On September 12 the Salt Lake technology community joined the Women Tech Council to celebrate and honor women who are driving innovation, leading technology companies and making an impact in the community.
It’s clear from Jennifer’s keynote that her she is passionate about the inspirational projects MakerBot is involved with. Robohand is a set of fingers that open and close to grasp things based on the motion of the wrist. It gives parents of children who need prosthetics a cost effective solution. Because children grow so quickly typically they are not fitted for prosthetics because they are so expensive. Jennifer noted “it’s an incredible experience to take a technology and make such a difference.” Indeed!
- Ask and take. You have to be willing to ask for help, for what you want, for what you need. She believes that is how she was able to get Stephen King to a book signing when she owned a small book store in Greenwich, CT.
- Don’t feel resentful. If you do, it may be time to move on.
- Life is not a dress rehearsal. There are no do-overs so make sure you’re always giving it your best.
A selection committee from technology, venture, and government communities selected the finalists and then recognized the award recipients for varied categories.The 2013 award recipients are: Academic Excellence: Dayna Stevenson, Westminster College, Trailblazer: Catherine Ball, Ancestry.com, Human Capital Leadership: Cathy Donahoe, DOMO, Rising Star: Clare Wysocki, ATK, Business Excellence: Sarah Lehman, ENVE Composites, Technical Excellence: Zlatina Todorov, O.C. Tanner, Leadership Excellence: Lynda Talgo, eBay