Athena PINNACLE Award Winner 2013

Sanford Rose Associates® – San Diego Named Athena San Diego’s Pinnacle Award Winner for Women’s Leadership in Life Sciences
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SAN DIEGO - May 2, 2013 - PRLog -- Sanford Rose Associates® – San Diego, ( an executive search firm focused on recruitment of executives within the healthcare and life sciences industries, was honored as the top company in the 15th Annual Athena Pinnacle Awards in San Diego.  Athena San Diego’s Pinnacle Awards recognizes women, men, companies and/or organizations and educators who have had a significant role in the development and advancement of skilled and talented women within their organizations or the San Diego community within life sciences.  Nominees must personify Athena San Diego’s mission of fostering the personal and professional growth of women through mentoring, education, recognition, and leadership training thereby enhancing competitiveness and opportunity in the San Diego life sciences business community.  

Robin Toft, President and CEO of Sanford Rose Associates® – San Diego, accepted this prestigious award on April 24th, 2013 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in downtown San Diego during the “Create Your Destiny” Athena Pinnacle Awards.  The nominations for the Athena Pinnacle Award for Company were impressive and follow a rigorous scoring and selection process. Nine companies in all were evaluated and Sanford Rose was selected as the winner.

In her acceptance speech, in front of over 500 attendees, Robin Toft said, “It is impressive that 43% of Sanford Rose Associates® – San Diego’s placed executives were women in the very male-dominated life sciences industry last year, yet we are paving the way for all women to excel at the executive level regardless of level or industry. When female executives we place continue to advance within their organizations as leaders, and in turn assist and develop more female leaders, we have made a significant contribution.”

Sanford Rose Associates® – San Diego is an executive search firm that prides itself on being a channel for women to reach their full potential in the world of executive leadership within healthcare and life sciences. Our goal is to help women in all stages of their careers build their professional networks, share ideas and experiences, and gain insight on their personal and professional goals.  Our company has a proven track record of placing female executives in leadership positions within the leading healthcare and life science companies where they are truly making a difference.  We understand the career challenges women face and, through our executive search services, we are creating great leaders who share in the power and decision-making at all levels.

Sanford Rose Associates® - San Diego ( is committed to filling mid to executive-level management positions exclusively in biotechnology, medical device, diagnostic, pharmaceutical and healthcare companies.  The San Diego office is the top performing firm within the 50+ offices in the Sanford Rose Associates® global network, and the most successful franchise on record for SRA International in their 52-year history.  The company is also global and a member of the International Executive Search Federation (IESF). To help bring “A-players” to your organization, please contact Robin Toft at 858-546-4801,

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