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 […]

2018-10-26T17:42:28-07:00

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 […]

2018-07-02T21:26:36-07:00

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 […]

2018-07-11T21:08:40-07:00

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 […]

2018-07-11T20:49:04-07:00

Nominations Open for 2018 Women Tech Awards

Awards recognize key women impacting and leading technology sector

SALT LAKE CITYMay 4, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Women Tech Council (WTC) today announced the opening of nominations for the 2018 Women Tech Awards. Now in their 11th year, the awards program recognizes women across all technology disciplines who are trailblazing new paths, leading and founding technology companies, and building innovative tools, technologies and experiences.

“As Silicon Slopes continues unprecedented technology growth, women are playing a key role in driving that growth in their roles from engineers to software developers and executives,” said Cydni Tetro, president of WTC. “The Women Tech Awards allow us to shine a light on these women and help inspire […]

2018-07-11T21:12:26-07:00

Women Tech Council Reveals 2018 Shatter List

List recognizes 44 tech companies with active programs to accelerate shattering the glass ceiling for women in tech

SALT LAKE CITYJan. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Women Tech Council, a national organization based in Silicon Slopes focused on increasing the number of women in technology, today released the 2018 Shatter List showcasing 44 technology companies that are creating and enacting practices and cultures that remove the glass ceiling. The list is the first research of the technology industry to review and rate the development and successful implementation of measures that create inclusive cultures where women can contribute and succeed.

“Shattering technology’s glass ceiling requires companies to invest more and be actively engaged in creating cultures and activities that […]

2018-07-11T21:15:28-07:00

Women Tech Council Recognizes Top Women Technology Leaders

Women Tech Awards with Oracle CEO Safra Catz recognize tech leaders expanding and shaping the technology industry

SALT LAKE CITYOct. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Women Tech Council (WTC) today announced the recipients of the Women Tech Awards, a program to recognize women across all technology disciplines who are trailblazing new paths, leading and founding technology companies, and building innovative tools, technologies and experiences. The program, now in its 10th year, highlighted seven award recipients, 17 finalists and two university students with Oracle CEO Safra Catz.

“Providing visibility for women in technology is an important catalyst for expanding networks, providing new opportunities and changing organizational cultures,” said Cydni Tetro, Women Tech Council president. “By amplifying the impact […]

2018-07-11T21:17:50-07:00

Women Tech Council and Silicon Slopes Come Together to Create Model for Inclusive Technology Cultures

Organizations to increase number of women working in technology by changing organizational cultures and creating industry model

SALT LAKE CITYSept. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Women Tech Council (WTC) and Silicon Slopes today announced they are working together to create an industry model to attract and retain more women in technology. This model, designed to change tech cultures, will leverage and expand successful diversity and inclusion programs created by WTC while also engaging male executives and boards to help support, encourage and drive initiatives that help accelerate the number of women working for and staying in technology companies.

“Among tech companies, culture is a consistent problem that drives women out of the industry in an average of seven […]

2018-07-11T21:00:56-07:00

Oracle CEO Safra Catz to Recognize Women Innovators

Catz to join Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch and Women Tech Council to honor technology leaders and influencers

SALT LAKE CITYAug. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Women Tech Council (WTC) is pleased to announce that Oracle CEO Safra Catz will be the keynote speaker at the 10th annual Women Tech Awards, an event to recognize technology-focused women driving innovation, impacting technology companies, creating new technologies and inspiring the technology community.

“With her leadership, vision and passion, Safra Catz represents what all women in technology strive to achieve,” said Cydni Tetro, president of WTC. “Her presence at this event further validates the importance of recognizing the women who are growing the […]

2018-07-11T21:11:11-07:00

2017 Women Tech Awards Finalists Announced

SALT LAKE CITYJuly 10, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — 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.”

Over the past ten years, the Women Tech […]

2018-07-02T22:07:50-07:00

Women Tech Council Launches SheTech Internship Program for High School Girls

Salt Lake City—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 […]

2017-06-16T22:16:35-07:00

Women Tech Council Unveils Best Companies in Silicon Slopes for Women in Technology

2017 Talent Innovation Summit Showcases Leading Companies, Best Practices to Attract and Retain Female Talent

SANDY, UtahMay 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Women Tech Council (WTC) unveiled the Silicon Slopes companies with the most comprehensive best practices for attracting and retaining female talent at the conclusion of their 2017 Talent Innovation Summit last week. The Summit focused on inclusion and diversity in the workplace and the strategies and best practices needed to help women develop in technology careers to propel overall company growth and performance.

As part of the Summit, leading tech companies competed for the title Best Companies for Women in Tech by sharing best practices for hiring and retaining talent women. […]

2018-07-11T22:35:57-07:00
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