Women Tech Council holding Brave your Brand event Tuesday
The Women Tech Council will be holding its holiday social, Brave Your Brand, from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Adobe in Lehi.
Two experts will speak on “authentically crafting and living our personal brand.” Joelle Jay is an author, executive coach and principal of the Leadership Research Institute, and will speak on “Leading Yourself to Success.” Farai Madzima, lead UX designer at Shopify and organizer of Pixel Up!, will speak address “I Shouldn’t Be Here and Other Myths.”
The event will also support the nonprofit, Women of the World, which provides support, supplies and education to hundreds of women refugees and their families.
The cost is $30 for members, $40 for non-members and $15 for students. Tickets are available through Eventbrite.
Speakers named for Silicon Slopes Tech Summit 2019
Organizers behind 2019’s Silicon Slopes Tech Summit recently announced the initial speaker lineup for the event that will be Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 in Salt Lake City.
Speakers include: Ben Silbermann, Pinterest CEO; Margo Georgiadis, Ancestry CEO; Alex Rodriguez, baseball legend; Andy Dunn, founder of Bonobos; John Warnock, founder of Adobe; Christine Day, former CEO of Lululemon; Tony Prophet, chief equality officer at Salesforce; Ann Miura-Ko, Floodgate Capital founding partner; Aicha Evans, chief strategy officer at Intel; Vlada Bortnik, Marco Polo founder; and Enrique Lores, president of HP Imaging, Printing and Solutions.
To register for the event, visit https://siliconslopessummit.com.
Utah companies do well on Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work list
Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, announced the winners of its 11th annual Employees’ Choice Awards, honoring the Best Places to Work in 2019 across North America and parts of Europe.
On the 50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For, which honors employers with fewer than 1,000 employees, three Utah companies made the list.
Weave, a patient communication platform based in Lehi, came in at No. 7, with a company rating of 4.9 out of 5. Malouf, a bedding company based in Logan came in right behind them at No. 8, and Disruptive Advertising, a digital advertising company based in Lindon, came in at No. 13.
A few companies, based outside of Utah, but with a major Utah presence, made the 100 Best Places to Work list, which honors employers with 1,000 or more employees. In-N-Out came in No. 3, Adobe came in No. 30, Keller Williams Realty came in No. 57, Costco hit No. 79 and Discount Tire made the 81st spot.
Unlike other workplace awards, the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards are based on the input of employees who voluntarily provide anonymous feedback, by completing a company review about their job, work environment and employer over the past year.
“In today’s tight labor market, job seekers are in the driver’s seat when it comes to deciding where to work and they want to know the inner workings of a company before accepting a new job. To help people find the best jobs and the best companies, the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards recognize employers at the top of their game,” said Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor chief economist, in a press release. “For employers, we know that a satisfied and engaged workforce helps drive financial performance. Glassdoor Best Places to Work winners are strategically investing in company culture, career growth opportunities and more, which also serves as a major recruiting advantage.”