2015 Awards

Women Tech Council recognized eight technology- focused women who are driving innovation, leading technology companies and contribution to the technology economy in the Eighth Annual Women Tech Awards held at the Grand America Hotel.

Award Recipients, listed alphabetically, are as follows:

  • Student Development, Jessica Harris
  • Impact, Amanda Hudson
  • Leadership Excellence, Jill Layfield
  • Customer Excellence, Denise Leleux
  • Innovator, Stormy Simon
  • Rising Star, Vicky Thomas
  • Technology Trailblazer, Mary Ann White
  • Technology Leadership, Catherine Wong

STEM Student Awards:
We also sponsored over 100 high school students to attend the awards, helping to inspire the next generation of STEM-focused students. In this and other efforts, we are an integral part of the STEM education pipeline for young women. This year’s university student finalists were:

  • Jessica Harris, Utah Valley University
  • JoCee Porter, University of Utah
  • Ioana Schifirnet, Brigham Young University
  • Kathy Allman, Orbital ATK
  • Joy Driscoll Durling, Adobe Systems
  • Jana Francis, Steals.Com
  • Megan Herrick, Pluralsight
  • Helen Knaggs, NuSkin Inc
  • Jill Layfield, Backcountry.Com
  • Denise Leleux, EBay
  • Amanda Peeler, SpinGo
  • Tricia Schumann, Arches Health Plan
  • Stormy Simon, Overstock.Com
  • Mary Sinnott, Surgical Frontiers
  • Archana Thiagarajan, Adobe Systems
  • Vicky Thomas, Lucid Software
  • Mary Ann White, Orbital ATK
  • JaeLynn Williams, 3M
  • Catherine Wong, Domo

EY, Vivint, Method Communications, Parsons Behle and Latimer, USTAR, Pluralsight, Varian Medical and MountainWest Capital Network

Michelle Munson, CEO of Aspera, an IBM Company.