Leaders progress in propelling Utah women in tech forward, despite ranking No. 36 in U.S.

This Summit sought to further last year’s talking points on the subject of inclusion in the technology workplace. More than just talking though, the WTC and its business partners are also proactively driving awareness and action on more diversity in the tech industries. Cydni Tetro, co-founder/executive director, and fellow WTC members announced the recent launch of a new WTC program, the Inclusion Best Practices Forum.

As Tetro explained, the Inclusion Best Practices Forum’s work is to partner with local companies who are leaders in workplace diversity. Forum organizer’s plan to break down these companies’ best practices so they can be duplicated and adopted within other companies. Through this, they will be building data – […]


Now Accepting Nominations for Tech Awards

Nominations for the 10th Annual Women Tech Awards will be open May 1-31. We need your help nominating and recognizing all of the great talent in the tech industry. Nomination is really easy, we just need you to tell us, at a minimum, name, email, company and title.

The Women Tech Awards has honored over 150 women, the award platform recognizes technology-focused women who are driving innovation, influencing technology companies, and are passionate about the community. Nominees should have ties to Utah, but are not required to be a Utah resident. Finalists and Award Recipients will be honored in September at the Women Tech Awards Luncheon.

Nominations must be submitted by May 31, 2017. Send an email […]


SUU professor receives Women Tech Council award

Shalini Kesar, associate professor of information systems at SUU, received the education excellence awarded at the 2016 Women Tech Awards on Sept. 22 in Salt Lake City.

The event, hosted by the Women Tech Council (WTC), recognizes Utah women in tech fields “who are innovators, leaders and key contributors in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields,” according to a news release.

“It was an honor to be nominated among such talented woman with great accomplishments,” Kesar said. “To win an education excellence award was inspiring and motivating to continue work on efforts that increase participation of women in IT.”

Kesar was one of six Utah women to be receive the distinction this year. The recipients represented some of the […]


Women in tech honored for outstanding achievement

Being a high-achieving woman in the world of technology or business requires intelligence, determination, grit and the unwavering belief that success is attainable.

“The seed of entrepreneurship begins with a dream, and one dream can transform a million realities,” said Julie Hanna, Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship.

She was the keynote speaker at the Women Tech Awards Thursday at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, presented by the Women Tech Council — a Utah-based nonprofit trade association that provides mentoring, visibility and networking for women in technology fields.

Born in Egypt, Hanna said her family fled civil wars in two countries — Jordan and Lebanon — before settling in the United States in the early 1970s. […]


Women’s Tech Council Honors Leaders for Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges

You can tell a lot about a place by what kind of conversations are taking place there, observed Julie Hanna, keynote speaker at the Women’s Tech Awards Thursday.

“[In Utah], I feel like I’m in the future,” Hanna said. “You have a mindset I think is an example for the rest of the world and the country.”

That mindset and the women promoting it were recognized at the ninth annual Women’s Tech Council awards. Hanna, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor who has founded or headed companies like WebMD and who currently serves as executive chair of the board at Kiva, drew on her experience as a refugee and immigrant to illustrate the power of dreams and […]


11 Utah organizations changing the tech game for women

SALT LAKE CITY — The Silicon Slopes are growing more diverse thanks to innovative groups, initiatives, organizations and companies that are pushing for more Utah women to pursue technology careers. Many female leaders at major tech companies are leading the charge.

Utah, which topped Forbes’ list of Best States for Business, has high household incomes and great job-growth rates. Forbes calls it a “technology hub,” with companies like Novell, WordPerfect, Microsoft, Oracle and Adobe Systems building major hubs within the state.

“The talent pool in Utah is incredible,” Scott Murray, vice president of global customer experience for eBay, told the Associated Press. An integral part of that talent pool […]


Domo’s Catherine Wong Receives Technology Leadership Award From Women Tech Council

SILICON SLOPES, Utah –September 22, 2015– Catherine Wong, senior vice president of engineering at Domo, has been honored with the prestigious Technology Leadership Award from the Women Tech Council (WTC). The award was presented today at WTC’s Women Tech Awards, an annual event recognizing top Utah professionals who are driving innovation, building companies and making key contributions to Utah’s technology community.

Wong was recognized for her accomplishments as a technologist and engineering leader who has helped build Utah’s most high-profile SaaS companies –Omniture/Adobe and Domo. At Domo, she drives the development of the world’s first business management platform – technology designed to change the way business is run. Wong joined Domo from Adobe and Omniture, […]


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 […]


The Women Tech Awards Phenomenon

Women Tech Council just celebrated its 7th Annual Women Tech Awards. To date, 77 women have been recognized through this powerful program, thanks to our community of 2,000+ women and men who support our programs. The Women Tech Awards has brought the tech community together for 7 years now, with over 700 attending this most recent event. Now that we have a sense of our community, it’s interesting to look at what happens to the Finalists after they are recognized.

With six full years of Finalist data, I was able to look at the career movement of our Finalists after they had been named a Finalist. First, I grouped Finalists by award year to see how many of […]


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 […]

Liz Wiseman, Best Selling Author, to Keynote 2014 Women Tech Awards

Women Tech Awards to recognize 17 finalists and 5 university finalists

 SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 7,  2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Women Tech Council is pleased to announce that Liz Wiseman, author of Wall Street Journal bestseller Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, and president of the Wiseman Group, will address the 7th annual Women Tech Awards luncheon. The event will be held Wednesday, September 17, at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City. Over 700 are expected to be in attendance.

Liz Wiseman teaches leadership to executives around the world. She is the president of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in […]

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