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Two Organizations Working To Get More Girls Into Tech

In Utah, women only make up around 23 percent of the technological workforce throughout the entire state. However, tech organizations throughout the state, like the Women Tech Council and DevMountain are working hard to get more women involved in the ever-expanding world of technology. Organizations like these take pride in providing the tech-minded women of Utah with access to…

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Talent Ready grant program calling for new applicants

SALT LAKE CITY — For young people in rural communities in Utah, finding a meaningful career path can be exceptionally challenging. Students in high school often find work at local fast-food establishments and have little understanding of what options could be available beyond that field. But a program funded by a grant through the state…

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2,000 Utah High School Girls Prepare to Fill Tech Job Shortages

SANDY, Utah, March 1, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — With more than 4,000 open technology jobs in Utah and women representing only 23 percent of the state’s technology workforce, the Women Tech Council today launched SheTech Explorer Day. Drawing a record of 2,000 high school girls from across Utah, this day-long event activates, engages and inspires these girls to pursue careers in…

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Women Tech Council Reveals 2018 Shatter List

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Women Tech Council, a national organization based in Silicon Slopes focused on increasing the number of women in technology, today released the 2018 Shatter List showcasing 44 technology companies that are creating and enacting practices and cultures that remove the glass ceiling. The list is the first research of the…

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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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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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