Women Tech Council and MountainWest Capital Network Recognized Six Award Recipients Selected From Sixteen Finalists

SALTLAKECITY, Sept. 24, 2009 – Sixteen women were recognized at the second annual Women Tech Awards Ceremony, presented by Women Tech Council and MountainWest Capital Network, which recognizes technology-focused women who are driving innovation, leading technology companies, and are key contributors to the community. The sold out event was emceed by Shauna Lake of KUTV 2 news. Marguerite Hancock, Associate Director of Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, keynoted the event.

Six Award Recipients were announced. Award presenters from EnergySolutions, Ernst & Young, Epic Ventures, Novell, USTAR, and Workman Nydegger recognized the following women:

Carine Clark, Symantec – Leadership Excellence
Cindy L. Snow, ContentWatch – Technology Trailblazer
Carolyn B. McClain, Novell – Technology Innovator
Angela Trego, Ph.D., P.E., ATK Space Systems – Rising Star
Nicole Toomey Davis, Governor’s Office of Economic Development – Community Builder
Cynthia Furse, Ph.D., LiveWire Test Labs and University of Utah – Education Excellence

Lex Watterson, President of MountainWest Capital Network, said, “This unique Award program will continue to grow as it recognizes great women who provide leadership in technology and business here in Utah.”

“Recognizing these women also gives us an opportunity to honor the great companies that foster their careers,” said Cydni Tetro, Executive Director, Women Tech Council and CMO at FamilyLink. “We were overwhelmed by the support these companies made to their finalists.”

Each Award Recipient received a hand-crafted statue entitled “Defying Gravity,” specially designed for the event by award-winning artist Andrew Smith. A selection committee from private industry, venture, government and academic communities selected the Finalists and Award Recipients.

The six Award Recipients were recognized from a group of sixteen outstanding Finalists. The Finalists, listed alphabetically, are as follows:

Amy Rees Anderson, MediConnect Global
Reyhan Baktur, Ph.D., Utah State University
Sheh Bertram, Zions Bancorporation
Carol J. Campbell, Ph.D., ATK Space Systems
Carine Clark, Symantec
Nicole Toomey Davis, Governor’s Office of Economic Development
Vicki E. Farrar, Esq., Catheter Connections
Cynthia Furse, Ph.D., LiveWire Test Labs and University of Utah
Carolyn B. McClain, Novell
Kelly McCrystal, SpectrumDNA
Laurie Nylund, Celio Corp
Pollyanna Pixton, Accelinnova
Cindy Sanders, Novell
Cindy L. Snow, ContentWatch
Angela Trego, Ph.D., P.E., ATK Launch Systems
Suzanne Winters, Ph.D., BioInnovations Gateway

About MountainWest Capital Network

Founded in 1983 and based in Salt Lake City, MountainWest Capital Network is devoted to supporting entrepreneurial success through networking, educational events, fostering the dynamic flow of information about capital formation and distribution, and recognizing and rewarding performance. Members include a broad mix of business leaders, entrepreneurs, venture capital providers, professional consultants, attorneys, bankers, accountants, etc.. In addition to networking events, premier programs that MWCN provides to the business community include the Utah 100 Program, Entrepreneur of the Year and the Utah Deal-Flow Report. Membership information is available through the MWCN website www.mwcn.org or via email at [email protected].