Women Tech Council honors women, diversity and inclusion at 2019 awards

 

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 […]

2019-11-25T21:26:27-07:00

Verizon Business Group CEO, Tami Erwin, as 2019 Women Tech Awards Keynote

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.

More about Tami:

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 […]

2019-10-17T19:41:56-07:00

Utah Girls in Tech Day Take the Challenge

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 […]

2020-09-19T04:30:22-07:00

STEM Experiments to use up that Halloween candy!

Do you end up with tons of candy from holidays gone by? We certainly build a small arsenal of sugary treats and there’s a great use for them too. Science! Check out these fun ways to use up those sweets!

  1. Balloon Experiments – http://www.learnplayimagine.com/2013/10/balloon-experiments-with-candy.html
  2. Skittles Science Activity for Candy Science Experiments with Kids –https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/floating-m-mm-candy-science-experiment/
  3. Floating M M&M Candy Science Experiment –https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/floating-letters/
  4.  Slime (not edible) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiwaxCIYwuM

2018-11-02T18:28:49-07:00

Women Tech Council Honors Top Technology Talent

“By highlighting and promoting top talent in technology, these awards amplify the impact of women across the technology industry and accelerate the growth of the entire sector,” said Cydni Tetro, president and co-founder of WTC. “This platform also brings together the technology community to build dialogue and spur meaningful action towards creating solutions […]

2018-10-26T17:42:28-07:00

Two Organizations Working To Get More Girls Into Tech

In Utah, women only make up around 23 percent of the technological workforce throughout the entire state. However, tech organizations throughout the state, like the Women Tech Council and DevMountain are working hard to get more women involved in the ever-expanding world of technology.

Organizations like these take pride in providing the tech-minded women of Utah with access to continued education, seminars, and even networking events. Without these organizations, the percentages of women in tech throughout Utah would be even lower than they are now. Here are a few of the organizations throughout the state that are working hard to get girls (and women) more involved in the world of technology:

Women’s Tech Council

Headquartered in Salt Lake City, […]

2018-08-10T17:14:58-07:00

Utah biz leaders look out for slowed growth, speak out against tariffs and ‘protectionist’ policies

 

In order to elevate Utah business, leaders in both the private and public sector said the state’s focus needs to be on planning for the future, at the 12th annual Utah Economic Summit on Friday in Salt Lake City.

To adequately plan for Utah’s economic future, two major themes summit presenters looked at are business growth and skills education.

Growth

 “Utah has the most diversified economy in the nation,” said Natalie Gochnour, director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, in her Friday morning presentation looking at Utah’s economic trends.

While 2018 will continue to be a very strong year economically, Gochnour cautioned that she foresees slower business growth for the state in 2019. Utah’s economy […]

2018-04-30T20:28:58-07:00

Local Tech Pros Help Us Crack The Girl Code — And Ban The Words ‘Balance’ And ‘Bossy’

For our Spring 2018 issue of Utah Valley BusinessQ, we invited the women to sit at the table — more specifically, we invited women in tech. These local tech pros have cracked the code on how to work in a male-dominated industry. 

Bennett, BusinessQ: What advice do you give to women in tech?

Birch, MTEC: I talk to so many girls who think they will be a mom and they don’t need to get an education and work. I’m not saying being a stay-at-home mom is a bad thing. But I tell them that the climate right now is for technology. We don’t have many girls in our programs, and when we do, they are asked […]

2018-04-05T19:02:40-07:00

Talent Ready grant program calling for new applicants

SALT LAKE CITY — For young people in rural communities in Utah, finding a meaningful career path can be exceptionally challenging. Students in high school often find work at local fast-food establishments and have little understanding of what options could be available beyond that field.

But a program funded by a grant through the state Department of Workforce Services is helping some kids in rural Utah and statewide find their way to potentially life-changing career choices.

Talent Ready Utah launched its 2018 grant program late last month aimed at creating more work-based learning and career pathway programs for students and adults participating in the labor force. This year, total funding allocated for grants will be $1.92 million, […]

2018-04-05T18:50:59-07:00

2,000 Utah High School Girls Prepare to Fill Tech Job Shortages

SANDY, UtahMarch 1, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — With more than 4,000 open technology jobs in Utah and women representing only 23 percent of the state’s technology workforce, the Women Tech Council today launched SheTech Explorer Day. Drawing a record of 2,000 high school girls from across Utah, this day-long event activates, engages and inspires these girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through hands-on experience and mentoring.

Since launching in 2014, SheTech has motivated and inspired more than 12,000 girls throughout Utah to pursue STEM, some of whom are now enrolled in university STEM degrees seeking careers they first learned about at SheTech. After drawing increasing crowds year over year, the program’s record-high student […]

2018-03-02T23:39:54-07:00

Women Tech Council Reveals 2018 Shatter List

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Women Tech Council, a national organization based in Silicon Slopes focused on increasing the number of women in technology, today released the 2018 Shatter List showcasing 44 technology companies that are creating and enacting practices and cultures that remove the glass ceiling. The list is the first research of the technology industry to review and rate the development and successful implementation of measures that create inclusive cultures where women can contribute and succeed.

“Shattering technology’s glass ceiling requires companies to invest more and be actively engaged in creating cultures and activities that expect and demand inclusivity from top to bottom,” said Cydni Tetro, Women Tech Council president. “By highlighting the companies […]

2018-01-17T22:21:45-07:00
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