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Utah tech business leaders say harassment issues undercut diversity efforts

SALT LAKE CITY — The recent maelstrom of highly publicized sexual harassment allegations have left few business categories unscathed, but a series of incidents that implicated some mega tech companies, and their CEOs, have cast a pall over an industry already struggling to build diversity in its ranks. Amid the turmoil, however, some see an…

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New initiative helping to attract, retain more Utah women in STEM majors

Every semester, women walk into college science, technology, engineering and math courses and are the only female in the room. “You can imagine if you are the only one in the room who looks like you, you might think you’ve made a mistake,” said Jennifer Nielson, the associate dean in the College of Physical and…

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USU, tech council encouraging more women to graduate with STEM degrees

When Joanna Boyd arrived at Utah State University several years ago, she thought she wanted to major in statistics because she enjoyed it so much in high school. But her thoughts about that subject later changed. “I felt like I got stuck with statistics (because) I’d do the data crunching and that was it —…

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HealthEquity’s Ashley Dreier Honored By The Women Tech Council For Technology Leadership

DRAPER, Utah, Nov. 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HealthEquity, Inc. (NASDAQ:HQY), a leading health savings account (HSA) provider, is pleased to announce that its Chief Information and Technology Officer (CTO), Ashley Dreier, received the Technology Leadership Award by the Women Tech Council (WTC), a national organization focused on the economic impact of women in driving…

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Diversity of Thought Encouraged, Celebrated at Women Tech Awards

Salt Lake City—As Utah’s tech industry continues its rise, diversity of thought is more important than ever. The Women Tech Council, committed to increasing the presence of women and girls in STEM fields, held their tenth annual awards Friday to highlight the accomplishments of women professionals in tech fields. “Providing visibility for women in technology…

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Two Pluralsight Leaders Named Winners at Women Tech Awards

Pluralsight, the enterprise technology learning platform, announced that the Women Tech Council named two Pluralsight leaders as winners in the tenth annual Women Tech Awards, a prestigious honor recognizing technology-focused women. Vice President of product Mariah Hay and head of social impact Lindsey Kneuven were recognized as two of Utah’s most powerful technology leaders at a luncheon held on Friday, October 27th,…

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Be brave and ‘go for it,’ Oracle CEO Safra Catz tells Utah women in tech

Oracle CEO Safra Catz had a couple of different answers to a question posed by BYU chemical engineering student Halle Murray: “What are important qualities to be successful?” “The most important quality is courage,” Catz responded Friday at the Women Tech Council’s 10th annual awards program, which packed the Grand America Hotel’s Grand Ballroom with…

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Sen. Hatch, Oracle CEO help laud Utah’s women tech leaders

SALT LAKE CITY — While Utah companies continue to struggle in achieving employment equity in the technology sector, Sen. Orrin Hatch and Oracle CEO Safra Catz helped celebrate Utah’s women tech leaders at an awards event Friday. The Women Tech Awards is a program to “recognize women across all technology disciplines who are trailblazing new…

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New WTC Student Innovators program launched; Qualtrics partners with Walkers

The Women Tech Council recently launched the Student Innovators program, also known as WTCSI, to increase the number of women in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM fields and careers. The goal of the Student Innovators program is to help more women complete STEM degrees by integrating students within the industry, provide visibility and…

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