Sandy, Utah – May 19, 2008 – Women Tech Council (WTC), a non-profit organization that provides leadership, support and mentorship for women in all levels of the technology industry, announced today a call for nominations for the first Women Tech Awards 2008. The Women Tech Awards will recognize technology-focused women who are driving innovation, influencing technology companies, and are passionate about the community. Judges for the Women Tech Awards are selected from among the top technology companies and professional firms in Utah. Nominations for the Women Tech Awards will be open until June 18, 2008. An online nomination form is available at www.womentechcouncil.org.
The Awards Recipients and Finalists will be recognized at a Women Tech Awards Luncheon on September 18, 2008, hosted by MountainWest Capital Network (www.mwcn.org), Utah’s first and largest business networking organization. Awards Recipients and Finalists will be recognized in various media and online outlets.
“Recent research shows that the number of high-level women in technology related fields has risen over the past five years. Women are also climbing the corporate ladder in technology, achieving C-Level status at many corporations throughout the state,” said Cydni Tetro, Executive Director Women Tech Council and VP of Products and Marketing at NextPage. “This is a great opportunity to recognize your colleagues, clients, and other notable women for this prestigious award.”
“The Women Tech Awards follows on the heels of two very successful events we held this year. Women Tech Council is proving to be the relevant organization for women in technology leadership,” said Sara Jones, Board Member of WTC and Shareholder at Workman Nydegger.
Devin Thorpe, President of MountainWest Capital Network and Managing Director of TOIP at USTAR, said, “We are very excited about hosting the first event of this kind. We fully support and applaud women leaders who are driving innovation and deal flow in the Mountain West.”