Bahrke’s olympic and entrepreneurial experiences will help inspire thousands of high school girls
SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 16, 2021)—Women Tech Council today announced that Shannon Bahrke will be the opening keynote of the 2021 SheTech Live Virtual Summit, a STEM activation program for high school girls. As a two-time Olympic medalist and three-time Olympic athlete turned entrepreneur, Bahrke’s journey of overcoming challenges, being goal-driven, relentlessly pursuing your dreams and embracing your uniqueness will inspire girls attending to overcome the barriers keeping them from pursuing STEM fields and career opportunities in tech.
“One of the biggest barriers for countless girls considering STEM is the lack of mentors and role models who can […]
Today in our remote home offices with constant video calls, taking time to connect with others that inspire and energize us has become critical. Six incredible tech leaders, mentors and sponsors helped lead conversations around topics we are all dealing with – how to navigate our careers, the skills we should be developing and best practices for remote work – and helped provide insight and clarity that helps each one of us grow and develop.
These inspiring tech leaders included Archana Thiagarajan, Director of Experience Design, Adobe, Erica Cuttitta, Director of Software Engineering, Pluralsight, Heather Zynczak, Former CMO of Pluralsight and Domo, Mandi Fang, VP & GM, Dealertrack DMS, Vicki Sudlow Vice […]
Welcome to 2021, and Happy New Year. We all had the unexpected experiences of 2020 with its ups and downs, its growth and opportunities, and its trials. As the year ended, I reflected on how grateful I am personally and professionally for the people in the Women Tech Council community. This community, at every turn and twist, looked for ways to lift each other up, learn from each other, and find ways to connect and support each other.
As an organization, we, like all of you, had to modify the way we approached every program and interaction to find ways that would create value, impact, and […]
Like everyone, the last few months have created change and new rituals for work and home and life balance. Here are the things that I am doing to help manage my 2020.
The Founder and President of the Women Tech Council non-profit organization, and a mother of three. Since moving to work from home full-time in March, I created a designated work space in my house. It has become my command center. I found that I needed to have multiple computers in a space with good lighting and acoustics. Multiple computers and devices allow me to stay current with various streams of information and connected to my team and customers… read more
With traditional education disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for innovative solutions for real world challenges, the Women Tech Council takes its annual SheTech summit in a live virtual format for the first time ever.
If you’re wondering what SheTech is all about, it’s program focused on engaging high school girls into science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.
The Women Tech council has found that the young women need role models, mentors, and most importantly hands-on experience on a consistent basis. Thursday’s virtual summit provided a space for high school girls to discover the opportunities and possibilities STEM careers offer…read more
The Women Tech Council held its 12th annual Women Tech Awards on Wednesday at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, recognizing and honoring women in technology for their impact on the tech industry and economy. Among the 22 finalists were several women who work for Utah County companies, such as Adobe, Domo, Workfront, Instructure and more.
Although most of the award winners work for Salt Lake City-based companies, Utah Valley University physics student Jessica Jones walked away with the STEM Pathway award, and Adobe was given the Impact Award for their efforts to increase industry inclusion and diversity.
Besides the finalists and their families, friends and coworkers, the event also brought 150 female high school […]
Tami Erwin, EVP & Group CEO Verizon Business Group, was our keynote for the 2019 Women Tech Awards.
She leads a $30B+ business and is a passionate advocate for advancing women at all levels in technology. Tami’s experience and work echoes our mission of promoting women in tech, and further validates the importance of recognizing the women growing the technology industry. In addition to providing the keynote address, Tami helped us recognize our 18 finalists and award recipients.
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Tami Erwin is widely recognized for her strategic impact, marketing and operations focus, technical savvy, and passion for people. As CEO of Verizon Business Group, a $30B+ business with over 26,000 employees that would be among […]
Utah is committed to accelerating the number of girls in the STEM talent pipeline through a unified effort across industry, community, education and government. This year the Women Tech Council, legislature and Governor worked together to declare March 20 Utah Girls in Tech day. We are excited by the united support for girls in tech.
On this day, we ask parents, educators, companies and communities to engage girls in various opportunities to celebrate girls in tech, learn about tech careers, interact with role models and be inspired to pursue tech careers.
As part of this important day, the Women Tech Council created the GIT Challenge. The challenge is designed to […]
The Women Tech Council will be holding its first 3×3 Connections event — a new series focused specifically on expanding networks for women and men. This will be a chance to hear from industry experts while engaging in active networking to build mentoring and career opportunities. At each 3×3 Connections event, there will be three topics led by three connectors. The connectors create a dynamic environment where everyone interacts with the connectors and others in their group.
This first event is from noon to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 28 at MX in Lehi, and will feature Jacqueline White, Scott Jensen and Susan Cashen, three sales tech and marketing connectors. They will discuss executive pathways, tech marketing, and […]