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Women Tech Council honors women, diversity and inclusion at 2019 awards


The Women Tech Council held its 12th annual Women Tech Awards on Wednesday at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, recognizing and honoring women in technology for their impact on the tech industry and economy. Among the 22 finalists were several women who work for Utah County companies, such as Adobe, Domo, Workfront, Instructure and more.

Although most of the award winners work for Salt Lake City-based companies, Utah Valley University physics student Jessica Jones walked away with the STEM Pathway award, and Adobe was given the Impact Award for their efforts to increase industry inclusion and diversity.

Besides the finalists and their families, friends and coworkers, the event also brought 150 female high school […]


Verizon Business Group CEO, Tami Erwin, as 2019 Women Tech Awards Keynote

Tami Erwin, EVP & Group CEO Verizon Business Group, was our keynote for the 2019 Women Tech Awards.

She leads a $30B+ business and is a passionate advocate for advancing women at all levels in technology. Tami’s experience and work echoes our mission of promoting women in tech, and further validates the importance of recognizing the women growing the technology industry. In addition to providing the keynote address, Tami helped us recognize our 18 finalists and award recipients.

More about Tami:

Tami Erwin is widely recognized for her strategic impact, marketing and operations focus, technical savvy, and passion for people. As CEO of Verizon Business Group, a $30B+ business with over 26,000 employees that would be among […]


Women Tech Council 3×3 Connections Event

The Women Tech Council will be holding its first 3×3 Connections event — a new series focused specifically on expanding networks for women and men. This will be a chance to hear from industry experts while engaging in active networking to build mentoring and career opportunities. At each 3×3 Connections event, there will be three topics led by three connectors. The connectors create a dynamic environment where everyone interacts with the connectors and others in their group.

This first event is from noon to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 28 at MX in Lehi, and will feature Jacqueline White, Scott Jensen and Susan Cashen, three sales tech and marketing connectors. They will discuss executive pathways, tech marketing, and […]


STEM Experiments to use up that Halloween candy!

Do you end up with tons of candy from holidays gone by? We certainly build a small arsenal of sugary treats and there’s a great use for them too. Science! Check out these fun ways to use up those sweets!

  1. Balloon Experiments – http://www.learnplayimagine.com/2013/10/balloon-experiments-with-candy.html
  2. Skittles Science Activity for Candy Science Experiments with Kids –https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/floating-m-mm-candy-science-experiment/
  3. Floating M M&M Candy Science Experiment –https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/floating-letters/
  4.  Slime (not edible) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiwaxCIYwuM


Women Tech Council Honors Top Technology Talent

“By highlighting and promoting top talent in technology, these awards amplify the impact of women across the technology industry and accelerate the growth of the entire sector,” said Cydni Tetro, president and co-founder of WTC. “This platform also brings together the technology community to build dialogue and spur meaningful action towards creating solutions […]


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 continued education, seminars, and even networking events. Without these organizations, the percentages of women in tech throughout Utah would be even lower than they are now. Here are a few of the organizations throughout the state that are working hard to get girls (and women) more involved in the world of technology:

Women’s Tech Council

Headquartered in Salt Lake City, […]


2018 Women Tech Awards Finalists Announced

Awards recognize women leading innovation and growth of the technology sector

SALT LAKE CITY (July 2, 2018)—The Women Tech Council (WTC) today announced the finalists for the 2018 Women Tech Awards. Now in their eleventh year, the awards recognize technology-focused women throughout the industry who are driving innovation, creating new technologies, impacting technology companies and inspiring the technology community.

“In their roles spreading from entry-level positions to the c-suite and boardroom, women have been central to the growth of Utah’s tech community by driving innovation and change across the industry,” said Cydni Tetro, president of WTC. “Recognizing the accomplishments and contributions of these women helps strengthen the talent pool across the industry and inspires the next […]


High school students spend summer studying startups

While their peers have been soaking up the sun or working summer jobs, a cohort of high school students spent the month of June learning how to be technology entrepreneurs.

High school students came from as far north as Layton and as far south as St. George to join Utah County teens twice weekly in the Tech Entrepreneur Apprenticeship program. Sponsored by the Women Tech Council and Peak Ventures, local entrepreneurs came in and focused their presentations less on starting a specific business and more on the skills needed to be successful in any business.

“We structured each session as a workshop around a specific skill. These students need a bunch of […]


Women Tech Council and Peak Ventures Launch Tech Entrepreneur Apprenticeship Program for High School Students

Program pairs students with Silicon Slopes entrepreneurs to learn skills and prepare for technology workforce

SALT LAKE CITYJune 7, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Women Tech Council (WTC) in partnership with Peak Ventures today launched the Tech Entrepreneurship Apprenticeship program. This four-week program for high school juniors and seniors teaches technology and entrepreneurship skills from industry entrepreneurs and leaders and provides hands-on experiences in careers that align with student interests, ultimately beginning students on a path to enter and lead the technology workforce and pursue their passions.

“Giving high school students direct access to some of the technology entrepreneurs who are building and shaping Silicon Slopes to collaborate and learn, is a powerful tool to teach students vital […]


Women Tech Council Launches SheTech Summer Internship Program To Immerse High School Girls into Silicon Slopes

Program inspires girls to pursue STEM through mentoring and hands-on experience

SALT LAKE CITYJune 5, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — With thousands of open technology jobs nationwide and a huge demand for more women to fill them, Women Tech Council (WTC) today launched the 2018 SheTech Summer Internship program. Building off other STEM activation events and opportunities in SheTech, this program connects high school girls with tech companies throughout Silicon Slopes to gain hands-on experience, mentoring and skills that will help them pursue STEM fields and careers.

“The entire technology ecosystem benefits from a strong, diverse workforce, with cohesive teams that can leverage the talent and skills of many,” said Cydni Tetro, president of WTC. “Helping more women enter […]

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