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

SANDY, Utah, May 18, 2017 — 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. The winner’s holistic and comprehensive practices to create inclusion and foster diversity were as […]

2017-09-20T15:36:56-07:00

High School Girls Across Southern Utah Gather to Prepare for Future Tech Careers

SheTech expands across southern Utah to address state talent shortage by engaging and inspiring girls to pursue STEM careers

CEDAR CITY, UtahMay 8, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Women Tech Council today launched their first STEM-activation event in southern Utah to provide high school girls across the region access to hands-on tech experiences and mentoring with industry experts to engage and inspire them to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

The event, called SheTech Explorer Day and part of the broader SheTech program, was expanded to southern Utah in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) and the Department of Workforce Services through a grant from Talent Ready Utah. By inspiring and engaging girls across the […]

2018-07-11T22:25:58-07:00

STEM Activation Program Expands to Prepare Girls Across Silicon Slopes for Future Tech Careers

SheTech expands into rural areas to address talent shortage by engaging and inspiring girls to pursue STEM careers

SANDY, UtahMarch 31, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Women Tech Council today launched the first expansion event of their SheTech program to provide access to hands-on tech experiences and mentoring with industry experts to high school girls across the state and in rural areas to engage and inspire them to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

The SheTech expansion was launched in partnership the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) and the Department of Workforce Services through a grant from Talent Ready Utah. By inspiring and engaging girls across the state and especially in rural areas to […]

2018-07-11T22:22:25-07:00

1,200 Utah High School Girls Experience STEM Careers to Expand Tech Sector and Economy

SheTech Explorer Day engages girls with more than 100 companies and industry experts to activate and inspire future careers in STEM

OREM, Utah (March 3, 2017)—The Women Tech Council today launched the first event of their SheTech program in 2017, a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program that activates, engages and inspires high school girls to pursue STEM fields through giving them hands-on experience and mentoring.

The event, called SheTech Explorer Day, was launched in partnership with Utah Valley University (UVU) and drew 1,200 high school girls to earn industry certifications, problem solve with mentors from more than 100 companies and explore STEM careers through activities like robotics, coding, 3D printing, pixel art and […]

2017-06-02T00:00:56-07:00

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 […]

2018-07-11T22:19:02-07:00

Women Tech Council to Launch TechArt Hour of Code Creating Largest Girl-Coded Living Digital Display 

Announced today in the White House Fact Sheet as part of National Computer Science Education Week Programs

SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 5, 2016) — Women Tech Council (WTC) today announced the launch of TechArt Hour of Code, the largest girl-coded initiative engaging 10,000 girls across the state to create a living digital display. The program was announced today in the White House Fact Sheet for its impact and opportunity to engage more girls in computer science education, and is part of a national movement around coding during National Computer Science Education Week.  

The TechArt program is in partnership with Dell EMC, Comcast, Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Utah STEM Action Center, school CTE directors, and the University of Utah Athletics.  

The TechArt Hour of Code program teaches students basic coding skills as they create a tile including […]

2018-07-11T22:15:47-07:00

Women Tech Council TechArt Hour of Code, Largest Girl-Coded Living Digital Display

Women Tech Council (WTC) today announced the launch of TechArt Hour of Code, the largest girl-coded initiative engaging 10,000 girls across the state to create a living digital display. The program was announced today in the White House Fact Sheet for its impact and opportunity to engage more girls in computer science education, and is part of a national movement around coding during National Computer Science Education Week.

The TechArt program is in partnership with Dell EMC, Comcast, Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Utah STEM Action Center, school CTE directors, and the University of Utah Athletics.

The TechArt Hour of Code program teaches students basic coding skills as […]

2017-09-20T15:38:53-07:00

The Leonardo and Women Tech Council Launch Women Innovators

The Leonardo and Women Tech Council (WTC) have partnered to open the Women Innovators exhibit, a highly interactive exhibit showing the impact of women in driving innovation in business and technology. Unveiled Wednesday, November 16, the exhibit features a touch screen interface with profiles of 162 women leaders in a variety of industries, including tech, aerospace, computer science, engineering, life sciences and business. The interactive touch screen display allows viewers to see the innovations and accomplishments of each woman. The exhibit also includes physical assets showcasing other innovations donated by some of the companies featured within the exhibit.

“Inspiring innovation and creativity in our visitors is at the center of everything we do here at The […]

2017-09-20T15:39:25-07:00

Award Recipients Named in Ninth Annual Women Tech Awards

SALT LAKE CITYSept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Women Tech Council (WTC) recognized seven technology-focused women who are driving innovation, leading technology companies and contribution to the technology economy in the Ninth Annual Women Tech Awards held today at the Grand America Hotel.

The event, presented by Domo, EY, Vivint Smart Home, EMC, Governor’s Office of Economic Development, USTAR, Varian Medical and MountainWest Capital Network, was keynoted by Julie Hanna, Presidential Ambassador of Global Entrepreneurship.

2018-07-11T22:05:46-07:00

Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship Julie Hanna to Keynote Women Tech Awards

2016 Women Tech Awards to recognize women leading the technology industry

SALT LAKE CITYSept. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Women Tech Council (WTC) is excited to announce Julie Hanna, Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, will be the keynote speaker at the 9th annual Women Tech Awards. The event will be held on Thursday, September 22 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City. The Awards are sponsored by Domo, EMC, Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Vivint Smart Home, EY, USTAR, and Varian Medical.

2018-07-11T22:05:23-07:00

Miller Business Resource Center New Site For Women Tech Council

Salt Lake Community College’s Miller Business Resource Center (MBRC) at the Miller Campus in Sandy is now home to the Women Tech Council (WTC). Founded in 2007, the Women Tech Council provides mentoring, visibility and networking for women.

“Women Tech Council plays a critical role in elevating women in technology professions,” said Beth Colosimo, Executive Director of MBRC.  “No other organization in the state is as laser focused on creating opportunities for young girls, women returning to the workforce and professional women who want to learn, network and become a stronger, more visible force in the burgeoning tech community in Utah.”

At their home on the SLCC Miller Campus, WTC will continue to raise awareness, plan events […]

2017-04-06T00:45:35-07:00

Women Tech Council Announces 2016 Award Finalists Driving Technology, Innovation and Business

Winners to be announced September 22 at awards luncheon

SALT LAKE CITYJune 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Women Tech Council (WTC) announced today the finalists for the ninth annual Women Tech Awards, a prestigious honor recognizing technology-focused women who are driving innovation, leading technology companies, and are key contributors to the technology community. The finalists represent 20 women in a wide range of technology industries, including 3 collegiate finalists. Winners will be announced Sept. 22, 2016 at an awards luncheon from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City (555 S. Main Street). The Awards are sponsored by Domo, EMC, Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Vivint Smart Home, EY, USTAR, […]

2018-07-11T21:53:36-07:00
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