Women Tech Awards

6th Annual Women Tech Award Finalists

The Women Tech Council will host its Sixth Annual Women Tech Awards Sept. 12, 2013 and will honor 17 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 Ernst & Young, Stoel Rives, USTAR, eBay, HireVue, ATK, Wells Fargo and MountainWest Capital Network. Finalists and award recipients will be honored at an awards luncheon.

Over the past six years the WTC has honored 90 women, 15 university students and sponsored over 100 high school students for the awards helping to inspire the next generation of STEM focused students. This past year the WTC launched a scholarship program which offered four high school students, pursuing STEM degrees, scholarships. They have also introduced the Academic Excellence Award for university-level students. Women Tech Council is thrilled to be able to impact the education community in such a meaningful way.

Congratulations to the 2013 finalists!

Shani Allsop, REES Capital

Elena Balasa, L-3 Communications

Catherine Ball, Ancestry.com

Cheryl Snapp Conner, Snapp Conner PR

Cathy Donahoe, Domo

Ashley Dreier, Health Equity

Melissa Floor, Chargeback.com

Sharlene Hawkes, Remember My Service Productions

Amanda Hudson, Western Governors University

Maile Keone, VacationRoost

Kristi Knight, Vivint

Sarah Lehman, ENVE

Denise Leleux, eBay

Cory Schaeffer, Listen Technologies

Lynda Talgo, eBay

Zlatina Todorov, O.C. Tanner

Clare Wysocki, ATK

The three student finalists are:

Sara Ehlert, Brigham Young University, Electrical Engineering

Rosalie Waller, University of Utah, Bioengineering

Dayna Stevenson, Westminster College, Computer Science

Pulled from the finalists the award recipients will be announced at the awards luncheon. A selection committee from the technology industry, venture, government and professional communities selected the finalists and will select the award recipients.

The keynote speaker is Jennifer Lawton the president of MakerBot. She previously held the title of chief strategy officer. Lawton has been with MakerBot since 2011 and has been responsible for the overall strategy and growth of the company, including strategic partnerships, product development, and retail. In addition to her work with MakerBot, she is a respected company builder, technologist, and advocate for fostering entrepreneurship.

Event Details
Date: Thursday September 12, 2013
Time: 12:00-1:30
Location: Grand America Hotel
555 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT

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