Women Tech Awards to be held on September 22

SALT LAKE CITYJuly 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 sponsored over 300 high school students to attend the awards, helping to inspire the next generation of STEM-focused students. Women Tech Council is thrilled to be able to support the education community in such a meaningful way.

The Women Tech Award finalists, listed alphabetically, are as follows:

  • Kathy Allman, Orbital ATK
  • Joy Driscoll Durling,  Adobe Systems
  • Jana Francis, Steals.com
  • Megan Herrick, Pluralsight
  • Helen Knaggs, NuSkin Inc
  • Jill Layfield, Backcountry.com
  • Denise Leleux, eBay
  • Amanda Peeler, SpinGo
  • Tricia Schumann, Arches Health Plan
  • Stormy Simon, Overstock.com
  • Mary Sinnott, Surgical Frontiers
  • Archana Thiagarajan, Adobe Systems
  • Victoria Marie Thomas, Lucid Software
  • Mary Ann White, Orbital ATK
  • JaeLynn Williams, 3M
  • Catherine Wong, Domo

We are also pleased to recognize the following three university student finalists:

  • Jessica Harris, Utah Valley University
  • JoCee PorterUniversity of Utah
  • Ioana SchirirnetBrigham Young University

“We love this opportunity to recognize women in technology who are impacting the technology economy in a meaningful way. The 16 finalists represent an elite group of women, they are inspiring and helping create tremendous value in the ecosystem,” said Cydni Tetro, President of the Women Tech Council. “And it is our honor to provide a platform to recognize women of this caliber. Congratulations to this year’s finalists.”

From these 16 finalists, the award recipients will be announced at the awards luncheon on September 22. The judging panel includes key members from the technology, venture, government, and professional organizations; they selected the finalists and will interview and select the award recipients.

Tickets for the event are $85.00 for members and $95.00 for non-members. Premier tables for 10 guests are available for $750.00.  Tickets can be purchased online at womentechcouncil.org.

Event details
Date: Tuesday September 22, 2015
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm
Location: Grand America Hotel   
555 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT

Founded in 2007, the Women Tech Council is an organization that is focused on networking, mentoring, visibility, and opportunities for women in technology. We provide leadership, resources, and mentoring for women while maintaining a strong bond with the business community supporting avenues for top technology talent and visible sponsorship opportunities. We support women in technology companies, women in technology roles in other companies, and women-owned and women-operated technology companies. We pride ourselves on recognizing women leaders and entrepreneurs in the technology business and supporting them.