Laura Butler Honored by The Women Tech Council at 10th Annual Women Tech Awards

October 27, 2017 Shelbi Gomez

SILICON SLOPES, UT ­­— October 27, 2017 —Workfront®, the leading provider of cloud-based Enterprise Work Management solutions, today announced The Women in Tech Council (WTC) honored Laura Butler, SVP of People and Culture at Workfront, as a finalist for the tenth annual Women in Tech Awards. The Women in Tech Awards recognizes technology-focused women who are driving innovation, impacting technology companies, creating new technologies, and inspiring the technology community.

 "The Women Tech Awards provide the opportunity to recognize and amplify the contributions that women make to the technology industry," said Cydni Tetro, president of WTC. "From rocket scientists, programmers, data scientists, CIOs, CEOs and product marketing, the awards make the impact of the women in these roles visible and help inspire other women to pursue and continue careers in STEM fields."

“Laura has been a great addition to the executive leadership team at Workfront,” said Alex Shootman, CEO of Workfront. “She is passionate about career development and growing leaders from within.  Her mission is to create a dynamic, diverse culture that people look forward to working in. She understands that diversity is the key to innovation, and this year Workfront stepped up efforts in women and minority recruiting, including signing on to the ElevateHER challenge.  Laura also championed the internal launch of 'Women at Workfront', an employee resource group, to continue to build an inclusive culture. We are excited to see how Laura’s leadership will continue to propel Workfront as an employer of choice in Utah.”

In addition to implementing diversity and inclusion programs at Workfront, Laura also created a Talent Management and Employee Experience team to focus on employee and leadership development.   As part of the strategy to grow leaders from within, she rolled out the Workfront Leadership Institute and created 'Career Week' for all employees.   Career Week included daily events promoting key actions and learning required for a successful career journey.  These efforts are already making an impact on increasing the internal promotion rate.

Laura’s passion for people is not new.  Under Laura’s leadership, her teams received multiple awards and industry recognition including Diversity Inc. Top 5 Utilities, 2016 ERG Above & Beyond Award for PG&E Woman’s Network, Human Rights Campaign’s Best Places to Work and the #14 spot on the Training Top 125 in 2017 for strategic leadership development. In 2015, Laura was recognized as a global thought leader in Human Capital Management and was named to the San Francisco Business Times Most Influential Women list. And during her tenure at PG&E her leadership in development programs for veterans garnered recognition from The White House, earning her a face-to-face visit from former Vice President Joe Biden.

To find out how you can join the Workfront team, visit https://www.workfront.com/careers/.

About Workfront

Workfront is a cloud-based Enterprise Work Management solution that helps marketing, IT and other enterprise teams conquer the chaos of excessive email, redundant status meetings and disconnected tools. Unlike other tools, Workfront Enterprise Work Cloud is a centralized, easy-to-adopt solution for managing and collaborating on all types of work through the entire work lifecycle, which improves team productivity and executive visibility. Workfront is trusted by thousands of global enterprises, like Cars.com, Cisco Systems, Comcast, iProspect, Schneider Electric, and Trek. To learn more, visit www.workfront.com or follow us on Twitter @Workfront_Inc.

 

About the Author

Shelbi Gomez

Shelbi is an experienced public relations professional with experience in both agency and corporate marketing environments. She currently guides brand awareness, market research, analyst relations, and customer content. She has nearly a decade of BtoB and BtoC experience helping companies tell their stories in the changing media landscape — in traditional media outlets, social media, and now through content marketing.

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