2011 Awards

The Women Tech Council recognized sixteen finalists in the Fourth Annual Women Tech Awards. The program recognizes technology-focused women who are driving innovation, leading technology companies and are key contributors to the community. Finalists and award recipients were honored at an awards luncheon on Thursday, September 15, 2011, at the Grand America Hotel.

Award recipients, listed alphabetically, are as follows:

  • Trailblazer, Shawn Adamson 
  • Technology Entrepreneur, Jennifer Hwu
  • Technology Excellence, Patricia Hall
  • Technology Innovator, Sarah Hiza
  • Leadership Excellence, Susan Johnson
  • Rising Star, Kate Maloney

STEM Student Awards:
This was the first year we honored a university level student with the Academic Excellence Award.

It went to Courtney Doyle from the University of Utah.

Finalists
  • Shawn Adamson, XO Communication
  • Christine M. Archibald, ManagementPlus
  • Reyhan Baktur Ph.D, Utah State University
  • Erin Bolton, Pivot Communications
  • Wendi P. Coccimiglio, Ascend Alliance Humanitarian
  • Patricia R. Hall, Goldman Sachs & Co.
  • Kaye Hanson, Brigham Young University
  • Sarah B. Hiza Ph.D, ATK Aerospace Systems
  • Ruey-Jen Jennifer Hwu Ph.D, InnoSys
  • Susan Johnson, Futura Industries
  • Kristi Knight, Vivint Inc.
  • Kate Maloney, Costume Craze
  • Laura Nelson Ph.D, Red Leaf Resources
  • Karen J. Quinn, ATK Aerospace Systems
  • Mary Michelle Scott, Fishbowl Inventory
  • Sara Harris Watts, Utah Interactive

Sponsors:
EnergySolutions, Ernst & Young and Stoel Rives

Keynote:
Michelle Munson, CEO of Aspera, an IBM Company.

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