5 goals that will make your business grow in 2018

By: Stacia Barton, SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah)


Our Tech Innovators Series continues with the Women Tech Council, where every month we talk about the tools, resources and skills that entrepreneurs need to turn their million-dollar ideas into thriving businesses and life-changing products. Cydni Tetro, President of the Women Tech Council, and LaRae Wright, Co-Founder of SWP Enterprises, joined Nicea DeGering with some resolutions you should be making for your business. These resolutions can be put in place regardless of the size to help your million-dollar idea really take off this year.

Cydni explains there are five key goals or resolutions entrepreneurs should make to propels their businesses and ideas to the next level in 2018. They are:

1. Find mentors or […]


‘Quite a big change for Utah’: Businesses promise to interview at least one woman for top-level jobs

There are no women on the 11-member executive team that leads Overstock.com, a Utah-based online store that sells designer brands and home goods.

On its board, a woman serves as chair. There are several women on its vice presidential team. But there are no women at the senior vice president level and above.

In a step toward changing that gender imbalance, Overstock.com has joined at least 27 other Utah-based companies in signing the ParityPledge — a vow to interview at least one qualified woman for all openings at the vice president level and higher, including the board of […]


SheTech Explorer Day

March 1 marks the first SheTech Explorer Day of the year. 300 different STEM industry experts will be at UVU to mentor the 1,500 high schools girls expected to attend.

The event offers engaging hands on experience. Attendees can expect to dabble in robotics, coding, diamond cutting, pixel art, biotech, and forensics under the guidance of experts. This exposure helps inspire girls to pursue STEM in their educations and careers.

“As the technology sector continues to grow in Silicon Slopes and worldwide, so does the demand for skilled, qualified workers to fill the multiplying number of jobs in […]


Tech summit highlights Utah’s Silicon Slopes

SALT LAKE CITY — Developing more home-grown talent is a major concern for Utah business and technology leaders gathered at a two-day summit at the Salt Palace.

“We have to get more into our high schools and into our colleges to create the skills that we need in this state,” said Cydni Tetro, co-founder and executive director of Women Tech Council, at Thursday’s opening of the inaugural Silicon Slopes Tech Summit.

With about 5,000 tech companies in Utah, and more created each year, the need for qualified, educated talent is constantly growing, Silicon Slopes executive board member Carine Clark said. The tech industry needs to help develop a statewide program that can cultivate and inspire more young […]


Influence Podcast – Women Tech Council

In this Influence Podcast interview, we know you will sense the extraordinary determination and talent of Cydni Tetro and Sara Jones, two successful entrepreneurs who, in their “spare time” co-founded the Women Tech Council nine years ago, a scrappy not-for-profit that now has more than 10,000 members!

With a degree in computer science and an MBA, both from BYU, Cydni is a successful technologist and marketing guru who has built a career with some of the world’s largest brands like Disney, Microsoft, Marvel, Star Wars, Facebook, MLB, MLS, Warner Brothers, Dreamworks, Target, Walmart, and Toys R Us. She is the founder and CEO of 3DplusMe, a 3D printing software platform, that was recently acquired by WhiteClouds […]


3 Utah business leaders share the secrets to their success

Becoming a successful leader in business requires strength of mind, an indomitable spirit and the ability to guide others to high achievement.

Here are the stories of three women who took different career paths to business success, marshaling their talents, education and work ethic into business success. Their message? Following your dreams requires preparation.

 Sara Jones

For Sara Jones, 42, her path to career success began with her birth in Korea and adoption by a Utah family at age 2, raised by two parents with two sisters.

As a child growing up, she became known as an academic overachiever, graduating from Jordan High in 1992, receiving her undergraduate degree […]


Recap: Talent Innovation Summit.

We’ve all heard about the serious dearth of women in tech roles. At Google, for example, women make up 30% of the company’s workforce, but hold 17 percent of the company’s tech jobs. At Facebook, women fill 15 percent of tech roles. At Twitter, it’s just 10 percent.

Worse yet, women stand to gain one new STEM job for every 20 that are lost in other disrupted industries.

But how do we close the tech industry gender gap? Last week’s inaugural Talent Innovation Summit, sponsored by the Women Tech Council and held at Adobe’s Utah office, aimed to get the conversation started. Senior executives, HR personnel, business leaders, and a standing-room-only crowd gathered to discuss […]


New summit striving to address problems for women in Utah tech companies

“Starting the conversation” was the point of the Women Tech Council’s first Talent Innovation Summit Wednesday.

“If we don’t have the conversation, nothing changes,” said WTC president and co-founder Cydni Tetro.

Senior executives, human resources personnel, and business leaders filled Adobe’s Alpha Bravo gym to capacity Wednesday to discuss how to recruit and retain women in local technology companies. Because it was the WTC’s first try at a summit of this size and breadth, the goal was to bring in some top leaders to start the conversation, and present their ideas on what has worked and what hasn’t.

 The sold-out crowd attested to the fact that this is a major need […]

Michelle Munson, CEO of Aspera, an IBM Company, to Keynote 8th Annual Women Tech Awards

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Women Tech Council is pleased to announce that Michelle Munson, CEO of Aspera, will address the 8th annual Women Tech Awards.  The event will be held on Tuesday, September 22 at the Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City.

Michelle is a great example for women in tech. She co-founded Aspera, invented the technology, led the company to a successful acquisition by IBM, and continues to innovate and lead the Aspera business unit within IBM. Munson will keynote this year’s awards and help recognize this year’s Women Tech Award finalists and recipients.

“We are excited to have Michelle keynote the awards this year, her path is inspiring.” […]


Women Tech Council Announces 2015 Award Finalists

SALT LAKE CITY, July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Women Tech Council (WTC) will host its Eighth Annual Women Tech Awards Luncheon on September 22, 2015, honoring 16 women in the technology industry. The Women Tech Awards recognize technology-focused women who are driving innovation, leading technology companies, and are key contributors to the technology community. The Awards are sponsored by EY, USTAR, Vivint, Method Communications, and MountainWest Capital Network, and the event will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Grand America Hotel (555 S. Main in Salt Lake City).

Over the past eight years, WTC has recognized 120 women, 20 university students, and […]


Women Tech Council Announces 2012 Finalists

Women Tech Awards to be held on Sept. 20

SALT LAKE CITYThe Women Tech Council (WTC) will host its Fifth Annual Women Tech Awards on Sept. 20, and will honor 15 women in the technology field. The program recognizes technology-focused women who are driving innovation, leading technology companies and are key contributors to the community. The event is presented by EnergySolutions, Ernst & Young, Stoel Rives, USTAR and MountainWest Capital Network. Finalists and award recipients will be honored at an awards luncheon. The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Grand America Hotel (555 S. Main in Salt Lake City).

Over the past five years WTC has been able to […]


Women Tech Council Opens 2012 Women Tech Awards Nominations

-Fifth annual award will showcase Utah’s top female technology leaders, mentors and entrepreneurs-

SALT LAKE CITY – 2 May 2012The Women Tech Council (WTC), (www.womentechcouncil.org) today announced it is accepting nominations for the 2012 Women Tech Awards. The Women Tech Awards recognize technology-focused women who are driving innovation, leading technology companies and contributing to the community. Nominations will be accepted until May 31, 2012.

“We are honored to recognize the women in Utah who lead the way in the technology field and give back to their communities,” said Cydni Tetro, Women Tech Council director. “This is a great opportunity to recognize your colleagues, clients and other notable women who are doing great […]

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