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The “She” Suite

March 15 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm MDT

Women are woefully underrepresented in leadership roles and especially in C-level* positions. Let’s start changing that.

So, how do we get more women to the top and create a new type of C-Suite that is representative, inclusive, and diverse?

Join us for an exciting conversation with some inspiring and extraordinary C-level women in our community. Learn about their journey to the top, their approaches to leadership, lessons learned along the way, advice for attendees, and their vision for a future that uplifts and includes more women executives and leaders.

*(C = Chief and describes the highest-ranking positions in an organization. e.g., CEO or CFO)

This conversation will be held virtually. Attendees can join and ask questions via the embedded live stream on this page.

Panelists


Mary Beckerle

Mary Beckerle, Ph.D.
CEO, Huntsman Cancer Institute
University of Utah

Mary Beckerle, Ph.D. serves as CEO of Huntsman Cancer Institute, a comprehensive cancer research and clinical care facility at the University of Utah. Under Beckerle’s leadership, HCI has doubled the size of its hospital and research facilities, has been recognized with the highest designation for research excellence by NCI, and has been named a top cancer hospital by US News and World Report. An internationally recognized scientist focused on fundamental aspects of cancer cell biology and Ewing’s sarcoma, Beckerle received the 2018 Alfred G. Knudson Award from NCI. She is a respected leader in science and policy, having served as president of the American Society of Cell Biology, on the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director, and on the Blue Ribbon Panel for VP Biden’s Cancer Moonshot initiative. She currently serves on various research institute advisory boards, and the Boards of Directors of Huntsman Corporation and Johnson & Johnson.

Sara Jones

Sara Jones
President, InclusionPro

As CEO of InclusionPro® (www.inclusionpro.com), Sara builds transformative strategies for diversity, inclusion and equity. She serves clients in all sectors locally and nationally. She is a featured TED Speaker (go.ted.com/sarajonees), a University of Utah Distinguished Alum (2021), Utah Business Magazine’s CEO of the Year (2019), and a Distinguished Alumna of the U of U College of Engineering (2017). Sara is a founder of Women Tech Council (WTC). She serves on the Utah State Workforce Development Board, Board of Trustees for Intermountain Healthcare Salt Lake Valley Hospitals.

Beatryx Washington

Beatryx Washington
EVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, O.C. Tanner Company

O.C. Tanner develops strategic employee recognition and reward solutions that helps Fortune 1000 companies develop and improve their corporate culture.  As O.C. Tanner’s General Counsel, Beatryx leads the Legal, Contracts, Information Security and Internal Audit teams.  Beatryx provides creative and practical solutions to the senior executive team regarding compliance, security, intellectual property, M&A activities, and employment matters. 

Beatryx previously served as SVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of LifeVantage Corporation (NASDAQ:LFVN), where she advised the company’s board of directors and senior executive team on governance and strategic objectives, influencing business paths and tactical decisions. Prior to serving as LifeVantage’s General Counsel, Beatryx served as LifeVantage’s Associate General Counsel and Corporate Counsel.  Beatryx has also held various legal and contract management roles for EnergySolutions, Inc. (NYSE:ES, withdrawn in 2013) GKN Aerospace (LON:GKN) and ARINC Engineering Service, Inc. Beatryx serves on the board of Ballet West, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law, Salt Lake Community College Foundation and the Waterford School.

Nicholina Womack

Nicholina Womack
CEO/Founder, FutureINDesign

Nicholina Womack earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and her professional career includes directing programs aimed at helping individuals expand their skills and abilities to provide themselves with a better path forward in life. She designed, directed and implemented the first Salt Lake County Government sponsored after-school program for at-risk students; advocated for community and justice through managing volunteers and community outreach; oversaw the development and operations for the YouthWorks program for NeighborWorks; and moved into founding FutureINDesign, a nonprofit workforce development organization that strives to uplift the unrecognized experts in rural and other areas of Utah. She is dedicated to supporting others who need second chances or improving their skills to better provide for themselves and their families.

Catherine Wong

Catherine Wong
Chief Operating Officer and EVP of Engineering, Domo

Catherine brings extensive technology and operational management experience to Domo’s seasoned leadership team and has led the development of Domo’s award-winning platform. Her customer-centric approach continues to propel Domo’s ability to grow at rapid speed and scale. Prior to Domo, Catherine held key global leadership roles at Adobe and Omniture across product, M&A, and engineering. Over the course of her career, Catherine has been awarded patents in data segmentation, data visualization, and SaaS data collection. She currently serves on the board of directors for Amplitude and the Women Tech Council. She has previously served on the advisory board for the College of Engineering at the University of Utah and the College of Engineering at Utah State University. She has been recognized as Woman of the Year (2018) and CXO of the Year (2019) by Utah Business Magazine, and in 2020, was named a 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology.

Women's Week

Women’s Week


This event is part of Women’s Week (March 14 – 18).

Women’s Week is an annual, weeklong event focused on gendered issues and challenges faced in today’s socioeconomic and political climate, intersectionality, and cultural movements. This year’s theme, “Shift. Strive. Thrive,” will validate and acknowledge the struggles we have been experiencing over the past two years and explore the ways we are shifting, striving, and thriving to become stronger as we emerge to a new future.

Organizers

Women’s Week Planning Committee

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