Adobe Unveils Plans for U.S. Site Growth

Adobe is growing. Over the past two years, our global employee base has grown by more than 30%. This growth includes our successful transformation to a cloud-based business, our expansion to lead the digital marketing category, and several acquisitions including advertising technology leader TubeMogul.

To position Adobe for even greater success and growth in the future, today we unveiled our plans to expand our California and Utah facilities. This is a major investment in our U.S. presence and will add capacity for approximately 5,000 employees. Through construction of the new buildings, Adobe will also be able to increase the percentage of our employees in LEED/Green-certified buildings, which currently stands at 78%.

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2017 WTC Internship Program

On June 13, 2017, The Women Tech Council (WTC) launched a technology internship program to provide high school girls the opportunity to interact with technology companies, meet and interact with women in technology and understand the impact they can have by pursuing STEM careers.

Participants toured tech companies across Silicon Slopes,including VivintAncestry, InstructureDell EMCDomoAdobeHireVue and IM Flash to learn about working in tech, the types of jobs that exist in the technology industry and the employability skills they need for a successful career in STEM. During their internship, the […]


2017 Women Tech Awards Finalists Announced

SALT LAKE CITYJuly 10, 2017 – The Women Tech Council (WTC) today announced the finalists for the tenth annual Women Tech Awards, a prestigious honor recognizing technology-focused women who are driving innovation, impacting technology companies, creating new technologies and inspiring the technology community.

“The Women Tech Awards provide the opportunity to recognize and amplify the contributions that women make to the technology industry,” said Cydni Tetro, president of WTC. “From rocket scientists, programmers, data scientists, CIOs, CEOs and product marketing, the awards make the impact of the women in these roles visible and help inspire other women to pursue and continue careers in STEM fields.”

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4 Utah Valley companies promoting + supporting women in the workplace

She works hard for the money. (So hard for the money.)

To be frank, the stats regarding women in the Utah workplace are less than fun. At the Women Tech Council’s Talent Innovation Summit, Cydni Tetro, co-founder and executive director of WTC, outlined the tough trends.

Compared to similarly employed men, women earn 70 cents on the dollar. And if current trends continue, women’s pay rates won’t catch men’s until 2102 (yes, 2102!).

Women are also underrepresented at manager, executive and senior-executive level positions. At the moment, they lag more than 5 percent behind men in STEM-related jobs.

And while women in managerial and professional occupations rose from 30 to 38 percent from 2005 […]


Industry Sponsored Mobile App Now Available to Connect Teachers with Volunteers

The STEM Partners Foundation today announced the release of the STEM
Mentor Exchange (STEM MX), a mobile app designed to connect teachers
with industry volunteers and resources, and provide students with the
learning experiences that will prepare them for the thousands of new
STEM-skilled jobs being created every day. In Utah alone, it is
predicted that STEM jobs over the next 10 years will grow 25% compared
to 20% for all other jobs.

STEM MX will make it easier for teachers to invite skilled volunteers
into their classrooms to assist in teaching a wide range of STEM-Plus
subjects, from computer coding to elementary grade fundamentals, or
provide support for: special projects, science fairs, guest lectures,
industry tours, work-based learning experiences, etc.

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Women Tech Council launches SheTech Internship Program for high school girls

SALT LAKE CITYJune 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Women Tech Council (WTC) today launched a technology internship program to provide high school girls the opportunity to interact with technology companies, meet and interact with women in technology and understand the impact they can have by pursuing STEM careers.

Participants will tour tech companies across Silicon Slopes, including Vivint, Ancestry, Instructure, Dell EMC, Domo, Adobe, HireVue and IM Flash to learn about working in tech, the types of jobs that exist in the technology industry and the employability skills they need for a successful career in STEM. During their internship, the girls will present at the state educator’s CTE Conference to demonstrate and teach state educators about […]


Dialogues, Advocates Key in Creating Diverse Company Culture

To create real workplace diversity and equality, dialogues and champions are key, said panelists at the Women’s Tech Council Talent Innovation Summit Tuesday.

While there are many reasons for companies to strive for diversity in the workplace, one is something that virtually every business is always working towards: the bottom line.

“We don’t think about gender because it’s gender—we think about gender in terms of teams,” said Cydni Tetro, co-founder and executive director of the Women’s Tech Council. “There are massive numbers of studies that will tell you teams perform better financially when they have women on that, and they’ve tracked that for many years.”

The Women’s Tech Council has been working to deepen the research and knowledge […]


Utah tech companies take talent-first road to diversity

In these markets, where top companies are competing against each other to lure the top talent from a limited resource pool, the employment version of the “law of the wild” produces results that are simply more fair.

“When companies recruit on a pure, talent-first basis, it creates the most high-performing team,” Tetro said. “It also creates an employee base that is naturally balanced and diverse.”

Cathy Donahoe, an executive from American Fork business software titan Domo, said her company has embraced the talent-first credo since its inception.

“We are freakishly committed to hiring the best person for the job,” Donahoe said. “And when you do that, diversity will happen.”

And, Donahoe said, Domo offers a lot […]


Leaders progress in propelling Utah women in tech forward, despite ranking No. 36 in U.S.

This Summit sought to further last year’s talking points on the subject of inclusion in the technology workplace. More than just talking though, the WTC and its business partners are also proactively driving awareness and action on more diversity in the tech industries. Cydni Tetro, co-founder/executive director, and fellow WTC members announced the recent launch of a new WTC program, the Inclusion Best Practices Forum.

As Tetro explained, the Inclusion Best Practices Forum’s work is to partner with local companies who are leaders in workplace diversity. Forum organizer’s plan to break down these companies’ best practices so they can be duplicated and adopted within other companies. Through this, they will be building data – […]


Now Accepting Nominations for Tech Awards

Nominations for the 10th Annual Women Tech Awards will be open May 1-31. We need your help nominating and recognizing all of the great talent in the tech industry. Nomination is really easy, we just need you to tell us, at a minimum, name, email, company and title.

The Women Tech Awards has honored over 150 women, the award platform recognizes technology-focused women who are driving innovation, influencing technology companies, and are passionate about the community. Nominees should have ties to Utah, but are not required to be a Utah resident. Finalists and Award Recipients will be honored in September at the Women Tech Awards Luncheon.

Nominations must be submitted by May 31, 2017. Send an email […]


Annual SheTech Explorer Day Allows Girls to See Themselves in Tech

”The way you get inspired isn’t by looking. It’s by doing.”

Those are the words of Cydni Tetro, president of the Women Tech Council, during the organization’s fourth annual SheTech Explorer Day, held at Utah Valley University. SheTech Explorer Day takes Tetro’s words and brings them to life. 1,200 Utah high school girls spent part of their Friday packed into a loud room filled with nearly 40 company booths, all vying to engage their attention and inspire their creativity.

“You don’t get to have a booth here unless there’s something the girls can do,” said Tetro.

The participating companies seemed to have taken the requirement as a challenge. Girls, […]


Utah tech leaders unite on Capitol Hill to advance workforce initiatives

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 30, 2017)— Less than a week after Gov. Herbert announced Talent Ready Utah in his State of the State address, Utah tech leaders joined legislators for Tech Day on the Hill to show their support for collaboration between industry, government and education. Today the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), the Women Tech Council and Silicon Slopes announced a partnership to unite technology workforce development efforts.

“Utah’s tech industry has pressing workforce challenges that need to be addressed,” said Val Hale, executive director of GOED. “Formal partnerships with Women Tech Council and Silicon Slopes are an investment in the tech industry’s sustainable growth. We are grateful for their support and for our industry […]

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