Salt Lake City—As Utah’s tech industry continues its rise, diversity of thought is more important than ever. The Women Tech Council, committed to increasing the presence of women and girls in STEM fields, held their tenth annual awards Friday to highlight the accomplishments of women professionals in tech fields.

“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 these women have in technology through our awards and inclusion of industry leaders such as Safra Catz, we promote their contributions through a platform that showcases and amplifies their impact in the tech community at large.”

The keynote speech at the awards ceremony, given by Catz, focused on how entrepreneurs and leaders in the state can help create further success for themselves and their companies. Catz, who is CEO of Oracle Corporation, emphasized the importance of diversity in the technology landscape.

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