In a year driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are fighting back by identifying and recognizing the women who are propelling economic growth, driving innovation and inspiring the community through the Women Tech Awards. For the 13th year, these awards will accelerate the career and work of the finalists, including their innovations to fight COVID-19, and magnify the economic impact they are making in their companies, industries and the global economy.

Congratulations to this years 13th annual award recipients:

  • Technology Transformation Excellence Kristiane Koontz, Zions Bancorporation
  • Founder Leadership Linda Klug, Airin
  • Trailblazer Margo Georgiadis, Ancestry
  • Digital Education Innovator Melissa Bueno Hamilton, Murray City School District
  • Strategic Innovator Qun (Maxine) Liu, Health Catalyst
  • Technology Leadership Rebecca Whitehead, HealthEquity
  • Operational Excellence Seraphine Kapsandoy-Jones, Intermountain Healthcare
  • Leadership Excellence Wendy Steinle, Adobe
  • Student Pathway Jennifer Morales, Weber State University
FINALISTS

Aimee Smith
Manager Enterprise Architecture
Zions Bancorporation

Bonnie Uresk
Program Manager Satellite Avionics
Space Dynamics Laboratory

Christine Thayer
Principal Engineer
Micron Technology

Dana Ardovino
Consultant, Global Communications and Operations

Debi Mofford
SVP IT and CIO
WCF Insurance

Elke Leeds PhD
Dean & Academic VP College of Information Technology
Western Governors University

Erica Cuttitta
Director of Profile and Shared Services
Pluralsight

Heather Kirkby
Chief People Officer Recursion Pharmaceuticals

Ishita Majumdar
VP Analytics Platform & Product Management
eBay

Karoline Pershell, PhD
COO & Director of Strategy and Evaluation
Service Robotics and Technologies

Kathleen Merkley
SVP Clinical Improvement Services
Health Catalyst

Kristiane Koontz
EVP Director of Banking Transformation
Zions Bancorporation

Linda Klug
Founder and CEO
Airin

Lisa Kimball
SVP Product and Strategic Programs
Finicity

Margo Georgiadis
CEO & President
Ancestry

Melissa Bueno Hamilton
Director, Elementary Teaching and Learning
Murray City School District

Misty Frost
CEO
Carrus

Qun (Maxine) Liu
Senior Director Partner Engagement
Health Catalyst

Rebecca Whitehead
Chief Technology Officer
HealthEquity

Seraphine Kapsandoy-Jones, PhD, RN
Chief Clinical Information Officer
Intermountain Healthcare

Steffanie Nestor
Data Security Engineer
MX

Vandana Sharma
Senior Manager
Oracle

Wendy Steinle
Senior Director & Site Leader
Adobe

STUDENT FINALISTS

Bridget Beatson
Mechanical Engineering
Brigham Young University

Jennifer Morales
Computer Science and Professional Sales
Weber State University

Juman Al-Haddad
BioTechnology
Utah Valley University

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THE PAST 12 YEARS