Jennifer Lawton, President of MakerBot, to Keynote 2013 Women Tech Awards

Women Tech Awards to recognize 17 finalists and 3 student finalists

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 6, 2013 — (PRNewswire) — The Women Tech Council is pleased to announce that Jennifer Lawton, president of MakerBot, a leader in the desktop 3D printing industry and recently named by Fast Company as one of "The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Consumer Electronics," will address the 6th annual Women Tech Awards luncheon.  The event will be held Thursday, September 12, at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City.

Jennifer Lawton represents the great things women are doing in technology.  3D printing is leading the Next Industrial Revolution and changing design and prototyping as we know it today. Lawton is at the forefront of that industry, helping drive one of the top 3D printing companies in the world. MakerBot is headquartered in Brooklyn, N.Y., and, was founded in 2009.  The company was recently acquired by Stratasys for more than $400M

Lawton will keynote and help recognize this year's Women Tech Award finalists and recipients.

"The Women Tech Council is thrilled to have Jennifer Lawton keynote the awards," said Cydni Tetro, Women Tech Council President.  "She is an outstanding example of women in technology and a trailblazer in the 3D printing industry."

Jennifer Lawton

Jennifer Lawton is the president of MakerBot. Lawton has been with MakerBot since 2011 and has been responsible for the overall strategy and growth of the company, including strategic partnerships, product development, and retail.  In addition to her work with MakerBot, she is a respected company builder, technologist, and advocate for fostering entrepreneurship.

In 1991, Lawton co-founded Net Daemons Associates (NDA), an information technology-consulting firm. With Lawton as CEO, NDA was recognized on the 1998 Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing privately held U.S. companies, and on the Deloitte and Touche Fast 50 and Fast 500 lists for 1997 and 1998. In 1999, Net Daemons was acquired by Interliant Inc. (formerly Sage Networks), where Lawton served as a senior vice president. She later worked as an entrepreneur-in-residence with Softbank and Mobius Venture Capital.

In 2001, Lawton left the corporate world to become the owner of the independent bookstores Just Books and Just Books, Too, as well as Arcadia Cafe in Old Greenwich, Conn. After ten years running successful retail ventures, Jenny re-entered the business scene, serving as COO for Rockin' Water and RAM Scientific, and SVP Operations for Mercury Solar Systems.

Women Tech Awards

Event Details:
Date: Thursday September 12, 2013
Time: 11:30-1:00
Location: Grand America Hotel      
            555 South Main Street
            Salt Lake City, UT

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 womentechcouncil.org.

About Women Tech Council

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.

For more information on Women Tech Council, visit: www.womentechcouncil.org

FOR INFORMATION: Kristin Wright, Women Tech Council, e-mail: Email Contact

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