By Elizabeth • May 03, 2009•Women and Law in the Media
Ms. JD would like to congratulate one of our founding board members,Karen Hernandez, who was honored on April 29, 2009 with a PinnacleAward in the Individual in Services category from Athena San Diego.
Athena San Diego is the premiere leadership organization forexecutive and middle-management women in San Diego's high-tech,biosciences, healthcare, defense, energy, clean-tech and servicessectors. The organization fosters personal and professional changethrough inclusion, risk-taking, education, recognition, and diversityof thought, thereby enhancing competitiveness and opportunity in theSan Diego business community. Athena San Diego began as an informalnetworking group and became a formal membership-based organization in1998. It is now among the most influential industry organizations inSan Diego County.
Athena San Diego Pinnacle Awards are presented annually toindividuals and an organization/company that, through the developmentand promotion of skilled and talented women, have had a significantimpact within the San Diego technology, biosciences, healthcare,defense, energy, clean-tech and services sectors.
Ms. Hernandez received this honor based in part on her service toand involvement in Ms. JD but also due to her involvment in the Lawyer's Clubof San Diego (the local women's bar association), her leadership of awomen's initiative at her law firm, Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, hermentorship activities and her promotion of women in her prior career asa US Army officer.
Again, congratulations to Ms. Hernandez on this prestigious honor!