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Women Tech Council Announces 2014 Finalists

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SALT LAKE CITY, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Women Tech Council (WTC) will host its Seventh Annual Women Tech Awards Luncheon on Sept. 17, 2014, honoring 17 women in the technology field. The Tech Awards recognize technology-focused women who are driving innovation, leading technology companies, and are key contributors to the community. Sponsored by EY, USTAR, Wells Fargo, and MountainWest Capital Network, 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 seven years, WTC has been able to honor 110 women, 20 university students, and sponsored over 250 high school students for 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:

    --  Parissa Aghdase, L-3 Communication
    --  Bobbie Alexandrova, Fusion-io
    --  Stacy Bamberg, Veristride
    --  Elizabeth Bonderson, ATK Aerospace
    --  Susan Cashen, Control 4
    --  Deborah Dixon, Handstands Inc
    --  Misty Frost, Instructure
    --  Jodie Hewitson, Tanner
    --  Helen Hu, Westminster College
    --  Julie Kehoe, Domo
    --  Laura Kiessner, Packsize International, LLC
    --  Michelle Kolbe,
    --  Tammy Moskites, Venafi
    --  Nicole Neumarker, Alliance Health
    --  Kathy Philpot, ATK Aerospace
    --  Stacy Pierce, Rockwell Collins
    --  Raquel Smith, eBay

"We love this opportunity to recognize women in technology, women who are leading companies, driving innovation and creating technology. The 17 finalists represent an elite group of women," said Cydni Tetro, President 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 17 finalists, the award recipients will be announced at the awards luncheon on September 17. A selection committee from the technology industry, venture, government, and professional communities selected the finalists and will select the award recipients.

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

Event Details:
Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Time: 12:00-1:30
Location: Grand America Hotel
555 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT


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.

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-owned and women-operated technology companies. We pride ourselves on recognizing women leaders and entrepreneurs in the technology business and supporting them.

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