Award honors 16 women in technology field
SALT LAKE CITY—The Women Tech Council (WTC) has announced the 16 finalists for its Fourth Annual Women Tech Awards. The program recognizes technology-focused women who are driving innovation, leading technology companies and are key contributors to the community. The event is hosted by Women Tech Council and presented by EnergySolutions, Ernst & Young and Stoel Rives. Finalists and award recipients will be honored at an awards luncheon on Sept. 15, 2011. The event will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Grand America Hotel (555 S. Main in Salt Lake City).
Tickets for the event are $75.00 for members and $85.00 for non-members. Premier tables for 10 guests are available for $750.00. Tickets can be purchased online at womentechcouncil.org.
“These 16 finalists are remarkable examples of the talented women working in the technology field today,” said Cydni Tetro, WTC director. “We are pleased to honor them as they excel in their endeavors throughout various industries.”
Finalists, listed alphabetically, are as follows:
Shawn Adamson, XO Communication
Christine M. Archibald, ManagementPlus
Reyhan Baktur Ph.D, Utah State University
Erin Bolton, Pivot Communications
Wendi P. Coccimiglio, Ascend Alliance Humanitarian
Patricia R. Hall, Goldman Sachs & Co.
Kaye Hanson, Brigham Young University
Sarah B. Hiza Ph.D, ATK Aerospace Systems
Ruey-Jen Jennifer Hwu Ph.D, InnoSys
Susan Johnson, Futura Industries
Kristi Knight, Vivint Inc.
Kate Maloney, Costume Craze
Laura Nelson Ph.D, Red Leaf Resources
Karen J. Quinn, ATK Aerospace Systems
Mary Michelle Scott, Fishbowl Inventory
Sara Harris Watts, Utah Interactive
Tetro added, “This award programs lets us showcase women who are impacting the economy. These women are innovating new products and ideas, creating jobs, contributing to the community and making a difference in the lives of the people around them. This year the reach of the program reached from coast to coast and continues our goals of providing recognition and visibility to women early in their careers and to those who have dedicated a lifetime to the technology industry. We commend these women for their contributions.”
From the 16 finalists, six 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.
Founded in 2007, the Women Tech Council was designed to be an advocate for women who are currently working for technology companies and for those that may work for businesses in other market sectors working with technology in their job roles.