The “She” Suite

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?

Watch this exciting conversation with some inspiring and extraordinary C-level women in our community, and read more about them below. This event was moderated by Rachel Hayes, Dean, David Eccles School of Business.

Meet our panelists.

Beatryx Washington

Beatryx Epps Washington

EVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, O.C. Tanner

As a career in-house attorney, Beatryx has always strived to help business leaders accomplish their strategic goals. She has previously counseled listed companies in the aerospace, nuclear services and multi-level marketing industries. 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 Beatryx has also held various legal and contract management roles for EnergySolutions, Inc. (NYSE:ES, withdrawn in 2013) GKN Aerospace (LON:GKN) and ARINC Engineering Service, Inc.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.

She has an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and a Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of law.

Catherine Wong

Catherine Wong

Chief Operating Officer and EVP of Engineering, Domo

Catherine leads Domo’s engineering, product, and design teams. Catherine joined Domo from Adobe and Omniture, where she started as a software engineer. Within eight years at Omniture, Catherine became the youngest VP at the company.

Catherine is passionate about diversity and inclusion, and the future we can build with the next generation of leaders in technology. She is an original member of the advisory board for the Women Tech Council in Utah and has been recognized as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology by the National Diversity Council.

Catherine has developed and led teams of hundreds of employees across the world, and scaled products from startup to mission-critical for customers from small businesses to Fortune 50. She led M&A integration efforts on seven different acquisitions, expanding product capabilities as well as customer happiness. She has learned her immigrant parents were right when they said that hard work and integrity (and a good sense of humor) are foundational.

Sheridan Mordue

Sheridan Mordue

Hip & Humble, Owner

Sheridan is owner of Hip & Humble, a women’s lifestyle boutique she began with her sister 23 years ago shortly after completing her studies from the University of Utah. She is known as the “go-to” gift shop showcasing a fun and color-driven collection of fashion, home accessories, and gifts.

Sheridan has grown her store to five locations including premier spaces at 9th & 9th and the Salt Lake City International Airport. Recently, she negotiated a North American licensing expansion of her brand for stores in all major airports throughout the US. Beginning this year, you will find Hip & Humble at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International and Houston International Airport.

Through her 23 years of business, she has become passionate about the economic impact of local independent businesses and women-based issues. You can find her engaged in many city- and state-wide organizations supporting, guiding, and lobbying for small businesses and gender equity. Some of her service experience includes Co-Chair of Local First Utah, Board Chair of 9th & 9th Business District, Board Member of Utah Independent Business Coalition and Craft Lake City, Committee Member of Visit Salt Lake, member of Utah Women’s Forum and founding Member of Women Who Succeed.

When not at the shops, Sheridan enjoys mountain biking with her husband and five children as well as hiking to remote places on a quest to view Native American archeological treasures.