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2021 ATHENA Awards

When: September 10, 2021

Where: The Westin Pittsburgh

Online registration is closed. Please email to register for the event.

2021 ATHENA Awards Program of Greater Pittsburgh

About | FinalistsCost | Sponsors

The ATHENA Awards Program of Greater Pittsburgh recognizes exceptional women who demonstrate excellence in their profession, contribute to their community, and help other women and girls to succeed through mentorship. The Tech Council is thrilled to host this program IN PERSON in 2021 as we gather to celebrate some truly outstanding women in Pittsburgh!

When: Friday, September 10, 2021 | 11:00AM to 1:30PM
Where: The Westin Pittsburgh, 1000 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Networking | 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Luncheon Program | 12:00PM - 1:30PM

2021 ATHENA Finalists

2021 ATHENA Award Finalists (in alphabetical order):

Sylvia Diez – Executive Vice President, Regional Managing Director, PNC Bank
Amanda Neatrour – Director, Center for Equity and Professional Advancement, Robert Morris University & Co-Chair, Anti-Racism Task Force, City of Pittsburgh
Allie Quick – Chief Philanthropy Officer, Allegheny Health Network
Kristin Wells – Partner, Reed Smith LLP
Latasha Wilson-Batch – Executive Director, Best of the Batch Foundation

2021 ATHENA Young Professional Award Finalists (in alphabetical order):

Sophia Fang – Head of Marketing, Honeycomb Credit
Ellie Gordon – Founder & CEO, Behaivior
Brenasia Ward-Caldwell – Technology Specialist Sr., PNC Bank


 Early Bird
(Until August 20th)
(Until August 27th)
(After August 27th)
Table of 10
Table of 10


Important Safety Requirements
To help prevent the potential serious health outcomes associated with COVID-19 and its variants, the Pittsburgh Technology Council is implementing the following safety requirements for this event. 
Masks: Our guests will be required to wear masks throughout the program, except while eating and drinking.
Negative Test Result for COVID-19 or Proof of Vaccination: 
A: Proof of Vaccination via mobile device image or actual vaccine card (second dose Pfizer/Moderna or single dose J&J must have been received at least 14 days prior to event date)
B: Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test result within 72 hours of event with date of test shown (email confirmation on mobile device/printed copy accepted).

We are closely monitoring both state and local guidelines for events and will update these policies accordingly as changes become necessary. Registration capacity will be closely monitored to comply with local regulations.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsors:

Diamond Sponsor:

Gold Sponsors:

Champagne Toast Sponsor:

Silver Sponsors:

Bronze Sponsor:


Media Sponsor:

Contact Information:

  • For content, general event, and/or logistics questions: Allison Kaharick, Director, Major Programs,
  • For registration questions: Taylor Bombalski, Director, Event Planning & Special Programs,
  • For sponsorship questions: Ashley Steckel, Director of Business Development and Advertising,
  • For membership questions: Ryan Gent, Membership Director,