Of the six women honored last fall by Utah’s Women Tech Council and MountainWest Capital Network for their contributions in technology, five were BYU grads. Cynthia Hardy Snow (BA ’71), Carine Strom Clark (BA ’87), Carolyn Bennion McClain (BS ’85), Angela Trego (BS ’92), and Nicole Toomey-Davis (BS ’87) were chosen from 16 finalists throughout the state.
Snow received the Technology Trailblazer Award. The first female to graduate from BYU with a degree in computer science, she has worked on various Department of Defense projects during her career. She has also taught at Boise State University and BYU and is on the board of directors of ContentWatch, which provides Internet filtering services.
Clark was given the Leadership Excellence Award. Currently the senior vice president of marketing for Symantec, she has 20 years of experience building
uccessful software companies. Her leadership helped the technology company Altiris grow revenues from $62 million to $230 million in four years.
McClain drives architecture for Novell identity and security-management products. Her innovative nature has provided Novell with four issued U.S. patents and more than 10 pending patents. She received the Technology Innovator Award.
Trego is a director of physical integration at ATK
Launch Systems Inc., where she has provided significant contributions to the aeronautics field. She has three patents (one pending) and has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and conference papers on aeronautics. She has helped develop ATK’s professional women’s group with a goal of gaining and retaining women’s interest in the sciences. She received the Rising Star Award.
Toomey-Davis, director of the Centers of Excellence Program in the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, was given the Community Builder Award. She was recruited to help find commercial applications for some of Utah’s most promising university-developed technologies. Additionally, she is president and CEO of Enclavix, which develops software and other technology.