How I learned the value of networking in 10 minutes

Networking is a nearly everyday experience for us MBA students. From in-class speakers to alumni events to mingling with our peers, networking opportunities abound.

Unlike other networking events, however, the Women’s Tech Council Speed Networking event on Oct. 21 offered a unique experience to interface with five inspiring female business leaders from around the Salt Lake valley.

The Women’s Tech Council is a nonprofit community organization that seeks to empower women in technology roles and technology companies through mentoring, networking and visibility. For the past three years, the group has participated in a speed-networking event at the Eccles School. The event was sponsored by Women in Business, a club that aims to engage, develop and support women […]


Women Tech Council Recognizes 2014 Women Tech Awards Recipients

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Yesterday, the Women Tech Council honored 17 trailblazing women with 2014 Women Tech Awards, an annual award recognizing women who are changing the face of technology with ties to Utah. The awards luncheon took place at The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah. Five college students were also recognized for outstanding work in their pursuit of STEM-related fields of study.

Award recipients, are as follows:

  • Academic Excellence – Tina Van Riper, Weber State University
  • Engineering Excellence – Stacy Pierce, Rockwell Collins
  • Education Excellence – Helen Hu, Westminster College
  • Technology Innovator – Kathy Philpot, ATK
  • Marketing […]


When it comes to higher education, does it matter to a hiring manager if someone got a degree through a traditional college or an online program? The answer is no, according to three of Utah’s online education experts.

Sally Johnstone, vice president of academic advancement at Western Governors University; Jonathon Nichols, associate director for online programs at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business; and Claire Peterson, professor and eLearning task force member at Salt Lake Community College, made up the panel of online education experts at the Women Tech Council’s monthly Tech Talk meeting Tuesday, where they discussed several facets of online education, including costs, class sizes, types of online education and the […]


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 Spring Networking Event “Up The Ladder And Through The Ceiling” To Be Held May 20, 2011

Carine Clark – Symantec, Blake Modersitzki – Pelion Partners, Chris Stone – Epic Partners, Lyda Bigelow – University of Utah to Speak at Women Tech Council Spring Networking Event.

Salt Lake City—Women Tech Council (WTC), a Utah-based organization focused on technology-related women in business, is hosting its “Up the Ladder and Through the Ceiling” networking event on May 20, 2011. Leading technology experts will discuss how women move up the career ladder, what skills they need and how being a woman can influence the process. It will take place at One to One Marketing (located at 2912 Executive Pkwy, Ste. 300 in Lehi, Utah), from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. The cost for the event is […]


Women Tech Council’s Tech Talk Focuses on Personalized Healthcare

The presentation will discuss how companies are personalizing medicine by tailoring drugs and treatments to patients’ individual chemistry

SALT LAKE CITY – July 29, 2010The Women Tech Council (WTC), ( will hold its monthly Tech Talk lunch event on Friday, August 20, 2010, at the University of Utah Health Sciences Education Building. The topic for the presentation, “Personalized Medicine,” will be presented by Elaine Lyon, Ph.D., of ARUP Labs and Kenneth G. Chahine, Ph.D., J.D. of the University of Utah. Their presentation will focus on how companies are tailoring drugs and treatments to match patients’ own individual chemistry.

“Both Dr. Lyon and Dr. […]


Award Recipients Named In Second Annual Women Tech Awards

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, […]


Finalists Named In First Annual Women Tech Awards

Women Tech Council and MountainWest Capital Network Join Together to Honor 15 Outstanding Women in Technology on September

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – August 18, 2008 – Fifteen women have been selected as finalists in the first annual Women Tech Awards, presented by Women Tech Council and MountainWest Capital Network. This program is designed to recognize technology-focused women who are driving innovation, leading technology companies, and are key contributors to the community. Finalists and winners will be honored at a special Awards Luncheon on Thursday, September 18, 2008 at the Little America, hosted by MountainWest Capital Network. […]

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