SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--REES Capital today announced that founder Amy Rees Anderson has been awarded the Impact Award from the Women Tech Council at the sixth annual Women Tech Awards. The program recognizes technology-focused women who are driving innovation, leading technology companies and are key contributors to the community.
The Impact Award is given to a person who has made a significant impact for women in technology, including driving visibility, networking, and mentoring opportunities. Anderson is only the second recipient of this award, the first given to Domo founder Josh James last year.
Anderson is the former CEO of MediConnect Global, a company she led for nine years. During that time she grew revenues by more than 1,500 percent and employed more than 1,000 people worldwide before selling to Verisk Analytics for more than $377 million. Soon after that sale, she founded REES Capital, a global angel investment and mentor capital firm where she and her team offer investing, mentoring, and consulting services to entrepreneurs. Anderson also recently founded the IPOP Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping young entrepreneurs excel, with a particular focus on breaking down some of the common barriers women face in business.
“When the board made its selection for this year’s Impact Award, the choice was a simple one,” said Cydni Tetro, president of the Women Tech Council. “Amy has made an immeasurable impact on women in technology over the years, and her business acumen is second to none. But beyond her personal success in business, Amy also continually gives back to the community by spending her time mentoring other businesses and individuals to help them achieve their goals, and we wanted to recognize her efforts.”
“I have long admired the work and mission of the Women Tech Council,” said Anderson. “As women in a notoriously male-driven industry, it is important to have a community of support and resources. The Women Tech Council does a stellar job supporting women-owned and -operated businesses, and I am honored to receive this recognition.”
Shani Allsop, who works alongside Anderson as a partner at REES Capital, was also one of 17 women in the technology field selected as a finalist for the Women Tech Award from the Women Tech Council. As the former COO of Mediconnect, Allsop was instrumental in designing MediConnect’s proprietary technology systems, which streamlined operations, cut costs and improved overall quality for the company. At REES Capital, Allsop brings an uncanny ability to recognize top talent in providing strategic organizational guidance and expertise to clients.
About REES Capital
REES (Recognizing & Empowering Entrepreneurial Success) Capital is an angel investment and mentor capital firm that works in close collaboration with entrepreneurs and their investors and board members to drive company growth and maximize equity value through strategic direction and influence. For more information, visit www.reescapital.com, or follow Amy Rees Anderson on Twitter @amyreesanderson.