after her son                   Ilana Brand                       Gail Norman
    duction.                                who was diagnosed with neu-                     Elizabeth Bui                     Tyler Orion
      Her current research at The           roblastoma in 2005.                             Vivian Chan                       Rhonda Rhyne
    Salk Institute for Biological              The Institute’s mission is to                Kay Chandler                      Jeni Schrimsher
    Studies focuses on the under-           rapidly translate the discoveries               Nancy Davis                       Abby Silverman
    standing of the molecular mech-         from the clinical laboratory into               Edward Dennis                     Shelly Stewart
    anisms involved in DNA damage           an integrated, individualized                   Martha Dennis                     John Wetherell
    repair following treatment with         patient treatment program. The                  Karen Dow                         Jessica Wolff
    radiation and chemotherapeutic          Institute aims to develop treat-                Margaret Dunbar                   Teresa Young
    agents. Her work in DNA                 ment-specific, predictive tests                 Karin Eastham
    damage signaling has led to             for customizing the cancer
    publications in major scientific        therapy for each child. This                             SILVER SCHOLARSHIP MEMBERS
    journals, including Nature and          strategy will reduce unnecessary                Stefanie Battaglia                 Julia Kensick
    Science . These studies have            toxicity,    lead    to    better               Barbra Blake                       Kristine Kuus-Reichel
    been supported by the National          responses, longer survival, and                 Erin Booth                         Amara Siva
    Institute    of   Health,     the       minimize long-term side effects.                Nicole DeBerg
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               2007 Pinnacle Scholarship Recipients
                             Each year during the Athena Pinnacle Awards, Athena awards scholarships and laptop computers to outstand-
                           ing female high school students who are pursuing a career in science, engineering or mathematics. Past winners
                           have attended competitive institutions of higher learning, including Harvard College, Stanford University,
                           Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Columbia University and schools in the University of California system.
                           The following profiles include this year’s scholarship winners and a glimpse of how each of them is taking flight.

         Rachel Belzer                         Linda Ge                         Karen Tian Lee                Nancy Ngan-Phan Nguyen                    Lissette Wilensky
   Rachel Belzer is a senior at        Linda Ge is a senior at             Karen Tian Lee is a senior at        Nancy Ngan-Phan Nguyen              Lissette Wilensky is a senior
Torrey Pines High School. Her       Westview High School. She has       Rancho Buena Vista High              is a senior at Mira Mesa High       at Mt. Carmel High School. She
goals include the study of          always been fascinated with the     School. She realized on a            School. She hopes to become a       has always been fascinated by
biology, medicine and biomed-       field of science and her favorite   recent visit to Tibet how            family doctor and work in a         the workings of the human
                 ical engineering                   gift from Santa                     diverse       and                    clinic that pro-                      body and loves
                 in order to                        when she was 6                      beautiful the                        vides       vital                     chemistry. In
                 make advance-                      years old was a                     world is, yet                        medical      ser-                     particular, she
                 ments in medi-                     crystal-growing                     there is an                          vices to families                     has developed a
                 cine         and                   kit. Her career                     apparent gap                         whose financial                       fondness for the
                 human health.                      goal is to make                     between the                          and       educa-                      i m m u n e
                 Belzer spent the                   meaningful con-                     beauty and the                       tional circum-                        system, one of
                 past summer                        tributions     to                   quality of life in                   stances do not                        the most com-
    Belzer Peter Vogt’s
                 working       in         Ge        society        by        Lee        third      world
                                                                                                                Nguyen access to them
                                                                                                                             give                   Wilensky systems ain e d
                                                                                                                                                                   p l i c t
                                                    becoming        a                   countries. Her                                   good                                    the
molecular biology lab at The        doctor in the area of biomedical    experience motivated her to                          medical care.       body. Her goal is to study either
Scripps Research Institute. She     research. She discovered her        help those less fortunate,           She plans to obtain an under-       biochemistry or bioengineering.
hopes to earn her undergradu-       passion for research while          whether it involves finding          graduate degree in psychology       Upon graduation, she would
ate degree in bioengineering        interning at The Scripps            more efficient means of food         so she can begin to understand      like to work in a research labo-
and then pursue a masters and       Research Institute last summer.     production or useful drugs           the human mind, body and            ratory, preferably with stem
M.D./Ph.D. focusing on neuro-       In the fall, she hopes to attend    that could contribute to a           behavior. She would like to         cells or immunological studies.
science. Belzer has applied to      UC Berkley, UCSD, MIT,              better quality of life. She          attend Harvard or UCSD.             Wilensky has applied to
Duke, Penn, Northwestern,           Stanford,       Princeton      or   would like to pursue a career        Nguyen’s AP Calculus teacher        Cornell, Harvey Mudd, Olin
UCLA, USC and UC Berkley.           Harvard. Ge’s AP Chemistry          in the biological or pharma-         says he has never met anyone        College, UCSD, UC Berkley and
Her physics teacher says that       teacher says that Ge’s work         ceutical fields and hopes to         more persistent and deter-          UCLA. Her chemistry teacher is
she always accepts the greatest     ethic, integrity, drive and         major in biological sciences or      mined than Nguyen. Her              continually impressed with her
of challenges and puts forth the    passion for learning far exceed     biochemistry. Her choices for        English teacher says Nguyen         intelligence, insight, natural
infinite effort to bring her pro-   every other student that she has    school in the fall include           has a strong work ethic to          ability to teach others and the
jects to a successful conclusion.   encountered during her years of     Brown University and UCSD.           match her intelligence, a           high quality of her work. She
Last year she wrote a thesis for    teaching. In fact, Ge ranked in     Lee’s chemistry teacher and          gentle disposition to match her     says Wilensky is an amazing
her English class on the differ-    the top 100 of 11,000 students      Academic Team Coach says             determination and a sense of        young lady who will contribute
ences in the neurological struc-    in the 2006 U.S. National           that Lee is intelligent, diligent,   humor to match her sense of         much to our world. Wilensky is
ture and the thought processes      Chemistry Olympiad — a              graceful and filled with             responsibility. Nguyen’s school     captain of the Academic League
of the brains of men in compar-     remarkable achievement for          integrity. She said Lee is as        activities include AFJROTC,         and is also a member of the
ison to women. According to         someone with less than a year of    fine a person and student she        Class Council and Key Club.         Math Club, Science Club and
her teacher, she possesses the      actual chemistry instruction        has known in her 26-year             She has volunteered at Read         Political Forum. She placed first
discipline and intellectual         and experience. Ge is also a        teaching career. Lee’s school        Across America, Cedar Fire          in the American Chemistry
talent to make a real contribu-     member of the varsity swim          activities include the Science       Evacuation Center, Mira Mesa        Society competition and is the
tion to the neuroscience field.     team and a Key Club member.         Olympiad, varsity tennis team,       Town Council Street Fair and        winner of the CalTech Book
Belzer is a varsity field hockey    She volunteers with the             academic team and Key Club.          is a Mira Mesa Library Tutor.       Award for excellence in Science
and Lacrosse player and has         American Cancer Society and         She has volunteered as a tutor       In her free time, she likes to      and Math. Her community
volunteered for the American        the MS Society. In her free time,   at Crestview Elementary and          spend time with her family,         activities include Key Club,
Liver Foundation and the            she plays the piano and violin,     the St. Francis Soup Kitchen.        read, tutor children, do            Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation
Relay for Life. In her free time,   and likes Rubic cubing, reading     In her free time, she likes to       Sudoku puzzles and look for         and tutoring high school stu-
she likes photography, movies,      and shopping.                       play the piano, read and watch       the hidden meanings and             dents in six subjects. Her per-
salsa dancing and playing with                                          foreign films.                       symbols behind movies.              sonal interests include martial
her dog, Rex.                                                                                                                                    arts, piano, art history, ballroom
                                                                                                                                                 dancing and reading.

                                       Past Scholarship Winners
                   2006                                         2004                                         2002                                         2000
         Li-Tyng (Debbie) Hung                             Kirsten Ronholt                             Quian Cece Chen                              Carissa Brewer
             Bernice Huang                                  Jenna Sopfe                              Vanessa Elena Cobian                        Kimberly Anne Cochran
              Emily Wier                                   Stephanie Mah                               Lisa M. Kodadek                              Elizabeth Fargo
            Kim-Chi Nguyen                                Laura McKiernan                               Naoko Kozuki                                   Sandy Ma
        Ayla Opal-Marie Sessions                          Denisse Montano                               Allison Lange                             Dina M. Sirypangno

                   2005                                         2003                                         2001
              Jessica Green                               Anabel Armenta                                Jenny Ha Truong                                    1999
              Dana Levine                                Cara-Lynn Lopresti                              Lydia Daboussi                                Erin Scott
                Sally Liu                                Roseanne Raphael                                Melissa Morelos                             Phuong K. Kieu
            Daphne Di-Fan Lo                                Laura Wang                                  Vera Trofimenko                            Van Thuy Nguyen
             Michelle Schorn                             Cindy Eliana Parra                               Mary Presley                             Johanna Mubaraki
                                                         Kathryn Joyce Metz                                                                         Jessica Mubaraki
                                                           Karen Chavero
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Athena Pinnacle Awards 2007 Nominees
  Congratulations to our 2007 nominees.           neering for social good, and attracts a                          Annie Glidden                       Jenkins-Pultz is a consummate leader
Athena would like to thank everyone who           higher percentage of women. She is cur-                           Biogen Idec                     and motivates a dynamic coalition of organi-
nominated and contributed the following           rently faculty adviser for the undergraduate                 Community Lab Director               zations that have united interests in women
excerpts for these exceptional candidates.        team working with medical-student free               Annie Glidden’s dedication to scientific     and science. She keeps this volunteer group
                                                  clinics to provide a custom digital record       education has driven the development of a        focused on the annual goal of hosting an
                                                  system.                                          top class curriculum for hundreds of San         educational hands-on science conference
                                                     Ferrante is extremely active in promot-       Diego students and teachers. The students        that appeals to girls and excites them with
          Educator                                ing women’s interest and success in              carry out “real world” experiments in a real
                                                                                                                         equipped lab, thus
                                                                                                                                                    the possibility of careers they never knew
                                                                                                                                                    existed. Her leadership of San Diego
                                                  college-level science. As a computer
     Maureen O’Connor DuPont, M.A                 science professor, she co-founded and                                  making the connect         Expanding Your Horizons involves outreach
     Centers for Learning & Academic              advises the UCSD Women in Computing                                    between theory, exper-     to corporations in the scientific community
    Support Services, California State            group. Her recent class, Women In                                      iments and medicine.       to invite opportunities for volunteering and
        University San Marcos                     Computing, involved participation in the                                   The Biogen Idec        financial support.
             Math Lab Director                    Grace Hopper Celebration of Women In                                   Community Lab has
   Recently completing her master’s in            Computing, providing experience and                                    provided a state-of-               Kathleen Klinger, Ed.D., MBA
education focusing on science, mathe-             encouragement. She brought MentorNet                                   the-art “hands on” sci-                 National University
matics and technology for diverse popu-           to UCSD, an electronic mentoring system                                entific experience for        Associate Professor, School of Education
                    lations,     Maureen          that has been especially attractive to                                 hundreds of San Diego         Katie Klinger, a recognized leader and
                    DuPont directs the            women students. Her recent $1.2 million                                students (a large pro-     mentor in educational technology, was the
                    California      State         National Science Foundation grant will                                 portion of which are       primary designer of the National University
                    University       San          help launch an Environmental Education                                 young girls). Glidden      Virtual High School and former lead faculty
                    Marcos      (CSUSM)           Initiative to inspire and encourage middle              Glidden        established the lab,                             statewide for the
                    Math Lab that she co-         school girls in science and engineering                                curriculum and train-                            E d u c a t i o n a l
                    founded as a student          careers, and will reach more than 20,000         ing for area teachers. The students visit the                          Technology master’s
                    in 1990, teaches at           middle school students.                          lab, carry out experiments and interact with                           degree program at
                    CSUSM and Palomar                Ferrante is an excellent mentor to            professional scientists. The teachers attend a                         National University.
                    College, and is the           female graduate students, nurturing them         week-long training during the summer                                   She has over 25 years
                    campus’       annual          into successful careers in academia and          (required to qualify them to bring their class                         of experience teaching
                    Outstanding Service           industry. As associate dean of engineering,      to the lab) the training focuses on drug                               students of all ages
                    Award winner this                                                              development from lab to market.
      DuPont        year. DuPont also
                                                  she has worked successfully to increase the
                                                  diversity of the engineering faculty. She            Glidden’s work not only invigorates the
                                                                                                                                                                          how to use computer
                                                                                                                                                                          technology effectively
                    donates tutors for            founded the UCSD Women’s Leadership              interest of teachers and students in science                           in their lives and in
underserved elementary school students            Alliance, which promotes leadership              but also of Biogen Idec employees in becom-                            their classrooms. She
using creative, hands-on displays of how          development and recognition of women             ing involved in the important activity of sci-                         designs math and
math impacts in everyday lives.
   With more than 15 years in the math
                                                  campus leaders. For her efforts, she was         entific education and training. The                     Klinger        science study pro-
                                                  recognized      as    UCSD       Community       enthusiasm she brings to this role is obvious                          grams, particularly for
lab and classroom, DuPont has taught              Champion for Diversity in 2004.                  to all that have attended a session at the                             young women, which
and tutored over 15,000 young women,                                                               Community Lab, she has also become deeply        foster investigative, hands-on learning. For
implemented over five tutoring programs                                                            involved with several educational bodies to      example, her Virtual Classroom Tours allow
targeting young women and helped at
least 35 young women to become math                      Dawn Gamberale, Masters in                look for further synergies between the scien-    students to use online resources from the
tutors, and thus role models as well. An                        Education                          tific industry and the community in which        Hawaiian Islands for botany, earth science
estimated 35 percent of CSUSM students                   Rancho Bernardo High School               we operate.                                      and geology courses.
                                                                                                                                                       Klinger’s INSPIRE Seminars model
are currently enrolled in the Math Lab,              Dawn Gamberale has earned her                              Kelly Jenkins-Pultz                 effective teaching strategies to inspire young
half of which are female.                         national teacher credential and has also             President and Chairperson, San Diego         women to pursue opportunities in math or
   In 2006, DuPont secured international          recently attended workshops on how to                     Expanding Your Horizons                 science. She was lead investigator for a four-
accreditation for 46 tutors that work in          integrate technology into her AP and                 Program Analyst, U.S. Department of          year, $1.27 million PT3 DOE grant to recruit
each of the university’s Centers for                                    Honors level chem-
                                                                        istry curriculum and
                                                                                                             Labor Women’s Bureau                   more young women into STEM teaching
Learning & Academic Support Services,                                                                 Kelly Jenkins-Pultz uses analytical skills    professions, designing lessons that helped
secured grant money to fund math tutor-                                 is now using these         to track research on education, employment,
                                                                        techniques in the                                                           more than 14,000 teachers enhance their
ing programs for campus athletes, initi-                                                           occupations and wages, and assess how            math, science and technology skills. In addi-
ated tutoring field trips and math                                      classroom. Gamberale       women are faring compared to men. She is a
                                                                        encourages her stu-                                                         tion, she served as project coordinator for a
sessions for students at Palomar                                                                   useful resource to schools, organizations and    prior PT3 grant and as project director for a
Elementary and Casita Elementary, and                                   dents to attend work-                            government agencies,
                                                                        shops for students,                                                         Gates Foundation Grant to train principals
donated tutoring lessons to disadvan-                                                                                    providing information      (the majority of who are women) in the San
taged kids in North County. Further, she                                actively helping them                            about nontraditional
                                                                        earn summer intern-                                                         Diego Catholic Diocese on uses of educa-
has developed and conducted four train-                                                                                  occupations          for   tional technology.
ing workshops (Math Lab, Writing                                        ships, and is the inspi-                         women and strategies
                                                                        ration and “coach” for                                                         Klinger frequently partners on mini
Center, Language Learning Center and                                                                                     for improving women’s      grants with Sally Ride Science to empower
                                                                        her students earning
Computer Consulting Center) for tutors
and other campus leaders. A believer in
                                                        Gamberale       awards in the San
                                                                                                                         earnings      and   job    elementary-aged girls to explore the world
                                                                                                                         opportunities. She is a    of science. She is a published author and
educating from the top down, DuPont’s                                   Diego        American                            founding member of
                                                  Chemical Society’s chemistry competition                                                          invited speaker at international conferences
approach to new programs has proven                                                                                      San Diego Expanding        for faculty and pre-service teachers on inte-
successful for young women.                       for the last 10-plus years.                                            Your Horizons, an
                                                     The most significant program has been                                                          grating technology into K-12 math and
                                                                                                                         organization dedicated     science learning environments. She was
                                                  the focus on achieving success at the San                              to encouraging girls to
          Jeanne Ferrante, Ph.D.                  Diego American Chemical Society’s chem-
                                                                                                       Jenkins-Pultz envision themselves as
                                                                                                                                                    Project Director of a Microsoft/AACTE
      Associate Dean, Jacobs School of            istry competition. Gamberale’s classroom                               scientists and other
                                                                                                                                                    Virtual Classroom Tours grant, for which
       Engineering, UC San Diego                  wall is covered with plaques from previous       professionals working in the fields of
                                                                                                                                                    she received one of three national awards for
                                                                                                                                                    Innovative        Teachers        Outstanding
      Professor of Computer Science               students whom she has convinced to par-          science, math, engineering and technology.
                                                  ticipate in a competition against the best                                                        Achievement in 2003. She recently earned
  Jeanne Ferrante is an extraordinary role                                                         Total dedication to encouraging young
                                                  science students in San Diego. She has                                                            faculty associate status with the George
model and a research pioneer, as evidenced                                                         women is her goal.
                                                  always had at least 50 percent female com-                                                        Lucas Educational Foundation, for which
by her prestigious ACM Programming                                                                    Jenkins-Pultz is president and conference
                                                  petitors, even though the percentage of                                                           she delivers INSPIRE Seminars to K-12
Languages Achievement Award, IBM                                                                   chair of San Diego Expanding Your
                                                  women earning degrees in chemistry is                                                             school districts.
Outstanding Innovation Award, and as                                                               Horizons, a not-for-profit dedicated to
IEEE and ACM Fellow. These recognitions,          still higher for men.
                   and her encourage-                Gamberale is now using computers and
                                                                                                   encouraging young girls in science. She
                                                                                                                                                            Betty J. Mohlenbrock, M.Ed.
                   ment, provide enor-            probeware in her classroom. Her educa-
                                                                                                   coordinates the efforts of a steering commit-
                                                                                                   tee that hosts an annual hands-on science                Family Literacy Foundation
                   mous inspiration to            tional goal last year was to integrate tech-     conference for 500 girls and 100 adults. The                Founder and President
                   young           women.         nology into all of her curriculum. These         conference provides an opportunity for              As an educator and reading specialist,
                   Ferrante       founded         types of tools used to be stereotyped as         young women to interact with female college      Betty Mohlenbrock has improved the lives
                   Teams In Engineering           more male-oriented, but now Gamberale            students, female scientists and other profes-    of children and families since 1962 as an
                   Service (,       is creating an environment for young             sional women in science. This intergenera-       elementary classroom teacher, reading
                   an academic program            women to use equipment that breaks the           tional interaction of women — from               tutor and nonprofit educational organiza-
                   that partners multidis-        gender barrier. As an active member of the       schoolgirls, to college students, to profes-     tion founder. Mohlenbrock has recruited
                   ciplinary teams of             American Chemical Society in San Diego,          sional women — provides a unique opportu-        an impressive and dedicated staff of
                   undergraduates with            she will be able to influence other              nity for mentoring. Nearly one-third of the      women to operate and implement the
                   San Diego nonprofits.          members of the educational community             500 conference participants attend the           various programs. Hundreds of women
                   It provides students           about the importance of technology in
    Ferrante       with experience engi-          high school education.
                                                                                                   program on scholarships that waive their
                                                                                                   registration fee.                                          See Nominees on 7
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                                                                                                                Howard Tenenbaum                     100. Last year, qualified students had to be
                                                                                                             University City High School
Nominees                                                                                                            Science Teacher
                                                                                                       Howard Tenenbaum has an ongoing
                                                                                                                                                     turned away because the school couldn’t
                                                                                                                                                     offer enough sections of the course. Turning
                                                                                                                                                     an extremely demanding course into yet a
          Continued from Page 6                                                                     commitment to environmental education.           popular course is a feat unparalleled in most
                                                      The effectiveness of these five dedicated
                     volunteers also enable        women, under Pastula’s inspirational lead-       He has encouraged his students to take           schools. Add to this the fact that she rou-
                     and participate in            ership is evident. Every year, they ensure       action and make a difference in their com-       tinely sees a passage rate of 90 percent to
                     various areas of exper-       that over 30,000 students are taught the         munity. He has been the adviser for the          100 percent.
                     tise that add value           critical economic, business and financial        Earth Club for four years. Several female           Tenenbaum is a happy person and gives
                     and ability to the            lessons that enable them to work and                                   students have run this     students a positive feeling about themselves.
                     organizational model.         succeed in today’s fast-paced and highly                               club over the years        She stands as a graduate of a leading
                        With more than 40          competitive global economy. These stu-                                 that have gone on to       science/technology school — UCSD — and
                     years of dedication to        dents also have in-depth understanding of                              make a difference at       is a role model for a successful mother of two
                     the welfare of chil-          the hundreds of careers that await them.                               the university level,      successful children (grown now). She has
                     dren and families,               The “Forceful Focused Five” also started                            including            UC    demonstrated by example that a woman can
                     Mohlenbrock         has       a TV program on ethics, called EthiCAL                                 Berkeley. Tenenbaum        have a strong career and a strong family. She
                     developed and imple-          that is broadcast live to all the high schools                         has also gone out of       also demonstrates leadership to young
                     mented parent educa-          in the county. This program teaches                                    his way to support         women by being active beyond the normal
    Mohlenbrock tion and early                     ethical values with wonderful adult role                               female students who        school requirements. She sponsors the
                     interventional literacy       models, including such prestigious women                               have had little support    speech and debate team and has a long
programs in communities where children             as District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis,                                   from home.                 history of coaching for the National Ocean
are statistically at the greatest risk of          former state Sen. Dede Alpert, and Sheryl                                 Maylynn was an          Science Team and Science Olympiad
failing in their educational experiences. A        Charleston, the President/CEO of the                  Tenenbaum unwed mother living               (Scripps Ranch High).
                                                   Better Business Bureau and the national                                in foster care who
brief description of the programs that
                                                   woman producer for the CNN office in             showed an interest and proficiency in the AP            Jacqueline A. Trischman, Ph.D.
Betty has designed to impact various pop-
                                                   Baghdad.                                         Environmental class. She did well despite                 California State University,
ulations includes:
   • United Through Reading focuses on                Pastula is a board member of The              the odds, and was accepted to UCSD.                               San Marcos
the children of military parents who are           Ackerman Foundation, San Diego                   Tenenbaum went the extra step to help her               Chair, Department of Chemistry &
deployed in service to our country in cities       Grantmakers, The Economic Development            secure student housing for herself and                           Biochemistry
and communities throughout the United              Corp. and Downtown Rotary. She is a              young son, as well as support within the            Jackie Trischman teaches organic chem-
States and beyond.                                 LEAD San Diego graduate, member of the           UCSD community. He inspires all his stu-         istry, biochemistry, biology and marine
   • Youth Reading Role Models focuses             Charter Change Committee, and the                dents to take action to save the planet in any   science at CSU San Marcos and carries on
on underserved youth and preschool chil-           Business Advisory Committee for the San          way they can and he encourages young                                  basic research in the
dren throughout San Diego County.                  Diego State Department of Education.             women to excel in the sciences and make a                             area of microbial
   • Building Bridges With Books focuses           Along with the San Diego Business                difference.                                                           chemistry and chemi-
on children of incarcerated parents in San         Journal publisher, she founded the “San             As a chemistry and AP environmental                                cal ecology. She is
Diego County.                                      Diego Women Who Mean Business” event,            science teacher, Tenenbaum pushes his stu-                            immediate past presi-
   • Reading Roots is an educational               for which she serves as a judge for this and     dents to excel. He challenges all students to                         dent of the San Diego
program that trains and motivates                  many award events, including the “Best           reach their maximum potential. He makes                               Section      of      the
parents, caregivers and early childhood            Companies to Work For” and the Better            no exceptions for male or female, he expects                          American Chemical
staff about the importance of reading              Business Bureau Torch Award.                     all students to do their best. He brings out                          Society. She is a won-
aloud with young children.                                                                          the best in them by teaching to the highest                           derful role model for
   Mohlenbrock serves as the president of                                                           standards.                                                            women scientists in
the board of trustees and oversees the                        Sandra R. Slivka, Ph.D.                  Tenenbaum takes his environmental stu-                             leadership, through
board’s development and communica-                          San Diego Miramar College               dents on walks once a week. He gets them                              her teaching and ACS
tions. Mohlenbrock’s ultimate goals are to                  Director, Southern California           out into the real world looking at real-life          Trischman       activities.
utilize her professional expertise and com-        Biotechnology Center; Associate Professor        problems and asks them to think about how                                Trischman is also a
mitment to the urgency of early interven-                             Biology                       to solve them. He is one of few teachers that                         leader in the Girl
tional programs that promote literacy in              Sandra Slivka works tirelessly to             bring the real world into the classroom and      Scouts of America and has led scientific out-
children and strengthen family relation-           educate and train women and men in the           shows students what they can do to make a        reach efforts among the Girl Scouts organi-
ships in San Diego.                                knowledge and skills needed for scientific       difference. Many of his female students, in      zation. She has coordinated special activities
   Though Betty stays extremely busy with          careers in the biotech industry. She             particular, have gone on to study environ-       and patches for Girl Scouts as part of the
the Family Literacy Foundation, she has                                  designed and leads         mental issues in college and have partici-       annual ChemExpo event in Balboa Park.
                                                                                                    pated in voluntary programs to support
been involved in a wide variety of commu-                                the highly successful
                                                                                                    their environment.                                           Dr. Stephen L. Weber
nity related activities in San Diego. To
name a few: San Diego Armed Services
                                                                         Camps” for high
                                                                                                                                                               San Diego State University
YMCA Civilian Advisory Board; Navy                                       school teachers and                      Rachel Tenenbaum                                       President
League of the United States, San Diego                                   for summer interns as                   La Jolla High School                   As president of San Diego State
                                                                                                                                                     University, Steve Weber is committed to the
Council; Women in Defense, A National                                    part of the Life                           Biology Teacher
                                                                                                                                                     development of women in math and science
Security       Organization;        Literacy                             Sciences     Summer           Rachel Tenenbaum constantly imple-
                                                                                                                                                                            disciplines. These goals
Leadership Committee/San Diego County                                    Institute sponsored        ments new practices into her teaching prac-
                                                                                                                                                                            are in line with the
Children and Families Commission;                                        by the SD Workforce        tices and clearly has a strong impact upon
                                                                                                                                                                            larger goals of the uni-
Women in Business; San Diego Rotary,                                     Partnership       and      her female students. One of these students,
Club #33; and LEAD San Diego.                                            Biocom. Several 2005                            Paula Shaeffer, went
                                                                                                                                                                               Through Weber’s
                                                                         interns were subse-                             on from Scripps Ranch
              Joanne Pastula                               Slivka        quently employed by                             high to Stanford. Once
                                                                                                                                                                            leadership, SDSU has
   Junior Achievement of San Diego Inc.                                  local biotechs. She                             at Stanford she was
                                                                                                                                                                            been successful in gar-
                                                                                                                                                                            nering federal support
               President/CEO                       inspires and encourages young women to                                applying for her own
                                                                                                                                                                            for      undergraduate
   Following a 30-year corporate career,           pursue careers in science and industry.                               grants (and getting
                                                                                                                                                                            science training pro-
including being the first woman                       In her role at the Southern California                             them) for original
                                                                                                                                                                            grams to support
manager/executive for John Burnham &               Biotechnology Center, and also as a key                               research. This young
                                                                                                                                                                            women and underrep-
Co., in 1999 Joanne Pastula decided to             adviser to the San Diego Biotechnology                                lady was inspired and
                                                                                                                                                                            resented students pur-
                    apply her business             Education Consortium, Slivka has devel-                               motivated             by           Weber           suing science degrees.
                    expertise to a serious         oped Web sites that provide a comprehen-                              Tenenbaum to con-
                                                                                                                                                                            Local and federal
                    community        need:         sive, one-stop source of information about                            tinue on in pursuit of a
                                                                                                                                                     funded programs share resources to facili-
                    financial literacy for         all educational programs that provide                                 career in the natural
                                                                                                                                                     tate the academic experience and success of
                    our children. She              training in biotechnology-related subjects.
                                                   These Web sites provide an easily naviga-
                                                                                                        Tenenbaum sciences. One of                   women students.
                    assembled a team of                                                                                  Tenenbaum’s recent
                                                                                                                                                        Last year’s data indicate that half of those
                    five women (“The               ble resource and superb service to all                                students at La Jolla
                                                                                                                                                     earning degrees in sciences at SDSU
                    Forceful      Focused          women and men seeking education to help          High won the John D. Issacs Scholarship for
                                                                                                                                                     (astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer
                    Five”) who decided, as         them pursue careers in the biotech indus-        her work on a science fair project and her
                                                                                                                                                     sciences, geology, math and statistics and
                    a team, to dramati-            try.                                             participation in the National Ocean Science
                                                                                                                                                     physics) are women. Specifically, 198
                    cally improve the                 Slivka is a long-term member and sup-         competition; Tenenbaum was one of the
                                                                                                                                                     women and 201 men earned bachelor’s
                    Junior Achievement             porter of the Association for Women in           coaches for the school’s team.
                                                                                                                                                     degrees in the sciences; 89 women and 87
                    operation in San               Science (AWIS), where she has served as a           Tenenbaum has been a “reader” for the
      Pastula       Diego, bringing it             volunteer, helping to organize the 2001          College Board and has also gone on to
                                                                                                                                                     men earned master’s degrees in these sci-
                                                                                                                                                     ences; and 8 women and 7 men earned doc-
                    back from its nearly           Women in Bioscience conference, as a             become a consultant for the College Board’s
                                                                                                                                                     toral degrees in the sciences.
defunct situation in 1999. These team              mentor to women scientists and as a              AP Biology program, where she instructs
                                                                                                                                                        Weber ensures that SDSU programs to
members have all been promoted from                sponsor of the 2005 AWIS Open House.             other AP Biology teachers on what practices
                                                                                                                                                     facilitate women in math and science
either managerial or even entry level-pro-         Slivka has also organized and delivered          they can use that will be most effective.
                                                                                                                                                     provide year-round mentored research and
fessional positions during the last six            workshops on current topics such as              Through her constant activism she gets new
                                                                                                                                                     laboratory activities; develop students’ criti-
years. The current 16-member JA staff              Microarrays, which have been made avail-         ideas for her teaching practice regularly.
                                                                                                                                                     cal thinking, oral and written communica-
consists of these and other bright, dedi-          able to AWIS members at nominal charge              During the four years she has been at La
cated, highly intelligent and motivated            to help women scientists in their continu-       Jolla High, the number of students taking
women.                                             ing professional education.                      the AP Biology course has grown from 40 to                  See Nominees on 8
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                                                                                                        firm. Her responsibilities increased recently                          knowledge and expe-
                                                                                                        when the other IP partner became CEO of a                              riences     she    has
Nominees                                                                                                startup biotech company. Previously, Biggs
                                                                                                        had attracted many biotech clients to
                                                                                                                                                                               shared have helped
                                                                                                                                                                               others     grow     as
            Continued from Page 7                                     Mary E. Ball                      Pillsbury Winthrop and Lyon & Lyon.                                    leaders, as well as to
tion skills by presenting their research                          Cox Communications                       Biggs participates in a wide range of asso-                         become mentors to
before professional audiences; and the                      Vice President of Government and            ciations, including the American Bar                                   other women.
opportunity to contribute to manuscripts                      Community Relations/Sales                 Association, the American Intellectual                                    The    enthusiasm
leading to publications. Students are paired            Mary Ball has served as a mentor and            Property Law Association, the San Diego                                Ebner exhibits while
with faculty research mentors, enabling stu-         champion of many women at Cox                      Intellectual Property Law Association, and                             leading a team and
dents to have ample opportunity to partici-          Communications. While she has supported            the Biocom/San Diego Intellectual Property                             rallying support to
pate in the research process and to play a           women from various parts of the business, a        Law Committee, Co-chair, 2002-present.                                 achieve the goals of
central role in original scientific investiga-                             testament to her lead-       She has been actively involved in Athena,               Ebner          the organization is
tions. The focus on hands-on research learn-                               ership can be found in       having served as UCSD Athena Board                                     infectious. Even while
ing is a hallmark of the mission of SDSU and                               the external communi-        Member, 2001-2004, Biosciences Steering                                on vacation or busi-
Weber’s philosophy.                                                        cations arena. One           Committee, 2001-present, Forum for               ness travel, she has been known to call in
                                                                           example is Christine         Executive Women, Chair, 2002-2004, and           for planning sessions to provide guidance
                                                                           Patnoe. Hired by Ball        Steering Committee, 2002-present.                and encouragement. Although her

            Services                                                       as a community rela-
                                                                           tions specialist, Patnoe                    Molly A. Cartmill
                                                                                                                                                         primary job responsibility is business
                                                                                                                                                         development, Ebner is always willing to

              Susan E. Atkins
                                                                           received        guidance                    Sempra Energy                     take on additional roles and responsibili-
                                                                           from Ball in her profes-                                                      ties to help the office succeed. In the past
         Porter Novelli Life Sciences                                      sional development.
                                                                                                                     Director, Corporate &
                                                                                                                     Community Relations                 year, she was an integral part of establish-
           Chair & Senior Counselor                                        When the opportunity            In the past five years, Molly Cartmill has    ing and executing the vision for the office.
   Susan Atkins founded an IR/PR agency                                    as an internal commu-        hired or promoted a total of five women into        As a past board member of Athena and
that became so well known in the life science                 Ball         nications       manager      management positions, two from outside           past president (2003 and 2004), Ebner
industry that it was acquired by one of the                                arose, Ball did not hes-                           and three from within.     continues to encourage executive women
                      top five PR agencies in        itate to encourage Patnoe to apply, despite                              She often meets with       in the Mercer office to be involved and to
                      the world. Atkins +            the impact that losing Patnoe would have on                              women inside and           participate in FEW groups to interact and
                      Associates, founded in         her team. Patnoe got the promotion, and has                              outside of the company     learn from other executive women.
                      1999, was acquired by          never forgotten Ball’s guidance and selfless-                            to share information          Ebner is also a current board member
                      Porter Novelli in 2005,        ness.                                                                    on her profession,         of The Old Globe Theatres and Planned
                      becoming          Porter          The relationships that Ball fosters with                              team organizational        Parenthood, San Diego and Riverside
                      Novelli Life Sciences          government        officials     allow       Cox                          structure, policies and    counties.
                      with offices in New            Communications to do business in San                                     procedures to help
                      York City and San              Diego County, and enable us to provide full-                             other women break
                      Diego. She has hired           service telecommunications services in our                               into or get promoted                    Lynne Friedmann
                      capable women and              region. In her highly visible role as vice pres-                         within the field of com-           Friedmann Communications
                      has mentored and pro-          ident of government and community rela-                                  munity relations. She                         Principal
                      moted them.                                                                                                                           Lynne Friedmann is a living legend
       Atkins           Porter Novelli Life
                                                     tions, media and public relations, employee
                                                     communications and residential sales, Ball
                                                                                                              Cartmill        has also been a
                                                                                                                              resource to several        within the Association for Women in
                      Sciences has strongly          strives to ensure that the company and                                   companies in the           Science (AWIS), where she has worked
                      shaped the life science        employees are committed to their customers         process of setting up a community relations      tirelessly the past 20 years to promote the
landscape locally through the many life              and the community. She successfully aligns         department. Of the 14 people in her current                           advancement          of
science clients that Atkins has helped,              the company vision and mission statement           department, 12 are women.                                             women. A seasoned
through the combined talent and motivation           with a strategic plan in serving the commu-           Cartmill leads a community affairs team                            PR professional and
of Atkins and her team. She is clearly com-          nity.                                              of 14 employees who represent the energy                              science         writer,
mitted to helping other women on their                  Ball is a positive role model for both          services company in communities where the                             Friedmann’s leader-
paths, being available to others despite her         women and men in the industry and within           company       does     business,    including                         ship and communica-
busy schedule.                                       the company, and she is regarded as one of         California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas,                                   tion abilities have put
   Atkins has participated on the Athena             the organization’s finest leaders. A wife and      Louisiana, Maryland, Connecticut and                                  AWIS on the map.
Entrepreneurs Committee and often goes               mother of two, as well as a community vol-         Washington, D.C. She is responsible for                               Through innovative
beyond what is expected in her contribu-             unteer, Ball truly exemplifies the concept of      communications with business, community                               programs and calcu-
tions.                                               work/life balance. She balances the daily          and opinion leaders and works hard to keep                            lated risk taking,
   She is active in Biocom, where she was a          demands and challenges of a high level posi-       leaders informed during good and difficult                            Lynne has enabled
creative force who contributed with actions          tion, is dedicated to serving the San Diego        times. Cartmill’s team is responsible for lis-                        AWIS to grow and
in addition to ideas. She serves on Biocom’s
Executive Committee as secretary of the
                                                     community by being an active and “working”         tening to local communities and helping               Friedmann       flourish — making
                                                     board member for many nonprofit civic and          with the successful permitting and construc-                          AWIS-San Diego the
board of directors. She is also active in the        business associations (Girl Scouts of San          tion of various energy infrastructure assets                          largest and most
national       Biotechnology         Industry        Diego and Imperial Counties, San Diego             such as gas pipelines and storage facilities,    financially sound of any AWIS chapter.
Organization, frequently judging company             County Taxpayers Association, San Diego            LNG receipt terminals and power plants like      The result is higher awareness and recog-
applications, organizing panel discussions           Better Business Bureau), as well as being          Palomar Energy in Escondido, Calif.              nition for women in science and coalition
and presentations.                                   clear about the proper balance between                Cartmill manages community relations,         building that addresses work force issues
   Atkins is extremely well spoken, net-             work and family.                                   corporate philanthropy, memberships and          affecting both women and men.
worked, accomplished as a woman entrepre-                                                               employee involvement for Sempra Energy              Friedmann is a builder of organizations
neur in a service business where she has put                         Suzanne L. Biggs                   and SDG&E. She helps the company by              that last. She established the highly suc-
her firm on the map as one to be taken seri-                        Duane Morris LLP                    developing and implementing external             cessful AWIS Women in BioScience
ously. She is known as a capable leader, tal-                            Partner                        affairs plans for the Sempra Energy compa-       (WIB) conference series that 14 years
ented individual and someone who is clearly             Suzanne Biggs was one of the first female       nies. Cartmill serves as chair of San Diego      later continues to draw sold-out audi-
committed to promoting women’s success               patent attorneys in San Diego, initially           Workforce Partnership and co-chair of            ences. Thousands of women scientists
by her words and her deeds.                          working with the San Diego office of Lyon &        LEAD’s Leadership Trust. She serves in the       have benefited from the program both as
   She also has taken an active interest in          Lyon, formerly the largest patent law firm         Downtown San Diego Partnership,                  attendees and as program committee
the greater San Diego community, where               west of the Mississippi. She has served as a       Convention & Visitors Bureau, Jenna Druck        members. Many women, in fact, credit the
she served three terms as president of the                                 positive role model for      Foundation and Energy for Others. She also       leadership skills learned on the WIB com-
National Investor Relations Institute, and                                 other women poten-           volunteers as president of the Hillsdale         mittee as their springboard for advance-
has served as president of the KPBS Gay and                                tially interested in         Middle School PTA. Cartmill is a member of       ment in their professional careers.
Lesbian Producers Club as well as five years                               entering what used to        five professional associations ranging from      Friedmann has also contributed greatly to
as president of the Diversionary Theatre                                   be an almost com-            grant-making and corporate citizenship to        Athena as a founding board member and
Board of Directors. Active in politics, Atkins                             pletely    male-domi-        public affairs and social responsibility.        first communications chair, participating
has served on the national Democratic                                      nated field of law. Over                                                      in the creation and launch of the FEW
Leadership Council, was twice nominated to                                 the years, she has                                                            program, and helping to redesign the
be Port Commissioner of the Port of San                                    supervised       several                      Sue Ebner                       Athena Web site.
Diego, serves on the National Board of                                     female associate attor-                Mercer Health & Benefits                  Friedmann is nurturing the next gener-
Directors of the Victory Fund and is the co-                               neys, paralegals and                      Worldwide Partner                   ation of professionals as a program
chair of the San Diego Finance Committee                                   staff, providing strong         Sue Ebner has dedicated 25 years to           adviser to UCSD Extension and teaches a
for the Statewide Equality for All initiative                              guidance. In particu-        Mercer, and during that time she has             highly popular science-writing course. A
to protect domestic partnership rights.                     Biggs          lar, she currently pro-      gained valuable knowledge and experi-            former board member of the National
                                                                           vides        mentoring       ences that the women at Mercer benefit           Association of Science Writers (NASW),
                                                     support to a female third-year associate in        from every day as a result of her willing-       Friedmann is founder of the San Diego
                                                     the IP group.                                      ness to guide and teach. The most signifi-       Science Writers Association and is editor
                                                        Biggs is one of two intellectual property       cant example of her commitment to the            of the only national publication on science
                                                     law partners in the San Diego office of            growth of women is evident in how she            writing. She also serves on the board of
                                                     Duane Morris and supervises the associates,        mentors others. Ebner provides complete          the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy.
                                                     paralegals and staff in addition to perform-       support, and has been willing to provide
                                                     ing administrative responsibilities for the        guidance and advice at every turn. The                     See Nominees on 9
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                                                                                                                               supervises 22 senior      RTA’s effectiveness and visibility.
                                                                                                                               directors and man-           As a consultant and incubator manager
Nominees                                                                                                                       agers. Of those, there
                                                                                                                               are more than a dozen
                                                                                                                                                         at OED, Orion successfully assisted many
                                                                                                                                                         founders and company management
           Continued from Page 8                        tripled. Hodges was a leader in the successful                         women responsible         teams and built the reputation and
             Maureen F. Hallahan                        integration of Pillsbury Winthrop and Shaw                             for running business      success of the firm.
           Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves                   Pittman in February 2005, furthering the                               units worth in excess        Orion has been an extremely active par-
                & Savitch LLP                           business objective of having marquee exper-                            of $20 million.
                                                                                                                                  Novak is a role
                                                                                                                                                         ticipant in the community. She is cur-
                                                                                                                                                         rently a commissioner on the city of San
                       Partner                          tise in many industries. As a key spokes-
                                                        woman, Hodges lectures and writes on                                   model within the          Diego Science & Technology Commission,
   Maureen Hallahan’s record of successes as
                                                        commercial, bankruptcy and business topics.                            company and sets the      heading up its subcommittee on public
a litigation trial attorney and her accessibility
                                                        She also took the leading role in the location                         tone for the culture.     broadband access. An overarching goal in
to mentor and train attorneys have brought
her to a leadership role at Procopio, where she         and development of two new office spaces.               Novak          She        exemplifies    her community work has been the “bridg-
                                                           Hodges served on the board of La Jolla                              honesty, open com-        ing of the digital divide,” i.e., ensuring
                        has been a member of
                                                        Music Society for 11 years, including three                            munication, passion       that computer literacy and Internet access
                        the       Management
                                                        years as board chair. She has served more than   for excellence, fostering a learning envi-      do not persist as barriers to employment
                        Committee for the past
                                                        10 years on the Board of Educational             ronment and personal development — all          and a high quality of life for people living
                        four years. In her posi-
                                                        Enrichment Systems, a nonprofit that pro-        core tenets of KSL. With the CEO she            with economic challenges.
                        tion she champions
                                                        vides early childhood education for the poor.    leads the strategic planning process, which        Orion is a charter board member of
                        greater opportunities
                                                        The organization began with one location in      has created an innovative operations team       Pacific Incubation Network, the only
                        for women and has
                                                        Linda Vista and grew to include operations in    structure that supports each community          regional association in the United States
                        worked aggressively to
                                                        Oceanside, San Marcos and Vista. She cur-        and the on-site leaders in a flexible, coach-   supporting business incubation. She is a
                        attract many accom-
                                                        rently serves as chair of that board. She also   ing manner. Novak has been a major              frequently invited guest speaker and
                        plished women attor-
                                                        serves on the board of the Ruben H. Fleet        driver of KSL’s success, with resident sat-     columnist, panelist, judge and adviser
                        neys to the firm.
                                                        Science Center, as a member of the Finance       isfaction at an amazing 99 percent.             across the San Diego tech community.
                        Hallahan is currently
                                                        and Audit committees. She participates           Associate satisfaction is 88 percent.           Her ability to translate vision into action
                        leading the efforts for a
                                                                                                         Occupancy is 94.2 percent and profitabil-       has made her a female pioneer and role
       Hallahan         new Women’s Initiative          actively in San Diego Venture Group and
                                                                                                         ity has increased by more than 10 percent       model within the tech community, where
                        Program at Procopio.            Athena.
                                                                                                         each of the last three years. Novak has         her efforts have supported the successes
This program invites accomplished speakers
                                                                                                         achieved these extraordinary results            of a generation of women in technology.
to the firm to foster greater balance (in career             Dennis Nigro, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S.      through her team-based collaborative
achievement, work/home, networking, health,                       Fresh Start Surgical Gifts             approach.
finding leisure time) among the firm’s female                     Founder, President Emeritus               Novak has an instrumental role in
attorneys.                                                 Dr. Dennis Nigro’s practice is run almost     directing the philanthropic activities of
   Thanks in part to Hallahan’s leadership on           exclusively by women. Shari Brasher, CEO of      KSL including Kisco Cares. This program                        Patricia Perez
the firm’s Management Committee and her                 Fresh Start, a nonprofit that Nigro founded to   allocates both funding and volunteers to                   Puente Consulting Inc.
considerable professional accomplishments as            provide surgery to children with deformities,                                                                  President and CEO
                                                                                                         support local charities. The community in
a litigator, Procopio has grown significantly                                 served as Nigro’s busi-                                                       With a staff of four, every role is visible
                                                                                                         Escondido has sponsored a Walk-A-Thon
over the past six years. In addition to bringing                              ness manager and vol-                                                      and has impact. Patricia Perez promoted
                                                                                                         for the Palomar YMCA, a Western Day for
talented women partners into the firm, she                                    unteered on Fresh                                                          the most qualified people — women — to
                                                                                                         the Hurricane Relief, raised money for
has created unique career development pro-                                    Start’s board for many                                                     her two highest positions: Deanna Baker
                                                                                                         Susan G. Korman Breast Cancer Walk and
grams for associates to help them achieve                                     years. In 2004, the                                                        as partner, and Annie Chavarria as vice
                                                                                                         many more events over the past several
partner level and have rewarding careers in                                   board          suggested                                                                         president     of     the
                                                                                                         years. Novak is a frequent speaker at local
the firm. Hallahan has also helped foster                                     Brasher take over as                                                                             Spanish      Business
                                                                                                         industry conferences and seminars includ-
informal mentor relationships among the                                       CEO of the organiza-                                                                             Solutions      Depart-
                                                                                                         ing a California Assisted Living
women at Procopio. She is a recipient of                                      tion, and Nigro con-                                                                             ment.
                                                                                                         Association conference in San Diego. For
Procopio’s annual Leadership Award as the                                     ceded. Under Brasher’s                                                                              Perez dedicates the
                                                                                                         the past five years, Terri and her family
partner who contributed most to the firm’s                                    leadership the organi-                                                                           proper time to moti-
                                                                                                         have joined other Kisco associates in vol-
cohesiveness, stability, progress and well                                    zation has grown three-                                                                          vate, mentor and
                                                                                                         unteering for Youth with a Mission, a San
being.                                                                        fold     since    2004.                                                                          empower women in
                                                                                                         Diego based organization, to build homes
   Hallahan is president of the Association of                  Nigro         Additionally,      Nigro   for destitute families in Tijuana.                                    her company and in
Business Trial Lawyers and vice-chair of the                                  encourages women as                                                                              the community. Her
San Diego County Bar Association’s (SDCBA)              plastic surgeons in a male-dominated indus-
Judicial Evaluation Committee, as well as past          try.                                                              Tyler Orion                                          continually updated
                                                                                                                                                                               formal training and
president of the Lawyers Club of San Diego.                In 1991, Fresh Start was formed under            At Connect and the San Diego Regional
                                                                                                                                                                               informal encourage-
                                                                                                         Technology Alliance (RTA), Tyler Orion
She presents numerous continuing legal edu-
cation programs on civil procedure, employ-
                                                        Nigro’s tutelage. Since then, Fresh Start has
                                                        provided over $13 million in reconstructive      was legendary for creating a mutually                  Perez          ment are always to the
                                                                                                                                                                               employees’     highest
ment law and litigation skills to lawyers. After        surgery. Seven times annually, 80-100 volun-     supportive learning environment for her
                                                                                                                                                                               benefit rather than
the devastating fires in 2004, Maureen                  teers gather for a marathon Surgery Weekend      employees, where she encouraged individ-
                                                                                                                                                         Puente’s; she recently (happily) lost an
worked with the SDCBA to provide free legal             where 75-100 children with deformities are       ual growth as a key to organizational
                                                                                                                                                         assistant who decided to attend law school
services. She devotes her time to the AIDS              provided with care. The comprehensive care       success. With nearly all of her RTA
                                                                                                                                                         thanks to her mentorship.
Legal Clinic and the San Diego Volunteer                includes transportation and lodging for          employees and all but one of her Connect
                                                                                                                                                            As Puente’s founder and president,
Lawyer Program, and provides pro bono legal             patients, laser treatment to heal scars and                          employees        being
                                                                                                                                                         Perez serves a critical key role in its
services to Big Sisters and other causes.               speech therapy. Over the past 13 years, Nigro                        women, she continu-
                                                                                                                                                         success as a service company in San Diego.
                                                        has volunteered thousands of hours to the                            ally      encouraged
                                                                                                                                                         Her strategic planning created and
                  Sue J. Hodges                         organization. He now focuses his attention on                        employee responsibil-
                                                                                                                                                         expanded a highly qualified corporation
            Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw                     supporting Fresh Start in efforts to establish                       ity,
                                                                                                                                                         while her training skills refined her staff.
                  Pittman LLP                           its own clinic, where more patients can be                                                       Additionally, her business skills attracted
   Managing Partner-San Diego Offices                   treated.                                                             ment, and maintained
                                                                                                                                                         more than 100 active clients, including
   When Sue Hodges joined the firm, there                  During the last 25 years, Nigro has spoken                        a consistent track
                                                                                                                                                         several Fortune 500 companies. She main-
were three female attorneys in its San Diego            at over 45 professional and educational                              record of promoting
                                                                                                                                                         tains a flat organizational structure to
offices. Today, 40 percent of its lawyers are           forums about childhood deformities, includ-                          the her staff.
                                                                                                                                                         encourage focus, openness and honesty
women. From the staff, she trained, mentored            ing numerous times for the March of Dimes                               At            Orion
                                                                                                                                                         with her team. These tireless efforts have
and promoted two female staff members to                Salk Institute and at the Aesthetic Facial                           E n t e r p r i s e
                                                                                                                                                         contributed to Puente’s undeniable
serve as office administrators. She was instru-         Reconstruction in Adults and Children                   Orion        Development (OED),
                                                                                                                             she mentored many
                                                                                                                                                         success, garnering the ultimate testament
                      mental in training and            Symposium. He also served as keynote                                                             of achievement: numerous customer refer-
                      promoting an experi-              speaker to the Committee of 200 America’s                            women leaders of
                                                                                                                                                         rals that have raised annual revenue to
                      enced female legal sec-           Women Business Leaders. He invented three        both public and private organizations,
                                                                                                                                                         nearly $1 million.
                      retary to a corporate             widely used products to advance the industry.    helping them not only to run their own
                                                                                                                                                            Perez has spoken for the San Diego
                      paralegal. She insti-             His works have been published over a dozen       organizations better but also to mentor
                                                                                                                                                         County and California State and American
                      tuted a formal mentor-            times. Under Nigro’s leadership, Fresh Start     other women. Through the RTA’s many
                                                                                                                                                         Bar Associations and SHRM’s Annual
                      ing program that pays             received a “Point of Light Award” from           programs Orion has also personally men-
                                                                                                                                                         National Diversity Conference, among
                      special attention to the          President George W. Bush and the                 tored hundreds of women in local busi-
                                                                                                                                                         others. She has taught employment law at
                      mentoring of women,               “President’s Volunteer Action Award” from        nesses.
                                                                                                                                                         UCSD. She volunteers in a bilingual class-
                      developed panel discus-           President Clinton.                                  At Connect, in addition to heading
                                                                                                                                                         room, an AIDS legal clinic and at regular
                      sions on work life                                                                 operations, Orion played a significant role
                      balance and supports                              Terri Novak                      in new program development. She pro-
                                                                                                                                                         read-ins with the La Raza Lawyers of San

                      part-time programs for                         Kisco Senior Living                 vided leadership to Connect as it became a
                                                                                                                                                         Diego, the San Diego Lawyers Club and
                                                                                                                                                         Jamul Primary School. A strong propo-
                                                                  Executive VP, Operations               stand-alone corporate entity separating
       Hodges         the attorneys.
                         Hodges is the man-                Terri Novak is responsible for all opera-     from UCSD in 2005, and she currently
                                                                                                                                                         nent of mentorship, especially for the
                                                                                                                                                         underprivileged or underrepresented,
                      aging partner of the San          tions of Kisco Senior Living (KSL), a            serves as a member of the board of direc-
                                                                                                                                                         Perez serves on various committees with
Diego region. She is responsible for ensuring           nationally recognized senior living              tors.
                                                                                                                                                         MANA, a National Latina Organization,
that the region maintains its position as leader        company. KSL has 24 senior living com-              Under her leadership the RTA re-
                                                                                                                                                         acting as a mentor to young Latinas.
in the community. During her tenure, it has             munities in six states with more than            branded its image, created a new Web
nearly doubled in size, and revenues have               4,000 residents and 1,700 associates (66         site, improved outreach and increased
                                                        percent are females). Novak directly             sponsorships, all of which improved the                   See Nominees on 10
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                                                                                                     gist, she is also active in Innocence Projects      and concerns and develop long-term solu-
                                                                                                     in California and Arizona, where she lends          tions, including a highly competitive family
Nominees                                                                                             technical assistance to cases where advances
                                                                                                     in DNA testing can yield conclusive proof of
                                                                                                                                                         leave/maternity policy.
                                                                                                                                                            When Seidman joined the firm in 2004,
          Continued from Page 9                     (3) funded solely through private dona-          innocence to wrongly convicted people               her objective was to grow the largest biotech
                                                    tions from individuals and philanthropic         imprisoned for crimes they did not commit.          patent group in San Diego. Her group not only
              Ruby L. Randall                       foundations. The agency does not receive         Robertson also founded the Robertson                provides significant revenues that enhance the
     Robbins Research International Inc.            government funding. Funding is used to           Police Commemorative Site, a public art             firm’s bottom line, the services they provide
                CEO/President                       recruit, train and support Angels families.      project that will serve as a living memorial to     are essential to the community’s growing
   Throughout Ruby Randall’s career, she            Angels specializes in placing infants and        San Diego Police Officers.                          biotech industry, particularly young compa-
led the way for women by forging new                toddlers with carefully selected and                                                                 nies. Seidman personally drafts and executes
paths (traditionally open only to men) for          screened families. The Angels mission is to                         Duane Roth                       her group’s strategic and business develop-
herself to grow, but also for others to             rescue abused, abandoned and neglected                               Connect                         ment plans and works with leaders in other
                      follow. Whether an            young children, match them with a select                      Chief Executive Officer                F&R offices on national efforts.
                      entrepreneur launch-          group of foster parents, and ensure the             Duane Roth plays an active role in hiring,          Seidman is a premier board member of the
                      ing a business, leader        maximum emotional, social and intellec-          promoting and mentoring women. Connect’s            Robertson Center of Science and Public
                      starting up divisions         tual development of each child. Since            staff comprises 83 percent women, 80                Policy. Her business and legal expertise has
                      within major corpora-         Angels placed its first baby in 1999, it has     percent of whom are at the management level         been a catalyst for its success. Stephanie con-
                      tions or turnaround           placed nearly 150 babies in loving homes.                              or above. Connect’s last      tributed to “Inside the Minds: The Art &
                      expert reorganizing           Richman receives no compensation for her                               three CEOs have been          Science of Patent Law” and has been tapped
                      companies,          she       time.                                                                  women. The number of          by a leading publisher to author a book on
                      created environments             Richman served as a volunteer child                                 women on Connect’s            biotech and pharmaceutical IP.
                      and career paths for          advocate for the CASA program for five                                 board is almost double
                      women to grow as                                                                                     the national average for
                      leaders. She has trans-
                                                    years. It was the disturbing reality of tradi-
                                                                                                                           tech companies, and                           Maria P. Sendra
                      formed corporate cul-
                                                    tional methods of foster care that moti-
                                                    vated her to found Angels. She felt strongly                           includes some of San                       Baker & McKenzie LLP
      Randall         tures              into       that she could positively affect more chil-                            Diego’s most promi-                Partner and Chair, Southern California
                      appreciating        and                                                                              nent women in technol-                Corporate & Securities Practice
                                                    dren’s lives by forming an agency that
rewarding diversity so that all styles of                                                                                  ogy. Roth is committed           This mother of two and wife of 14 years
                                                    would train competent individuals to
leadership work together, regardless of                                                                                    to increasing the role of     makes time to mentor, promote and empower
                                                    provide high standards. Placing a baby in
gender, to focus on growing the business                                                                                   women in the corporate        women. Due to Maria Sendra’s hiring efforts,
                                                    an Angels home improves the life of that
and leveraging technology. Randall was              child, and all family members’ lives are                 Roth          governance of Connect:        women partners have comprised 50 percent to
                                                                                                                                                         100 percent of the law departments she has
often the first woman promoted to the               enhanced. Angels is managed by a qualified                             the number of women
executive level, worked with all-male                                                                                      on Connect’s board has                               managed or chaired in
                                                    board of directors, with expertise in health,
boards and excelled in traditionally male                                                            been increasing steadily under Roth’s direc-                               the past five years.
                                                    child psychology, business and social work.
industries. Evidence of her dedication to                                                            tion, with 40 percent of the last five director                            Sendra       consistently
                                                    The high-profile advisory board includes
attracting, empowering and rewarding                                                                 appointments going to women.                                               places women in lead
                                                    San Diego County Sheriff William
women is her current company, where                                                                     Roth is devoted to driving new business                                 roles on multimillion-
                                                    Kolender and retired Director of San Diego
women comprise an impressive 64 percent                                                              creation in the technology sector in his role as                           dollar, international
                                                    County Health and Human Services Cecil
of the management team and 67 percent of                                                             CEO of Connect. The nonprofit has assisted                                 transactions         and
                                                    Steppe. Richman was nominated for the
the executive team.                                                                                  in the formation and development of more                                   advises women on
                                                    2006 California Governor and First Lady’s
   Randall has been a role model of high                                                             than 1,200 companies, and helps to ensure a                                issues ranging from
                                                    Conference of Women - Minerva Award.
standards and true servant leadership for                                                            robust environment for growing and sustain-                                business development
strategic partners, 250 employees in San                      Debra Robertson, Ph.D.                 ing entrepreneurship in the San Diego                                      to diet, exercise and life
Diego and 5,000 contractors/volunteers                    Robertson Center for Science and           region’s technology sector. Under Roth’s                                   balance. In the past five
worldwide. She has been a pioneer for                              Public Policy                     leadership, Connect has initiated new pro-                 Sendra          years, Sendra has been
innovations that create scalable growth.                                Founder                      grams aimed at solving key challenges in the                               instrumental in the
Her strategic vision, financial/operational            Debra Robertson empowers women by             region’s technology community, and created                                 success and promotion
acumen, passionate dedication and com-              mentoring them in career development,            powerful partnerships to increase the eco-          of numerous women, including Pamela Wong
passionate spirit inspire everyone to over-         especially women making career transitions       nomic health of San Diego’s technology              and Kandace Watson from associate to part-
come all obstacles and grow the corporate           while juggling family issues. Through her        industries.                                         nership, Pamela Hiatt from associate to senior
mission. She is unique, and a tremendous            professional activities, Robertson provides a       Roth is one of the most active community         licensing counsel at Microsoft Corp., and
asset to the company.                                                      woman aspiring to         builders in San Diego. He has served as a           Lucinda Quan from associate to senior
   Randall continues to use her time and                                   move into manage-         member of more than 20 boards of directors          counsel at InterMune Inc., among others.
resources to build programs that create a                                  ment with the experi-     and executive committees in recent years.           Sendra models the Athena woman.
structure for herself and others to give back                              ence she needs and        Those for which he has chaired include                 Sendra places San Diego on the world map
to the community. She has helped provide                                   helps her develop a       Biocom; Preuss Charter School, the UC San           for business and technology. This entrepre-
assistance to the homeless, elderly and                                    strategy to move          Diego Foundation Board, the board of the            neur lectures regularly as a keynote speaker at
inner city youth. Although the holiday                                     forward. Robertson        San Diego Regional Economic Development             Oxford University, chairs the Southern
“Basket Brigade” feeds 3 million to 4                                      recruited a woman         Corp. and San Diego State University College        California Corporate and Securities Practice of
million people per year, Randall also chose                                employed as a health      of Business. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger             a leading international law firm, and has rep-
to personally (with her family) deliver                                    care consultant to join   appointed Roth to the Independent Citizens          resented San Diego technology, energy,
baskets to families in need. Her dedication                                the Robertson Center      Oversight Committee for the California              biotech and health companies in international
to youth leadership programs year-round                                    board, providing an       Institute of Regenerative Medicine, and he          capital raising transactions and strategic col-
culminates in the annual Discovery Camp                                    opportunity for her to    serves as a member on the Governor’s                laborations. With her advice, her clients have
at UCSD. Evidence of her impact has been                  Robertson        grow personally and       Commission for Jobs and Economic Growth.            been listed on the AIMS Exchange and
the various awards she’s won or been nom-                                  professionally.       A                                                       NASDAQ and have completed fund raising
                                                                                                                                                         transactions in Asia-Pacific, North America
inated for, including numerous Who’s Who            woman wanting to learn about philanthropy                 Stephanie Seidman, Ph.D., J.D.             and Europe.
acknowledgements, Women Who Mean
Business and several Workplace Excellence
                                                    and fund-raising was recruited to serve on
                                                    the board of the Robertson Police
                                                                                                                  Fish & Richardson P.C.                    Maria currently serves on the Board of
                                                                                                                Registered Patent Attorney               Directors and Board of Affairs of
awards from organizations within the com-           Commemorative Site. Robertson mentors               Stephanie Seidman encourages non-attor-
munity.                                             business students interested in biotechnol-                                                          CommNexus, the Board of the Center for
                                                                                                     neys to attend law school by offering flexible      International Business Education and
                                                    ogy.                                             schedules. Jayshree Gerken began in a non-          Research at UCLA and the CEO Strategy
             Cathy Richman                             Robertson supports the accurate use of        legal scientific role and is now a senior associ-   Forum Steering Committee of Connect.
      The Angels Foster Family Agency               science in public policy and the courts, and     ate attorney. Seidman personally mentors            Maria is working with Connect to leverage her
   Founder, Volunteer, CEO and Member               empowering voters, public interest groups        each of the women in her 20+ person group
                                                    and lawmakers with the information they                                                              global network of pharmaceutical companies
        of the Board of Directors                                                                                            (over 90 percent are        to introduce them to San Diego-based biotech
  Cathy Richman currently has a staff of            need to make informed decisions and                                      female) regarding both
                                                    develop sound public policy. To achieve this,                                                        companies and research institutions. This
three women: Sara Luccinni, social                                                                                           intellectual property       April, she will host “BioTech Meets Pharma.”
worker; Annika Winter, program manager;             she founded The Robertson Center for                                     skills and career devel-
                                                    Science and Public Policy, which advances                                                            Maria is currently collaborating with local
and Deanna Dungey, assistant. By teaching                                                                                    opment by creating pro-     CEOs to create financing opportunities for
                    and coaching she has            policies and practices to eliminate poverty,                             cedures that require
                                                    promote health and improve national secu-                                                            San Diego-based companies.
                    built a foundation                                                                                       ongoing interaction and
                                                    rity. She also developed the Science Policy
                    that has allowed her
                                                    Exchange, a global database linking scien-
                                                                                                                             on the job training. She                  Larry G. Stambaugh
                    team to make difficult
                    decisions that can              tists with individuals and groups in develop-
                                                                                                                             has elevated several
                                                                                                                             women attorneys and
                                                                                                                                                                        Apercu Consulting
                                                    ing public policy, creating a reciprocal                                                                                  Principal
                    change a child’s life.                                                                                   support staff to higher        Larry Stambaugh is a team builder,
                    Richman works with              exchange between policy makers writing                                   roles within her group
                                                    legislation and a new generation of indepen-                                                         skilled at initiating new strategic directions,
                    many         different                                                                                   by creating new jobs,
                    women through her               dent technical experts.                                Seidman           such     as    scientific
                                                                                                                                                         empowering associates and establishing a
                                                                                                                                                         quality service ethic. Directors Forum 2007,
                    advisory panel, plan-              Robertson has demonstrated leadership                                 adviser, and new inter-
                                                    through her founding of the Robertson                                                                one of the top corporate governance confer-
                    ning committees, vol-                                                            nal opportunities. Paula Shoeneck has been          ences in the United States for which
                    unteers and board of            Center and its Science Policy Exchange           promoted to handle all administrative duties.
                    directors.                      database to aid in developing science-based      Seidman is a senior member of F&R’s monthly
     Richman           Angels is a 501(c)           public policy. Trained as a molecular biolo-     forum specifically for women to discuss issues                 See Nominees on 11
                                                 TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2007 •                                       • THE DAILY TRANSCRIPT                                                        11
                                                                                                                           coordinated the San        and Tidelands Advisory Committee for the
Nominees                                                                                                                   Diego office’s partici-
                                                                                                                           pation in gender
                                                                                                                                                      city of Imperial Beach, the boards of the
                                                                                                                                                      Southwest      Wetlands      Interpretive
          Continued from Page 10                                                                                           diversity     associate    Association and Pro Esteros, and the
                                                     Radio and KSDO Radio.                                                 training and outreach.     School Site Council for Imperial Beach
                      Stambaugh served as               She is a board member and vice president                              Wolff is a leader in    Elementary School.
                      program chair, had 16          of programs for the American Women’s                                  expansion of Heller
                      of the top women in            Society of CPAs. For the Corporate Directors                          Ehrman’s local and
                      the U.S. as keynotes or        Forum she has been on the executive board                             national life sciences
                      panelists out of the           since 2004 and on the membership commit-                              practice, as well as a
                      more than 40 speak-
                      ers. Stambaugh has
                                                     tee since 1995 (committee chair since 2004).
                                                     She is on the board of directors for the
                                                                                                                           generic drug practice
                                                                                                                           nationally. She orga-
                      promoted and been a            Corporate Finance Council and also served                             nizes the firm’s partic-
                      strong supporter of            as past president of the local 120-member               Wolff         ipation in the Generic               Karen A. Brailean, BSEE,
                      women in business              chapter.                                                              Pharmaceutical                            MSEE, MBA
                      (mentor and coach to              Thompson also previously served on the        Association Annual Meeting, attended by                    Perseus Wireless Inc.
                      several San Diego              board of the Institute of Management             C-level executives of generic drug compa-                      President & CEO
     Stambaugh        women executives over          Accountants (formerly National Association       nies. She spoke recently on polymorph              Karen Brailean has worked on behalf of
                      time). He recruited            of Accountants) and president of its local       patents at GPhA’s second annual policy          women for 18 years. She took leadership
                      and mentored the first         chapter. She was a founding member of San        symposium.      She     enhanced      Heller    positions in the Society of Women
woman chair of Corporate Directors Forum,            Diego Social Venture Partners, a lead            Ehrman’s reputation in the generic drug         Engineers (SWE), a 15,000-member orga-
was chairman of Big Brothers in Kansas               partner for San Diego Youth and                  context by speaking at ACI’s conference in      nization, culminating in a board position in
City, and helped start the Big Sisters organi-       Community Services and on the nominating         San Francisco, where she invited the                                  1995-1996.          She
zation in that city. He promoted the first           committee for Athena Pinnacle Awards.            female general counsel of a client to co-                             remains       a     life
woman to chair the combined Big Brothers                                                              present on provisions in Hatch-Waxman                                 member. In addition,
and Sisters organization in Kansas City.
    Stambaugh is a principal at Apercu                            Trisha Vonder Reith                 laws.                                                                 Brailean hired, pro-

Consulting, where he serves as an adviser to                         INC Research                        Wolff was recently named associate                                 moted and mentored
                                                                                                                                                                            women at all of her
                                                              Executive Director, Corporate           practice group leader for training firmwide
private and public boards and management.                                                             and is on the New Business Committee                                  companies. As the
He is the former chairman, CEO and co-                      Communications & Marketing
                                                                                                      firmwide. She speaks regularly before local                           only woman in her
founder for Maxim Pharmaceuticals Inc.,                 Trisha Vonder Reith strives to recruit and
                                                                                                      and national organizations on intellectual                            research      lab     at
where he raised nearly $400 million of               promote women in the life sciences industry
                                                                                                      property, biopharmaceuticals and emerg-                               Motorola, she led
capital in private and public financing. He          at INC Research. She continually lobbies to
                                                                                                      ing company issues. In 2006 she made six                              recruitment, despite
has taken a company public in both the U.S.          provide professional and industry training
                                                                                                      presentations before such organizations as                            being the newest and
and Europe. At Maxim he established a                for all her employees to empower them
                                                                                                      the Generic Pharmaceutical Association                                least     experienced.
public, global biopharmaceutical company                                     through career devel-
                                                                             opment. Specifically,    Annual Policy Conference, the American                Brailean        Brailean also obtained
with a pipeline of product candidates for                                                             Lawyer Biotech Roundtable, American                                   the $40,000 Motorola
life-threatening cancers and liver diseases.                                 she has hired two
                                                                                                      Conferencing       Institute,     Licensing     SWE Multi-cultural Award. At Perseus
In 2006, he merged Maxim with an East                                        women into the orga-
                                                                                                      Executive Society and State Bar of              Wireless, women fill 80 percent of the posi-
Coast biotech company. Previously, he was                                    nization in the past
                                                                                                      California Intellectual Property Section.       tions and are advanced quickly. Unique
the chairman, president and CEO for ABC                                      two years and offers
                                                                                                      She is on the steering committees for           examples are two teachers who moved into
Laboratories.                                                                them access to exter-
                                                                                                      Athena Entrepreneurs and Athena                 business and were promoted to lead opera-
    He serves on the Executive Committee of                                  nal training resources
                                                                                                      Biosciences.                                    tions and marketing. She is also the season
the Corporate Directors Forum, as the chair                                  and regular growth
                                                                                                                                                      sponsor, 2005–2007, of Moxie Theatre,
of Directors Forum and liaison to other                                      opportunities through
organizations (and is the former chair of                                    new projects. Her                    Emily Young, Ph.D.                  founded by four woman dedicated to pre-

CDF); he is on the Executive Committee of                                    open-door       policy            The San Diego Foundation               senting plays written by women.
                                                                                                                                                         As president and CEO and member of
Biocom, where he chairs the Public Policy                                    encourages open com-        Associate VP, Director of Environment
and Regulatory Action Committee; he                      Vonder Reith munication in the                            Analysis & Strategy
                                                                                                                                                      the board of directors of Perseus Wireless,
                                                                                                                                                      Brailean is charged with planning and exe-
serves on the Rady School of Management                                      workplace and fosters       By    initiating     the   Environment
                                                                                                                                                      cuting the strategy of Perseus Wireless. She
UCSD, Advisory Board; and he is an                   a positive environment, inspiring her            Fellowship Program (EFP) at The San
                                                                                                                                                      began as the COO in May 2004, when she
Entrepreneur in Residence at Connect.                employees and colleagues to take a creative      Diego Foundation, Emily Young has pro-
                                                                                                                                                      revamped the product, moving it from
                                                     and proactive approach to their daily rou-                             vided opportunities
                                                                                                                                                      hardware to an Internet service that pro-
                                                     tines.                                                                 for university women
             Judy Thompson                              Vonder Reith has taken INC Research                                 to gain professional
                                                                                                                                                      vides business owners with remote security
   Judy Thompson & Associates Financial              from a niche contract research organization                            experience applying
                                                                                                                                                      monitoring via computers and cellular
          Executive Search Inc.                      to a global leader in the industry. The com-                           environmental health
                                                                                                                                                      phones. She was promoted to president
                                                                                                                                                      and CEO in October 2005. She successfully
                    President                        pany’s San Diego office has grown by 100                               science to commu-
                                                                                                                                                      expanded the product offering by partner-
   As president of an executive recruiting           percent in the past two years under her lead-                          nity-based work in
                                                                                                                                                      ing with other technology and security
company, Judy Thompson has moved                     ership. As the primary driver of corporate                             pollution-monitoring
                                                                                                                                                      companies including BlueWave Security,
women forward in all industries. She has             communications strategy and strategic mar-                             and        abatement,
                                                                                                                                                      an access control company and Clark
placed more than 100 people in the last              keting initiatives, the company has grown to                           giving them real-
                                                                                                                                                      Security Products, the largest private dis-
eight years, of which 57 percent were                nearly 1,000 employees and 22 global offices                           world understanding
                                                                                                                                                      tributor of locking hardware in America.
                      women, with 16 of              in her eight-year tenure. The company has                              on which to build dis-
                                                                                                                                                         She also serves as vice chair of the board
                      them being women               received numerous industry and business                                tinguished careers in
                      hiring managers. She           awards through her execution in bringing                Young          the environmental
                                                                                                                                                      of directors for the La Jolla Music Society;
                                                                                                                                                      founding partner and board member for
                      has done a great job           the corporate message to the marketplace.                              health and justice
                                                                                                                                                      San Diego Social Venture Partners; and the
                      promoting competent               Vonder Reith participates in numerous         field. A recent EFP alumna, she was
                                                                                                                                                      Customer Advisory Board for Merrill
                      women to clients for           industry and community organizations,            awarded the prestigious Center for Disease
                      hire. When she started         both nationally and locally. She is a member     Control Environmental Fellowship, went
                      as a recruiter in              of the Drug Information Association, the         on to participate in the Pan American
                      accounting/finance in          Medical Marketing Association and                Health Organization and served as bi-                       Susan R. Burrows
                      1978, there were virtu-        Athena/UCSD Connect. She also serves on          national tribal liaison for water infrastruc-        Space and Naval Warfare Systems
                      ally no women CFOs             executive industry committees committed to       ture projects. As a professor, Young                           Command
                      and no women man-              driving greater partnerships between             graduated one Ph.D. and five masters can-             Director, Small Business Program
                      agers, much less part-         biotech and pharmaceutical companies and         didates, all female.                               Under Susan Burrows’ leadership,
     Thompson         ners in the “Big Eight”        their service providers.                            Known widely in the environment pro-         SPAWAR awarded 3.16 percent of its con-
                      CPA firms.                                                                      tection and conservation movement,              tracts, more than $7 million, to women-
   Thompson is the founder and president                           Jessica R. Wolff                   Young is an effective leader with a record      owned small businesses in 2004. In 2005,
of three businesses: Judy Thompson &                              Heller Ehrman LLP                   of innovation and accomplishment,                                   SPAWAR
                                                                                                                                                                          more      than
Associates Financial Executive Search,                                 Shareholder                    including origination of the first environ-
ThompsonRose Interim Professionals and                                                                mental grant making program at The San                              million    to   firms
                                                        Jessica Wolff is actively involved in
BrownThompson Executive Search. As a                                                                  Diego Foundation, which has granted over                            owned by women.
                                                     hiring women attorneys and scientific
leader, she is responsible for achieving the                                                          $4 million and built a million-dollar                               Although        2006
                                                     advisers in the highly technical intellectual
objective to interview, select and place expe-                                                        endowment. Young was a prime mover in                               figures are not yet
                                                     property law field. She works with women
rienced degreed accounting and financial                                                              the launch of the Climate Smart initiative,                         finalized, the initial
                                                     attorneys in San Diego and throughout the
management professionals in all industries.                                                           resulting in the concentration of                                   report shows $16.5
                                                     firm providing mentoring and instruction
She is the key spokeswoman, speaking at                                                               $500,000 to support local scientific                                million         being
                                                     on patent litigation in the area of pharma-
Financial Executives International, Institute                                                         research on climate protection. Young has                           awarded to women-
                                                     ceuticals and generic drugs. Wolff is a
of Management Accountants, American                                                                   convened philanthropists and community                              owned small busi-
                                                     member of the Heller Ehrman Gender
Society of Women Accountants National                                                                 leaders around key public policy issues                             nesses. She is a role
                                                     Diversity Committee, where she analyzes
Convention, American Women’s Society of                                                               including Transnet, Sunrise Power link                              model in rallying
Certified Public Accountants, Beta Alpha
                                                     data relating to the percentage of women
                                                     entering the shareholder ranks and devel-        and local climate protection measures.                Burrows       support for WOSBs.
Psi (Accounting Honor Society), Regional             ops recommendations to track the issue              A member of SANDAG’s Environmental
Conference, Accounting Day (annually since           and improve the firm’s results. She also         Mitigation Working Group, Young also
1988), California Society of CPAs, KCEO                                                               has served on the Design Review Board                     See Nominees on 12
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                                                                                                   create more than 300 new jobs in Florida                               to become president of
Nominees                                                                                           and develop 175,000 square feet of state-of-
                                                                                                   the-art research capacity. Eastham has also
                                                                                                                                                                          Qualcomm subsidiary
                                                                                                                                                                          MediaFLO USA, a
         Continued from Page 11                                  Katrina Cornish                   taken a leadership role in the creation of the                         nomination Johnson
   Burrows spoke at more than a dozen                              Yulex Corp.                     San Diego Stem Cell Consortium and is                                  fully supported.
                                                             Sr. Vice President, R&D               actively involved in shaping the funding                                  As president of
conferences in the past three years, pro-                                                          rules for Proposition 71 research funding.                             Qualcomm Internet
viding information and advice on many                Katrina Cornish manages research and
                                                  development for Yulex Corp. and the                 In the role of CFO, Eastham contributed                             Services, Johnson has
facets of defense business, including:                                                             to the growth of two startup biotechnology                             played a key role in
starting a business, financial considera-         group of scientists working on many
                                                  aspects of guayule biotechnology. She has        companies (CombiChem and Diversa) and                                  leading the growth and
tions, security issues, contracting advice                                                         took both public. The success of these com-                            success of both the
and teaming considerations for WOSBs.             produced 100 publications and more than
                                                  125 abstracts, and two exclusively licensed      panies stands as testament to her ability as a                         division and its flag
   She presented countless programs and
seminars during last three years and                                    patents.                   strategic and tactical leader. Eastham now              Johnson        product, BREW. Since
                                                                           Cornish is interna-     applies her biotechnology experience to the                            being appointed presi-
chaired numerous large and small events                                                            public boards she serves on, which include                             dent of the division in
for WOSBs including: “Operation                                         tionally recognized as
                                                                        a principal authority      Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Illumina Inc.,           December 2000, Johnson and her manage-
Opportunity,” a small business confer-                                                             Tercica Inc. and the Burnham Institute. She      ment team have seen QIS grow from a staff
ence; Executive Awareness Day; Navy                                     on natural rubber
                                                                        biosynthesis,     latex    also serves on the board of biotechnology        of 20 to more than 500 employees. In addi-
Gold Coast Conference; “Been There,                                                                companies Cyntellect Inc. and SGX                tion, qualcomm’s BREW solution has expe-
Done That” (for women-owned firms);                                     production and latex
                                                                        allergies.     Natural     Pharmaceuticals Inc. She serves as a board       rienced worldwide growth and is now
“Show Me The Money”; “HUBVETCON”;                                                                  member of Athena, and is a co-founder of         deployed by more than 65 wireless operators
and “WOSB Hi-Tech Connection.”                                          rubber is a vital raw
                                                                        material used in           TWIST (The Women in Science and                  in 31 countries around the world. BREW has
   Burrows serves as a liaison officer to                                                          Technology). She has participated in the         also recently helped Qualcomm break into
the Armed Forces Communications and                                     enormous quantities
                                                                        by        commercial,      Association of Bioscience Financial Officers     new markets, including Europe.
Electronics Associates (1,100 AFCEA San                                                            and Biocom/San Diego.                               Despite her significant work responsibili-
Diego members) primarily for her small                                  medical, transporta-
                                                         Cornish        tion and defense                                                            ties, Johnson remains active in the commu-
business vantage point. She is actively
                                                                        industries. Continuity                    Diane Goostree                    nity. She is dedicated to the health of the
sought as a speaker because of her under-
standing of the challenges for small,             of the natural rubber supply is endangered                     Artes Medical Inc.                 community, serving on the board of direc-
                                                  by many factors, including diminishing                          President and CEO                 tors for the UCSD Cardiovascular Center.
woman-owned startup businesses.                                                                       Diane Goostree is the president and CEO          Johnson is also a trustee of her three chil-
                                                  acreage (as growers switch to more prof-
                                                                                                   of a progressive biotechnology company that      dren’s school, La Jolla’s Bishops School.
      Lillian Cappello Maestas, BSCS              itable crops, such as palm oil), increasing
                                                                                                   demonstrates a commitment to the                 Besides watching their investments, she
            Predicate Logic Inc.                  global demand, changing political climes
                                                  and crop disease.                                advancement of women in the technology           leads the school’s scholarship advancement
           Executive Vice President                                                                                       workplace.     Women      program.
   Lillian Cappello Maestas hires, mentors           Cornish designed a successful, far-
                                                  reaching research program directed                                      hold 23 of the 51 (45        Johnson has been honored by other
and empowers women at all technical and                                                                                   percent) of the man-      women’s organizations including the YWCA
administrative levels. She demonstrates           toward the commercial production of
                                                  natural rubber in the temperate climate of                              agement positions at      Tribute to Women & Industry. In 2006, she
                     solid leadership by                                                                                  Artes Medical. Women      was the honorary chair of the YWCA Tribute
                     assisting the CEO in         the United States. This rubber industry is
                                                  now being led by her licensee, Yulex Corp.                              hold two of the three     to Women & Industry.
                     setting the company’s                                                                                chief executive posi-
                     strategic direction.         Cornish joined Yulex in 2004 as senior
                                                                                                                          tions, and five of the
                     Notably, she facili-         vice-president of research and develop-
                                                                                                                          nine internal directors                  Connie L. Matsui
                     tated the contracts          ment to assist the company in becoming
                                                  fully commercialized.                                                   are women. Women                           Biogen Idec
                     manager’s       career                                                                               lead many of the most               Executive VP - Knowledge &
                     growth to include               Responsible for oversight of all R&D
                                                                                                                          critical projects at                    Innovation Networks
                     additional leadership        aspects of Yulex, including improving the
                                                                                                                          Artes. Goostree pro-         Connie Matsui is an active sponsor of
                                                  guayule crop through genetic engineering,
                     responsibility, and
                                                  plant selection and improved agronomic                 Goostree         vides both formal and     individual women leaders and women’s
                     established a cross                                                                                  informal mentoring of     leadership initiatives within Biogen Idec.
                     training     program         practices. She is responsible for developing
                                                                                                   the women at Artes, and she holds periodic       With her support, Biogen Idec became a
                     with the contract            products suitable for market development
                                                                                                                                                    corporate member of UCSD’s Athena last
      Maestas        administrator so each        for the company’s co-product (resin) and         breakfasts and other activities that support
                                                                                                   the development and advancement of the                                  year and individual
                     understands        the       byproduct      (lignocellulosic     bagasse)
                                                                                                   women who are employed at Artes.                                        membership within
other’s functions and responsibilities.           streams to ensure profitable utilization of
                                                                                                      In addition to her role as chief executive                           the company has
Maestas promoted a commercial products            100 percent of the industrial crop.
                                                                                                   officer, she has also acted as the head of                              grown significantly. As
division analyst to sales manager and                                                                                                                                      one of two female
empowered her to establish new market-                         Karin Eastham                       business development, and led the crucial
                                                                                                                                                                           EVPs at Biogen Idec,
ing and pricing strategies. Maestas con-             Burnham Institute for Medical Research        road show presentations in support of the
                                                                                                   company’s recent addition to the Nasdaq list                            Matsui is a public
vinced a lead quality assurance specialist                    Executive VP and CEO                                                                                         speaker and mentor
                                                                                                   of publicly traded companies. Goostree has
to enter a new technical field with excel-           Throughout her career, Karin Eastham                                                                                  on behalf of the
                                                                                                   worked tirelessly over the last two decades
lent long-term growth potential.                  has been passionate about mentoring                                                                                      company.       Locally,
                                                                                                   to mentor young women, and direct them
   As executive vice president, Maestas           women of all ranks, helping them to under-                                                                               Biogen Idec partners
                                                                                                   into technical and managerial educational
oversees all technology services support-         stand and exploit the full potential of their                                                                            with human develop-
                                                                                                   paths. Goostree dedicates large portions of
ing Predicate Logic’s Department of               positions. The result is the advancement,                                                                                ment organizations
Defense and commercial customers. She             empowerment and creation of a workplace
                                                                                                   her limited free time to support women both
                                                                                                   internally and externally, and to help
                                                                                                                                                           Matsui          such      as    AWIS,
identifies technology areas for research                                 culture where women                                                                               BEWISE, the San
                                                                                                   provide them with the tools and motivation
and development investment, determines                                   help women. Since                                                          Diego Workforce Partnership and the San
                                                                                                   for continuous improvement and advance-
functionality and technology for software                                joining the Burnham                                                        Diego Women’s Foundation by providing
                                                                                                   ment. Her efforts, and those of the growing
products, interviews and hires technical                                 Institute in 2004,                                                         Biogen Idec Foundation Grants, meeting
                                                                                                   legions of parents, educators, business and
personnel, monitors technical projects,                                  Karin has recruited                                                        space, volunteers and other forms of assis-
                                                                                                   community leaders are helping to ensure
interfaces with clients to measure satis-                                women to the roles of                                                      tance.
                                                                                                   that more and more often, the best candi-
faction and identifies new growth areas.                                 CFO and VP of busi-                                                           Matsui has been a Biogen Idec executive
                                                                                                   date for the job is a woman.
As board member, Maestas helps estab-                                    ness development, and                                                      for nearly 15 years. From the time she
                                                                                                      Goostree has demonstrated personal
lish the company’s strategic vision, com-                                has promoted one                                                           started with IDEC Pharmaceuticals, the
                                                                                                   leadership through her active participation
municates that vision to employees and                                   woman to vice presi-                                                       company has grown from a startup with 120
                                                                                                   in many different San Diego based business
enlists their support in executing it. Her                               dent and one to con-                                                       people to one of the leading biotechnology
                                                                                                   and professional forums, including: past
efforts directly contributed to Predicate                                troller. She continues                                                     companies with 4,500 employees and the
                                                                                                   chair of the San Diego Chapter of the
Logic winning a Deloitte San Diego Fast                                  to support the women                                                       world’s leading products in the treatment of
50 Technology award in 2003, 2004 and                   Eastham          on her team by involv-
                                                                                                   Licensing Executive Society; board member
                                                                                                   of UCSD Athena Executive Women’s                 cancer and multiple sclerosis. She has served
2005.                                                                    ing them in high-visi-                                                     on the executive committee and, at different
                                                                                                   Group; co-chair of UCSD Athena Life
   Maestas actively participates in               bility projects, encouraging them to                                                              points in her career, been responsible for
                                                                                                   Sciences Affinity Group; speaker at the
National Defense Industry Association             participate in community networking and                                                           diverse functions, including: strategic plan-
                                                                                                   Forum for Women Entrepreneurs; co-
events including NDIA’s Navy Gold Coast           professional development activities, and                                                          ning, human resources, investor relations,
                                                                                                   founder of BioHops-San Diego Biotech
2006, a forum to assist women-owned               empowering them in their daily work activi-                                                       project management, information technol-
                                                                                                   Business Development Networking Group.
small businesses obtain government con-           ties.                                                                                             ogy, facilities, corporate collaborations and
tracts. She participates in Armed Forces             Eastham was invited to join the Burnham                                                        communications.
Communications         and      Electronics       to help lead the Institute into a new phase of                 Peggy Johnson                         Matsui is currently a board member of
Association, Women in Defense, and                growth. Within months she optimized the                 Qualcomm Internet Services and            Halozyme Therapeutics, the Rancho Santa
Women Impacting Public Policy events.             administrative functions and created a new                MediaFLO Technologies                   Fe Foundation, and the Stanford Graduate
Maestas encouraged women and WOSBs                business development position. Under her                    Executive VP and President            School of Business Advisory Council. From
to apply for San Diego Defense                    leadership, the finance department refi-            Peggy Johnson’s divisions and Qualcomm        2002 to 2005, she served on the team
Technology Consortium high-tech jobs,             nanced the outstanding bonds and raised          in general have a large percentage of women      responsible for long-range strategic plan-
resulting in three women hires.                   greatly needed funds for capital expendi-        at all levels. Mentoring happens throughout      ning for the World Association of Girl
                                                  tures. Eastham took the lead in generating       the organization. One example is Gina            Guides and Girl Scouts.
                                                  more than $350 million in new Florida state      Lombardi, whom Johnson mentored and
                                                  funding and is now executing a plan to build     promoted to senior VP of marketing and
                                                  a bicoastal operation. This expansion will       product management. Lombardi moved on                      See Nominees on 13
                                                TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2007 •                                        • THE DAILY TRANSCRIPT                                                         13
                                                                                                      the advancement of, and mentors women on         ny’s female leaders at AMN are Director and
Nominees                                                                                              positioning for the next good assignment,
                                                                                                      providing strategy, leads and guidance for
                                                                                                                                                       CEO Nowakowski; Marcia Faller, chief clin-
                                                                                                                                                       ical officer; Beth Machado, senior vice pres-
         Continued from Page 12                                                                       challenging assignments, promotions and          ident of recruitment; and Denise Jackson,
                                                    laboratory, Muller-Cohn went back into            growth. She has four current, three recent       general counsel and senior vice president. In
                Ellen Morgan                        borrowed lab space to design the experi-          and many past mentorees.                         the past several years there has been a sig-
                Synteract Inc.                      ments and prove the feasibility of her vision.
                                                    She patented her invention, incorporated
                                                                                                         A biological research leader, nationally      nificant increase in the number of women
        CEO/President and Co-Founder                                                                  recognized in the field of artificial intelli-   promoted and hired to key leadership posi-
   Ellen Morgan is president of Synteract,          and convinced others to participate in her        gence, Surko designed and/or developed: an       tions, and who contribute to critical areas of
which has 190 employees, over 70 percent of         dream by funding for the company. She             engine diagnostic expert system for NASA;        AMN Healthcare including sales, finance
which are women. The senior and overall             developed an energy-saving platform tech-         requirements for interagency CBRNE               and operations.
                      management        team        nology through the product phase to an            knowledge center; analysis algorithms for           AMN Healthcare is the nation’s largest
                      compiled by Ellen is a        award-winning product ready to create a           integrating biosurveillance data feeds;          health care staffing company, and is ranked
                      diverse and high-func-        paradigm shift on a global scale for markets      immune epitope database/analysis resource        one of San Diego’s top 10 largest publicly
                      tioning group.                estimated to be larger than $34 billion.          for studying biowarfare pathogens; physical      traded companies, posting revenues of more
                         Of the 15 key func-           Within one year, Muller-Cohn grew the          hybridization affinity models for DNA            than $1 billion dollars for 2006. The
                      tional      areas    at       operation from a couple of people to a well       microarrays; and systems biology modeling        company has continued to rapidly grow,
                      Synteract,      women         funded company of 12 employees including          techniques. She uses machine learning and        most recently due to the acquisition of The
                      head seven. Four of           a sales team, world wide distribution,            statistical techniques to data-mine, analyze     MHA Group, a physician and allied staffing
                      these female managers         research and development group, software          and discover anomalies and predict proper-       company. AMN Healthcare can attribute its
                      were initially hired at       development group and production depart-          ties of interest in domains as diverse as        successful growth to continued investment
                      lower positions within        ment. The Biomatrica product is currently         petroleum production and refining, missile       in its employees and the health care indus-
                      the       organization.       tested by more than 800 scientists around         defense and bioinformatics. Surko led tech-      try, and plans to aggressively administer the
                      Within the past five          the world.                                        nology transfer of SAIC’s existing engineer-     same strategies to remain a leader and con-
       Morgan         years,    these    four          Muller-Cohn creates an environment             ing skills into new biological applications,     tinue its advancement of women in busi-
                      women have moved              where mentoring is encouraged. She partic-        and advises on attainment of desirable new       ness. AMN Healthcare and its executives
into the following key positions: director of       ipates in the formal and informal mentoring       technological/engineering talents.               have garnered several awards for their
safety surveillance; associate director of          of women within the organization.                    Surko is a current member and former          unique business philosophies including the
clinical data management; office services              Muller-Cohn is also involved in Connect,       co-chair of SAIC’s Engineering, Science and      Women Who Mean Business Award and
supervisor; and manager of clinical data            Biocom and the San Diego Venture Group.           Technology Council. She is and has been          The Habitat for Humanity Groundbreaking
processing.                                                                                           involved in many San Diego-based and             Award; the San Diego Society for Human
   Three of these individuals joined                            Zhu Shen, Ph.D., MBA                  national professional forums and educa-          Resource Management recognized them for
Synteract in non-management positions,                                Immusol                         tional programs. She is a regular participant    workplace excellence.
with two reporting directly to Morgan.                  Senior Director, Business Development         in the Salk Mobile Science Lab, taking DNA
Through weekly meetings, Morgan helped                                                                laboratory lessons to middle schools
Olivia Montano, the associate director of
                                                       Zhu Shen is a mentor, connector and
                                                    inspiration to women in business. She has         throughout the county. She is a participant               Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc.
CDM, develop professionally from an entry           risen to leadership positions in every            and presenter at the San Diego Association
level position within data management to            endeavor, setting a great example to other        for Women in Science (AWIS) Women in
overseeing Synteract’s largest business unit        women, and always has time to coach,              BioSciences semiannual conference; a
of approximately 50 individuals. Morgan’s           advise and lend a helping hand to younger         member of the AWIS San Diego Chapter;
open management style of giving individuals                               women who aspire to         and current member and former president
with potential the opportunity to take on                                 her successes. Shen is      of the national AWIS.
additional responsibilities and develop their                             always willing to put
careers is a significant contributor to                                   her extensive network
Synteract’s success as an organization.                                   of contacts at their dis-
                                                                                                                                                          The Amylin team is comprised of highly
   Morgan co-founded Synteract with EVP
Russell Holmes in March 1995. Her leader-
                                                                          posal and to facilitate
                                                                                                                Corporate                              motivated and committed scientists and
ship has developed the business from a small                                                                                                           business professionals who strive to make
consulting organization of a few individuals
                                                                             She oversees all of
                                                                          Immusol’s licensing
                                                                                                                  AMN Healthcare Inc.                  advancements in the world of medicine and
to a successful company with $30 million in                                                                                                            improve the communities in which we live.
                                                                          and corporate part-
revenues (up from $10 million just three                                                                                                               We value talent, commitment, passion and
                                                                          nering efforts. She has
years ago). Under Morgan’s leadership,                                                                                                                 diversity in our employees and promote a
                                                                          considerable experi-
Synteract’s capabilities have grown to                                                                                                                 friendly culture that embraces creativity and
                                                                          ence in marketing,
include a full range of clinical development                Shen          strategic planning and
                                                                                                                                                       different perspectives while encouraging
                                                                                                                                                       employee development and recognizing
services to biotechnology companies. Her                                  business development.
vision of providing high-quality and person-                                                                                                           accomplishments.
                                                    Prior to joining Immusol, Shen founded
alized services to small biotech companies is                                                                                                             Amylin has over 1,600 employees, of
                                                    BioForesight Inc., a life science strategic
pervasive throughout the organization. The                                                               Recognized for strong company culture,        which 55 percent are women. Our commit-
                                                    consulting company focusing on licensing,
culture she developed is such that employees                                                          AMN Healthcare provides innovative               ment to women in senior or managerial
                                                    partnering and financing for its clients in
are willing to put forth the extra effort to                                                          employee development programs and signif-        roles is reflected in the women who com-
                                                    the United States and Asia/China. Shen also
help clients achieve their corporate mile-                                                            icant advancement opportunities for              prise more than 30 percent of our manage-
                                                    held positions at The Wilkerson
stones, and therefore help meet Synteract’s                                                           women. AMN President and CEO Susan               ment team (director and above). We are
                                                    Group/IBM, Bayer and Chiron. She is an
goals.                                                                                                Nowakowski has spearheaded organization-         committed to developing the talent of our
                                                    organizer, speaker and chair of numerous
   Morgan is considered an expert in data                                                             wide incentives that have greatly con-           employees and offer leadership training on-
                                                    international life science business confer-
management, statistics, clinical information                                                          tributed to the professional growth and          site and during working hours.
                                                    ences on licensing, venture capital investing
systems and preparing submission to the                                                               development of female associates, including         Amylin Pharmaceuticals is a biopharma-
                                                    and Asia Pacific partnering.
FDA. She is regularly asked to participate in                                                         programs such as career pathing, peer advis-     ceutical company committed to improving
                                                       Shen has outstanding leadership skills
various panels at industry conferences. In                                                            ers and employee recognitions and surveys.       lives through the discovery, development
                                                    and is a director of the Sino-American
addition, she participates in panel discus-                                                           AMN has launched additional opportunities        and commercialization of innovative medi-
                                                    Biotechnology       and      Pharmaceutical
sions for women’s and general business                                                                for women including the AMN Cares volun-         cines. The company was founded in 1987 on
                                                    Professionals Association.
organizations, sharing her experience as an                                                           teer program, monthly roundtable meetings        the discovery of a hormone, amylin, pro-
                                                                                                      with employees and the President and             duced by the same beta cells of the pancreas
                                                             Dr. Pamela T. Surko, Ph.D.               Financial Assistance for Job Development         that make insulin. Since then, Amylin has
                                                       Science Applications International Corp.       Program. Active in the philanthropy com-         built a strong foundation on research and
         Judy L. Muller-Cohn, Ph.D.                    Pam Surko petitioned senators in the U.S.      munity with many causes, AMN sponsors            development. Amylin’s scientists are pri-
                 Biomatrica                         Congress to increase advanced positions and       the Susan G. Komen Foundation Race for a         marily focused on investigating the potential
              CEO and founder                       opportunities nationally for women in             Cure and the American Red Cross Go Red           utility of new peptide hormone candidates.
   Judy Muller-Cohn leads an innovative life        science, mathematics and engineering.             for Women. Internationally, AMN provides         The company has amassed significant
sciences company focused on developing a            Surko recommends women for high-visibil-          clinical professionals for Thousand Smiles, a    research and clinical expertise in metabolic
revolutionary process for room-temperature          ity science/technology tasking; promotes,         nonprofit organization focused on care of        medicine including the areas of diabetes,
biological sample storage. Biomatrica is an         rewards and encourages distinguished tech-        the less fortunate children in Mexico who        obesity and cardiovascular disease.
                     award-winning                                       nical accomplishment;        suffer from lack of dental care and from            By “Challenging Science,” Amylin chal-
                     company,        having                              and energizes experts        maxillo-facial deformities such as cleft         lenges conventional thinking to create inno-
                     received the Connect                                to advise and mentor         palate by sponsoring clinical professionals.     vative approaches to the discovery,
                     2006 Most Innovative                                the next generation of       AMN is committed to educating its female         development and commercialization of
                     Product Award for Life                              women leaders. She           associates through supplemental newslet-         novel therapies for metabolic diseases.
                     Sciences in the area of                             recruits top science         ters relevant to women’s health care issues      Amylin’s approach and dedication are
                     Diagnostics        and                              and engineering talent,      and trends.                                      rooted in the belief that they will be
                     Research Tools. Half of                             and her leadership              AMN’s dedication to empowering women          “Changing Lives” for millions of people —
                     the    employees     at                             reaches 70 technical         professionally and furthering internal           not only with the drugs currently in late-
                     Biomatrica are women.                               leads.                       advancement is demonstrated in the posi-         stage development, but also with their
                        After directing and                                 As an advocate and        tions held by women: 61 percent of senior        pipeline of future therapies.
                     managing science and                                role model, Surko            leadership positions of vice president and
                     projects for years                                  works for equity. She        above and 69 percent of middle managers to
    Muller-Cohn without working in the                     Surko         petitions for, fosters       directors. Most notable among the compa-
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                                                                                                        survey of midlevel associates, Cooley was          programs in brain tumors and stem cell and
Nominees                                                                                                ranked No. 3 among the Am Law 100/Global
                                                                                                        100 Firms. In 2005, for the second year in a
                                                                                                                                                           regenerative medicine.
                                                                                                                                                              In independent research organizations,
          Continued from Page 13                                                                        row, Cooley was listed as one of the top 10        leadership and visibility reside in principal
                                                      positions as chair of Meeting Professionals
                                                                                                        places to work in the country, including No.       investigator and research program director
               Artes Medical Inc.                     International and chair of APEX (Accepted
                                                      Practices Exchange) Commission, in addi-
                                                                                                        4 in San Diego. Also in 2005, in The Vault         positions. Leaders in these positions repre-
                                                                                                        Guide to Best 100 Law Firms, Cooley ranked         sent the institute among peer institutions,
                                                      tion to board positions in the Professional
                                                                                                        11th, also finishing third in the nation for its   and also lead and mentor junior research
                                                      Convention Management Association. The
                                                                                                        technology practice and 4th for training.          staff and postdoctoral students. Women
                                                      organization demonstrates its commitment
                                                                                                           The firm continues to grow, recently            comprise 50 percent of the principal investi-
                                                      to mentoring and advancing the level of pro-
                                                                                                        opening an office in Washington, D.C. Other        gator faculty and direct three of the five
                                                      fessionalism in the meeting industry,
                                                                                                        offices in addition to San Diego include San       research programs, one of which is the
                                                      serving as instructors and adjunct faculty at
                                                                                                        Francisco, Palo Alto, Broomfield, Colo., and       Women’s Health Research program. Women
                                                      the university level, participating as speak-
                                                                                                        Reston, Va. Attorneys of the firm often            account for 43 percent of the trustees, 25
   As a fully-integrated medical technology           ers at business events, and serving on
                                                                                                        receive awards for the quality of the services     percent of executive management and 67
company launching the first FDA-approved,             various advisory boards.
                                                                                                        provided, including pro bono contributions.        percent of all Institute personnel. Women
non-resorbable (permanent) injectable                    Concepts Worldwide is a privately held,
                                                                                                        The firm is healthy and thriving. The San          also hold leadership positions such as the
wrinkle filler ArteFill, Artes Medical Inc. is        full-service meeting and event planning
                                                                                                        Diego office is about 80 attorneys strong and      vice president for development and the
committed to hire, encourage, promote and             organization specializing in the Life
                                                                                                        represents many of the high-tech and life sci-     director of laboratory animal services.
empower women. Currently, 55 of the                   Sciences sector, which represents over 50
                                                                                                        ences companies in the area.                          The Women’s Health Research program
current 111 employees are women who fill              percent of our business. Since 1988 we have
                                                                                                                                                           explores hormonal regulation of biological
important roles in all areas of operations.           planned thousands of meetings, primarily
                                                                                                                                                           systems as well as their influences on disease
Women managers and staff have been                    for the pharmaceutical and biosciences
                                                                                                                                                           processes, revealing gender-based differ-
instrumental in obtaining the FDA approval            industry, in 40 countries and on five conti-
                                                                                                                                                           ences impacting diagnostic and treatment
of our first product and completion of the            nents. We have enjoyed steady growth for
                                                                                                                                                           outcomes. In 2005, our first donor and vol-
company’s initial public offering that closed         the past four years. Certified as a Women’s
                                                      Business Enterprise by the WBENC, the rig-
                                                                                                                Ernst & Young LLP - San Diego              unteer support launched “Innovations in
in 2006. These exceptional women employ-                                                                                                                   Women’s Health Research” presentations to
ees include production manager, lead                  orous standards confirm our practice of
                                                                                                                                                           inform the community about the impact of
quality assurance specialist, quality assur-          sound business principles as well as the
                                                                                                                                                           our research findings on health issues and
ance customer affairs specialist and director         highest integrity. Among our recognitions
                                                                                                                                                           future health practices. Program findings
of business affairs.                                  are “Best Company to Work for in San
                                                                                                                                                           have been featured at the 2005 American
   In addition to 50 percent representation           Diego” by Ken Blanchard Training and the
                                                                                                                                                           Heart Association luncheon, women’s health
in total headcount, Artes Medical also                San Diego Business Journal, “Tribute to
                                                                                                                                                           seminars nationwide, and women’s TV
employs women in executive management                 Women in the Industry” by the YWCA,
                                                                                                                                                           shows. The “Innovations” outreach program
positions. Thirty-three percent of the com-           “Women Who Mean Business” by the San                 In the last four years, 31 of 59 hires have     has affiliation with and outreach to more
pany’s executive officers are women. The              Diego Business Journal and “The 25 Most           been women and 12 women have been pro-             than 21 women’s organizations in the San
board of directors recently promoted Diane            Influential People in the Meetings Industry”      moted to manager. The firm’s initiatives/ben-      Diego area.
S. Goostree to chief executive officer and            by MeetingNews.                                   efits include: Career Watch, a mentoring
elected her to the board. Karla Kelly is the                                                            program for women on the partner track;
company’s chief legal officer and general
counsel. Susan Brodsky-Thalken was
                                                                                                        EY/ASSIST, resource/referral services
                                                                                                        including concierge and counseling;
                                                                                                                                                                  Marsh Risk & Insurance Services
recently promoted to vice president of sales.                                                           Professional Women’s and Working Mothers’
   In December 2006, Artes completed an                                                                 Networks providing support and education;
initial public offering raising $30 million.                                                            flexibility including formal FWAs; 12 paid
Artes successfully launched the product                      Cooley Godward & Kronish LLP               weeks of leave for childbirth; and a Lactation
Artefill in early 2007, entering the large and                                                          Program including a hospital grade pump
rapidly growing market for facial injectable                                                            and lactation consultant’s services free of
                                                                                                                                                              Since 1975, the Marsh San Diego office
aesthetics products. In February, Artes                                                                 charge.
                                                                                                                                                           has demonstrated a strong commitment to
released compelling five-year efficacy data,                                                               The office employs 210 people, including
                                                                                                                                                           hiring and empowering women, growing to
receiving significant interests from physi-                                                             75 people in client serving roles at the
                                                                                                                                                           become one of the region’s preferred risk
cians and patients seeking long-term solu-                                                              manager level and above, of which 43 percent
                                                                                                                                                           and insurance specialists. Insurance
tions to wrinkle treatment, which is also                                                               are women. Of the 32 women managers or
                                                                                                                                                           remains a male-dominated industry, partic-
being filed with the FDA. With its ground-                                                              above, at least 12 have joined the manager
                                                         Cooley Godward & Kronish has a                                                                    ularly for high-level executives. Last month,
breaking product and commitment to                                                                      ranks in the last four years.
                                                      Diversity Committee tasked with advancing                                                            Risk and Insurance magazine named its
quality, Artes Medical is focused on serving                                                               EY provides tax, accounting/audit and
                                                      the firm’s commitment to a diverse work                                                              2007 Power Brokers, a national list of which
women in the community and is committed                                                                 other financial services in 140 countries
                                                      force. In 2002, Cooley joined other firms in                                                         about 75 percent are men and 25 percent
to empowering women within the organiza-                                                                worldwide, with more than 25,000 employ-
                                                      San Francisco as a signatory to the San                                                              women. Forty-seven Marsh employees were
tion.                                                                                                   ees, of which approximately 50 percent are
                                                      Francisco Bar Association’s “No Glass                                                                recognized, the highest number from any
                                                                                                        women. EY has been recognized by both
                                                      Ceiling” commitments, intended to promote                                                            organization. Of these 47, more than one-
                                                                                                        Fortune and Working Mother’s Magazine ‘s
           Concepts Worldwide Inc.                    women in leadership roles in the legal pro-       “100 Best Companies” for nine consecutive
                                                                                                                                                           third are women, demonstrating Marsh’s
   Women represent 84 percent of its 25-              fession. This year 23 percent of the associates                                                      commitment toward hiring, promoting and
                                                                                                        years (ranking No. 25 and “Top 10,” respec-
member staff, and two women were hired in             promoted to partner were women.                                                                      empowering women. The local Marsh office
                                                                                                        tively, in 2006). EY is dominant in the tech-
senior level positions in the past three years.       Approximately 37 percent of all attorneys at                                                         comprises a highly technical and service ori-
                                                                                                        nology and life sciences sectors in San Diego,
All five Meeting Managers positions are               the firm are women, with 19 percent of all                                                           ented staff of nearly 60 percent women.
                                                                                                        completed 45 of the 65 IPOs (in the last 10
held by women and each is responsible for             partners being women and 47 percent of all                                                           Three out of five of Marsh’s key industry
                                                                                                        years), serves 27 of the largest 50 market cap
the business success of the programs she              associates/non-partners being women. Since                                                           group leaders are women, overseeing teams
                                                                                                        companies, and had approximately 83
plans and executes. We foster retention of            January 2005, 46 of 80 new attorney hires                                                            servicing clients in life sciences, technology
                                                                                                        percent of the venture capital dollars invested
new mothers by providing flexible work                (57.5 percent) were women. All women asso-                                                           and health care.
                                                                                                        in its clients (compared to other Big Four
duties and schedules, shifting duties of one          ciates are given significant responsibilities,                                                          Women comprise two-thirds of the exec-
                                                                                                        accounting firms).
employee to avoid travel for a year, allowing         and asked to lead teams of other attorneys in                                                        utive committee team at Marsh, including
another to work part time, and a third to             complex corporate and litigation matters.                                                            senior executives in charge of human
work from home. Our Training Manager                  There is a fantastic spirit of mentoring                                                             resources, finance and compliance. Of the
ensures continuous professional develop-              among women at Cooley. It is the mentoring                      La Jolla Institute for               current seven senior-most managing direc-
ment throughout the enterprise. We encour-            of several key women at the firm, both part-                    Molecular Medicine                   tor/officer positions at Marsh, four are held
age employees to enhance their career paths           ners and associates that has resulted in                                                             by women. Marsh encourages and supports
with memberships in industry associations             Cooley’s retention and development of                                                                the involvement of its female employees in
and ongoing educational events. The                   women. The firm supports part-time                                                                   the community. Women executives and
company        created     an    Experiential         employment for attorneys (as well as other                                                           management at Marsh are actively involved
Scholarship that awards two SDSU                      employees). This program has enabled many                                                            at both board and committee levels of multi-
Hospitality & Tourism Program students                employees to work reduced hours and yet                                                              ple local organizations, including: UCSD’s
the opportunity to travel with our team, cre-         still advance as respected members of the                                                            Athena Program, Connect, San Diego
ating a mentoring relationship to impart              firm.                                                The La Jolla Institute for Molecular            Regional Economic Development Corp. and
first-hand experiences to aspiring industry              The firm is led by the 13-member man-          Medicine is a nonprofit biomedical research        Biocom (the leading local life sciences asso-
professionals.                                        agement committee, of which currently two         organization dedicated to understanding the        ciation).
   Women occupy 100 percent of senior                 members are women. Many of the other              causes of and cures for cancer and vascular           San Diego Marsh is one of the region’s
management positions at Concepts                      important committees of the firm involve or       diseases. The institute is committed to            preferred risk and insurance specialists. The
Worldwide: founder/CEO, vice president of             are led by women, including woman as              placing women within its leadership ranks.         office provides a full range of services for
sales and marketing, and director of opera-           leaders of the Partnership Nominating             In 2000, the institute’s CEO recruited Carole      clients in such sectors as life sciences, tech-
tions. All three executives hold industry des-        Committee, Hiring Committee, Associates           Banka with a commitment to establish a             nology, health care, consumer products, ser-
ignations of CMP (Certified Meeting                   Committee and Marketing Committee.                multidisciplinary program in Women’s               vices/retail, construction/real estate and
Professional)      and      CMM        (Global        Many of the firm-wide practice group chairs       Health Research, which has become one of           hospitality. Marsh clients are some of San
Certification in Meeting Management).                 are women, and in the San Diego office            the few robust research programs in the            Diego’s leading private and public compa-
CMM is the highest designation in our                 specifically, the business group is led by a      region today. Four of five scientists recruited    nies. Marsh’s biggest differentiator is spe-
industry. The women are active in several             woman.                                            to this program are women. The institute
hospitality industry associations, holding               In the American Lawyer’s 2005 annual           also supported women-directed research                       See Nominees on 15
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                                                                                                          of officer-level incumbents, direct reports        Clinical monitoring and expanded project
Nominees                                                                                                  and high-potential candidates to ensure vis-
                                                                                                          ibility and proper representation of minor-
                                                                                                                                                             management were added in 1999. Safety
                                                                                                                                                             surveillance and IVRS services were started
          Continued from Page 14                      ness leaders and role models selected for           ity, as well as female, candidates.                in 2001. Synteract successfully completed a
                                                      their achievements and contributions to the            Sempra’s board of directors has a repre-        recapitalization in June 2006. This has
cialization — in technical services and
                                                      San Diego community. This event is an               sentation of 42 percent women and minori-          enabled Synteract to further invest in its
industry focus. In contrast to many competi-
                                                      award dinner for more than 800 people.              ties. Female employees, who comprise 33            internal system infrastructure to prepare
tors, Marsh recruits and retains experts in
                                                                                                          percent of the total work force at Sempra,         itself for future growth.
technical aspects of insurance such as prop-
                                                                                                          also hold major decision-making positions
erty and casualty, and directors and officers
liability. Marsh experts include profession-
                                                                                                          throughout the company, occupying 26                   The Burnham Institute for Medical
als with in-depth experience into such
                                                                                                          percent of the leadership positions as offi-
                                                                                                          cials and managers. Recognizing the strate-
markets as life sciences, technology and
                                                                                                          gic importance of retaining and developing
health care.
                                                              San Diego Regional Energy Office            tomorrow’s leaders from within, 38 percent
                                                                                                          of Sempra Energy’s professionals are
                                                                                                          women. In addition, Sempra Energy has an
                                                                                                          extensive internal training program, which
                                                                                                          includes management development work-
                                                                                                          shops, leadership and team-building skills,
                                                                                                          and an on-site Learning Center, which con-             The Burnham Institute has exhibited an
                                                                                                          nects women of diverse backgrounds to              unparalleled commitment to the develop-
         San Diego Business Journal                                                                       Leadership California and Leadership               ment and promotion of women within the
                                                         SDREO Director Irene Stillings has               America, development programs for                  organization. Women are key participants in
                                                      drawn upon her 30 years with male-domi-             women.                                             the institute’s high-profile projects and they
                                                      nated New York Gas & Electric Corp. to                 Sempra Energy recognizes that diversity         are mentored and empowered in their daily
                                                      identify and place capable women in lynch-          provides strategic advantage in the work-          work activities. Women are encouraged to
   The San Diego Business Journal is com-             pin positions: 16 of her 31 staff are female,       place and marketplace. This was evident in         participate in career development programs
mitted to employing people on the basis of            she has a female director of public affairs, a      the recent reorganization at Sempra Energy         including networking in the San Diego com-
their qualifications and with the assurance           female special projects manager, a female           Utilities, the oldest companies within             munity at large. The proof of commitment
of equal employment opportunity and                   HR director, and her two most revenue-              Sempra Energy’s structure. The utilities           can be seen in the numbers — with the
treatment. As in the individual business              intensive programs are managed by young,            employ approximately 12,000 of Sempra              Burnham Institute hiring and promoting
communities we serve, each publication is a           capable women: the governor’s highly                Energy’s nearly 14,000 employees.                  significant numbers of qualified women at
growing, dynamic organization made up of              visible $2.1 billion California Solar               Recognizing that competence is the primary         all levels of the organization in both scien-
a diverse group of talented professionals             Initiative, which brings $300 million to San        measure for promotion, women were                  tific and administrative roles. In the past
from every sector of the publishing indus-            Diego and the region’s Energy Resource              selected to fill 40 percent of the key posi-       five years, six women have been promoted to
try.                                                  Center, which touches thousands of contrac-         tions in the senior management team,               manager level positions and one woman has
   We are the source of local business news           tors, business owners, consultants and citi-        including that of president. Preparing high-       been hired into a manager level position.
and information in the communities where              zens with energy efficiency programs,               potential women for jobs in a number of key        Additionally, two women have been hired at
we publish. Employees are known for their             training and services.                              operational positions provides them with a         the director level.
ability to serve and report on the communi-              Fostering policies and initiatives that          wide range of skills and knowledge as well as          The Burnham Institute’s commitment to
ties, but also for being active members of            facilitate (and reward) adoption of clean,          enhances leadership competencies.                  women begins at the board level, with
those same communities, with a commit-                reliable, sustainable, energy-efficient tech-                                                          women holding nearly one-third of all board
ment to recognizing and applauding local              nologies and practices is our motto, and                                                               positions. In 2004, Karin Eastham was
                                                      SDREO understands the special, caring
businesses, their contributions to the region
and their executives. Our growth and influ-           quality and attention to detail inherent in                          Synteract Inc.                    recruited as the executive vice president
                                                                                                                                                             with the goal of championing the next phase
ence can easily be attributed to the efforts of       female resources that enthusiastically lend                                                            of growth for the organization. Within a
our employees, who prove that working                 themselves to a healthier, more secure                                                                 short time, Eastham recruited women to the
together and operating as a team can only             energy future, i.e., it’s not only for ourselves,                                                      roles of CFO and vice president of business
lead to significant achievement. All our              but for our families. The majority of care-                                                            development, and has promoted one woman
publications are model organizations that             givers in this world are women, and pro-                                                               to vice president and one to controller.
others wish to emulate. In terms of promo-            grams like the SANDEE Awards, Solar                                                                    Additionally, the highly visible position of
tion, the San Diego Business Journal pro-             Energy Week and “Energy All-Stars” teach                                                               vice president of HR is occupied by a
vides appropriate growth opportunities for            families, businesses and consumers that                                                                woman. Recently, a woman VP was hired to
qualified employees whenever possible.                they can make a meaningful difference.                 Synteract is committed to promoting and
                                                                                                                                                             champion a comprehensive fundraising plan
Factors generally considered in the promo-            SDREO’s flex-family policy generously sup-          empowering women at all levels of its orga-
                                                                                                                                                             for the institute. On the scientific side, the
tion of employees include merit, education,           ports moms (and dads) with special needs.           nization. One of the company’s co-founders
                                                                                                                                                             institute has promoted two women to pro-
experience in the previous and present jobs              In five years, Stillings has more than           is a woman and 26 of its 42 manager level
                                                                                                                                                             fessorships in the past five years and has
held while in the company, performance                tripled SDREO’s human resources (from a             employees are women. Fourteen of these
                                                                                                                                                             named a woman to head the Cancer Center,
record, ability, character and skill.                 team of 10 to 32) and grown its annual              women have been either hired or promoted
                                                                                                                                                             one of only four women in the United States
However, in all cases, the department head            budget from $10 million to more than $50            to their positions within the past five years.
                                                                                                                                                             to hold this position.
selects the person he or she deems most               million, with the majority of that money            Several of these positions are in areas where
                                                                                                                                                                 The Burnham Institute for Medical
qualified. Sixty-five percent of the employ-          being reintroduced into the San Diego com-          Synteract is adding, or expanding into new
                                                                                                                                                             Research celebrates its 31st anniversary this
ees at the San Diego Business Journal are             munity. Its the only nonprofit in the state to      service areas. An example is in the area of
                                                                                                                                                             year. Founded as a nonprofit medical
women; five are in managerial and/or                  have earned the PUC’s confidence to admin-          medical        and      regulatory      affairs.
                                                                                                                                                             research institute focused on cancer
director positions.                                   ister the California Solar Initiative and is        Approximately two and a half years ago,
                                                                                                                                                             research, Burnham has developed into a
   The events manager, Sara Wiese, focuses            expanding its scope to drive interest in            Synteract brought on a woman physician
                                                                                                                                                             750-person organization with an annual
on all of San Diego Business Journal’s                energy efficiency, combating global                 with 15 years of industry experience to
                                                                                                                                                             operating budget of $87 million. The
events. Two of SDBJ’s 12 events are the               warming and reducing our reliance on                develop the medical and regulatory affairs
                                                                                                                                                             Burnham Institute’s mission is to reveal the
Women’s Entrepreneurial Awards and the                foreign oil via turnkey energy efficiency,          function within Synteract. She has also con-
                                                                                                                                                             fundamental molecular mechanisms of
Women Who Mean Business Awards. Both                  green building and transportation programs          tributed to the expansion to the growth and
                                                                                                                                                             disease, and to use that knowledge to devise
of these events attract and highlight more            easily replicable in major markets across the       development of the safety surveillance area.
                                                                                                                                                             the prototype therapies of tomorrow.
than 700 women in San Diego. The                      United States.                                         Synteract’s core management team con-
                                                                                                                                                             Burnham ranks fifth in the nation among all
Women’s Entrepreneurial Awards is an                                                                      sists of 18 individuals overseeing 15 different
                                                                                                                                                             private research institutes in terms of NIH
                                                                                                          functional areas. Eight of these positions
event that recognizes those women-owned
business who made the Book of Lists. The
                                                                       Sempra Energy                      are held by women, including Synteract’s
                                                                                                                                                             funding, experiencing five consecutive years
                                                                                                                                                             of double-digit growth.
companies are ranked according to the                                                                     president and CEO, Ellen Morgan. Four of
companies’ previous years’ gross revenues.                                                                these individuals have either been hired or
Individually, most range in staff size from                                                               promoted to these business-critical posi-
three to 1,100. These top women-owned                                                                     tions within the past five years. These indi-
companies represent San Diego’s diverse                                                                   viduals oversee the critical business
economy. We honor women-owned high-                                                                       functions at Synteract including clinical
tech firms, health care organizations, devel-                                                             data management, clinical operations,
                                                         Succession planning has done the most to         medical and regulatory affairs and human
opers, staffing agencies, marketing firms,
                                                      level the playing field in the management           resources. In addition, women hold two of
spas, dance fitness and more. This awards
                                                      ranks. In the past five years, 35 percent of        the five board seats.
event is a cocktail reception for around 500
                                                      the women hired or promoted into manage-               Synteract is privately held, and has been
                                                      ment positions were women. In collabora-            profitable every year since its inception 12
   The Women Who Mean Business
                                                      tion with human resources and executives            years ago. Synteract has grown successfully
Awards has been a well-recognized and
                                                      throughout the company, the Office of               by providing high-quality and personalized
respected event for the last 14 years in San
                                                      Corporate Diversity Affairs helps establish         clinical development services to the biotech-
Diego. It is the most anticipated event of
                                                      succession plans and employs Affirmative            nology industry. All of Synteract’s growth
the year. With more than 100 nominations,
                                                      Action goals in identifying and ensuring the        has been organic, the result of expanded ser-
the San Diego Business Journal recognizes
                                                      development of key leaders and high-poten-          vices offerings over the years. Synteract
those women who “mean” business. They
                                                      tial employees for executive level positions.       started providing data management and
range from doctors to executives, to entre-
                                                      The process involves evaluating the diversity       biostatistics services when it started in 1995.
preneurs. We focus on the dynamic busi-
16                                             TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2007 •                                             • THE DAILY TRANSCRIPT

Finding the balance between professional and personal life
       MARGARET MANN and                                                                            top law schools found that a nearly                   at law and business schools across
         JESSICA WOLFF                                                                              equal percentage of male and female                   the country, including Penn Law,
             Heller Ehrman LLP
                                                                                                    attorneys — around 71 percent —                       Stanford Law, Stanford Graduate
   Today’s professionals — women                                                                    report work/life conflict. In the                     School of Business, Duke Law and
and men alike — want rewarding                                                                      same Catalyst study, 45 percent of                    Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School
careers coupled with fulfilling per-                                                                women law graduates gave                              of Government. “The Opt-In
sonal lives. They do not want their                                                                 “Work/Life Balance” as the No. 1                      Project” is Heller Ehrman’s
dedication to their professions to                                                                  reason for choosing their current                     response to the so-called “Opt Out”
prevent them from enjoying quality                                                                  employer.                                             revolution.
time outside the office environment.
   While it is only human to want it                    Mann                       Wolff               An effective part-time employ-
                                                                                                    ment program can also help employ-
                                                                                                                                                             Additionally, in early April, a
                                                                                                                                                          Heller Ehrman attorney launched
all, striking a healthy balance                 fessions and career stages. Whatever                ers control the high costs of attrition               the San Diego Chapter of MAMAs
between career and home life is no              “having it all” might mean to                       and recruiting. The cost of replacing                 (Mother Attorneys Mentoring
easy task. Professional careers fre-            someone, Athena helps that member                   employees who leave to find better                    Association), an informal organiza-
quently demand long hours, travel               define and find it.                                 balance in their lives tends to be so                 tion of attorney mothers intended
and selfless dedication, which places                                                               high that it outweighs any decreases                  as a source of support where they
tremendous strain on people also                            The business case                       in revenue caused by part-time                        can network, share experiences,
caring for children, elderly parents,              Understandably,        challenging               schedules. When balanced hours are                    problem-solve and talk about issues
sick spouses or partners.                       careers tend to be more demanding                   driven by business need, rather than                  they face at home and in the work-
   Given that these personal obliga-            and time-consuming than others,                     for reasons of special accommoda-                     place.
tions tend to be borne dispropor-               namely those in the fields of law,                  tion, organizations find they can                        To continue to fuel the pipeline
tionately by women, their growth in             business, engineering, medicine,                    meet the human resource require-                      of female leaders in the workplace,
strength and numbers in the work-               science and technology. Yet these                   ments and still be successful.                        Heller Ehrman is committed to
place has put a spotlight on the issue          careers can provide more job satis-                                                                       supporting       UCSD       Athena’s
for both genders. Because the ability           faction, which reduces stress, partic-                           Paving the way                           Pinnacle Awards and scholarship
to attract and retain the best, bright-         ularly with a balanced personal life.                        for future generations                       programs. The scholarships con-
est and most qualified professionals               In September 2006, the U.S.                        Mentoring is strategic to ensur-                    tribute significantly to the entry of
is a key goal of nearly every                   National Academies issued “Beyond                   ing a healthy balance for women in                    talented women into the fields of
company, flexible work hours and                Bias and Barriers: Fulfilling the                   the science and technology areas.                     science, engineering and mathe-
more extensive family leave are now             Potential of Women in Academic                      Strong female leaders not only                        matics, ensuring that future gener-
offered by many companies to allow              Science and Engineering” (available                 inspire young professional women                      ations will continue to realize the
employees to stay on track in their             at,                 to achieve their full potential, but                  benefits of female leaders. UCSD
careers and still maintain a healthy            a report that concludes that women                  they also can provide a sense of                      Athena plays an important role in
family life. As an example, Heller              earn more than half of all bachelor’s               social support. For that reason, the                  connecting young women with
Ehrman is at the forefront of offer-            degrees in science and engineering,                 legal community has been at the                       mentors by its Pinnacle Awards,
ing child care, part time, family and           and nearly 40 percent of the doctoral               forefront of the female leadership                    forums and seminars.
medical leaves and numerous pro-                degrees in the same areas. The                      movement for many years.                                 In all areas of science and tech-
grams to help its professionals                 numbers are similarly reported in                     Half of the 2007 class of new                       nology, “the times they are a-
achieve balance in their lives. Many            professions serving the technology                  shareholders at Heller Ehrman                         changing,” and will keep doing so.
firms find this effort is a “no-                community, such as law and account-                 were women. Of these, two-thirds                      By providing leadership and men-
brainer” given the strength of the              ing.                                                work in intellectual property or                      toring opportunities, along with
business case in favor of doing what               With women making up almost                      with high-tech and life-sciences                      ongoing social support, Athena
is so clearly the right thing for their         half of the talent pool in science and              companies. As part of an initiative                   supports changes that build a
people.                                         technology, and men increasingly                    to retain these top women attor-                      healthy balance between a
   Athena also plays a strong role in           seeking balance in their lives, well-               neys, Heller Ehrman launched an                       rewarding career and a fulfilling
providing balance to its members’               run businesses should be motivated                  “Opt-In Project” in May 2006 to                       personal life for both men and
personal and professional lives by              to take steps to increase their appeal              raise awareness of the obstacles                      women.
inspiring and supporting women in               to    this    important      segment.               that exist for women in the work
their careers, and providing pro-               According to a Catalyst study in                    force. Since its launch, the commit-                    Mann and Wolff are shareholders
grams and role models in many pro-              Women in Law, the graduates of five                 tee has presented panel discussions                   with Heller Ehrman LLP.

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