Utah tech executive Carine Strom Clark was recognized for her technology leadership at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival Women’s Leadership Celebration on January 22 at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center.

Clark was among nine women leaders honored for their impact in a variety of fields: from business and public service to philanthropy and filmmaking.

“We’re proud to recognize local, national and global leaders who are doing incredible work in their respective fields,” said Zions Bank president and CEO Scott Anderson, who presented the awards. “What makes this group of honorees remarkable is that they’re using their hard-won clout to change the world.”

In accepting the award, Clark shared remarks about how a cancer diagnosis 12 years ago changed her life.

“I learned that gratitude gives you fortitude, and I decided not to let cancer define me but that I would let cancer refine me,” she said.

On LinkedIn, Clark graciously mentioned, "Well this was a tremendous honor and a lovely event. What a magnificent time to meet so many lovely women. Truly. Humbled to be included. Thank you @ZionsBank for the amazing honor."

Clark is a three-time president and CEO of high-growth tech companies (Allegiance, MaritzCX and Banyan), specializing in helping companies scale. In addition to her current role as chief innovation officer at Lumio HX, Clark serves as chair of the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity for Utah and of the executive board of Silicon Slopes, a non-profit helping Utah’s tech community thrive.

This is the 11th year that Zions Bank and the Sundance Institute have hosted the event focused on women leaders.

During the awards lunch, Academy Award-nominated actress June Squibb discussed her lead role in Thelma, a Sundance Film Festival premiere about a grandmother who gets duped by a phone scammer and sets out on a treacherous quest to reclaim what was taken from her.

Also at the event, filmmaker and actress Amy Redford presented the “Giving Voice Award” to Michelle Satter, founding senior director of the Sundance Institute’s Artist Programs.

Other women were recognized for their leadership in several fields, from public service to philanthropy:

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