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The Women Tech Awards recognizes women for their accomplishments in driving innovation, leading technology companies and building the technology economy. In the 10-year history of the program, 178 women in technology and 23 university students have been recognized. Their work has also inspired the future generation through the hundreds of high school and university students invited to attend the awards every year to see firsthand the opportunity and impact of being a woman in technology.

Date: Friday, October 27, 2017
Time: 12 – 2 p.m.
Location: Grand America Hotel
555 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT

Tickets for the awards are $125 for members and $150 for non-members and can be purchased below.

Education Tables are available for $1,500 and Basic Tables are $1,250.

Keynote Speaker Oracle CEO Safra Catz

Women Tech Council is pleased to announce that Oracle CEO Safra Catz will be the keynote speaker at the 10th annual Women Tech Awards, an event to recognize technology-focused women driving innovation, impacting technology companies, creating new technologies and inspiring the technology community.

"With her leadership, vision and passion, Safra Catz represents what all women in technology strive to achieve," said Cydni Tetro, president of WTC. "Her presence at this event further validates the importance of recognizing the women who are growing the technology sector, and the importance of creating environments where all women can succeed."

In 2016, Catz was named one of Forbes' "The World's 25 Most Powerful Women." Catz has been a driving force at Oracle ever since joining the company in 1999 and becoming a member of the board of directors in 2001. Since then, she has led the company as President, CFO and now CEO. With a focus on corporate development, Catz has led Oracle successfully through more than 100 acquisitions. She served on the board of directors for HSBC Holdings plc from May 2008 to December 2015, and currently serves on the executive council at TechNet.

2017 Women Tech Awards Finalists

Finalists were chosen by a panel of judges who play a significant role in the technology community. This years' judges include Chris Cooper (Pelion Partners), Heather Zynczak (Pluralsight), Joy Durling (Vivint), Kat Kennedy (Degreed), Tom Lund (Tanner), Vance Checketts (Dell|EMC), Vicki Fish (Myriad), Wade Sherman (Adobe).

  • Amy KnappO.C. Tanner
  • Ashley DreierHealthEquity
  • Alison LutjemeierAdobe
  • Dasha Kadulova, Usana
  • Debi MoffordWorkers Compensation Fund
  • Holly RimmaschHealth Catalyst
  • Jamie MorningstarQualtrics
  • Kira BoothQualtrics
  • Laura ButlerWorkfront
  • Lindsey KneuvenCotopaxi
  • Mariah HayPluralsight
  • Michelle Denise JacksonOrbital ATK
  • Rachel HofstetterChatbooks
  • Sandra HemmertGranite School District
  • Sharon KitzmanDealertrack
  • Trina LimperteBay
  • Yolanda ChongRecursion Pharmaceuticals

2017 Student Pathways Finalists

  • Michelle ShillabeerUVU (Earth Science)
  • Tammy PlateroWeber (Computer Science)
  • Vanessa ChambersUSU (Physics)

Event Details


October 27th, 2017


The Grand America Hotel



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