Spring 2015

Jennifer Danielson, Margit Wennmachers and Amy Rees Anderson discuss issues facing women in business.

Jennifer Danielson, Margit Wennmachers and Amy Rees Anderson discuss issues facing women in business.

On April 17, Method had the pleasure of co-hosting the spring Utah Wonder Women networking event in Salt Lake City featuring Margit Wennmachers as the evening’s speaker.

Recently dubbed the “Queen of Silicon Valley,” Margit is a notable entrepreneur, marketing guru and PR visionary, as well as one of the most powerful and respected women in Silicon Valley. Margit co-founded and led the The OutCast Agency for 13 years, and has been a partner at Andreessen Horowitz since 2010, where she advises the firm and its portfolio companies on marketing and branding.

Amy Rees Anderson, founder of MediConnect Global and REES Capital, interviewed Margit about how she became a PR powerhouse and tips for succeeding in business world.  She shared many valuable insights with the more than 70 Utah Wonder Women in attendance, including her thoughts on branding, reputation and PR’s influence in business.

Founded by Method along with Jennifer Danielson, president of Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah; Jacki Zehner, the first female partner of Goldman Sachs; and Geralyn Dreyfous, an Academy Award-winning producer and one of the most influential documentary film executives in the country, Utah Wonder Women is a group of Utah’s most influential and successful women who regularly get together to network, form relationships and learn from each other.

The event was held at Utah philanthropist Krista Sorenson’s home overlooking the Salt Lake Valley. Thank you to everyone that made this event possible!

Fall 2014

Amy Rees Anderson graciously volunteered to host our fall event at her beautiful, brand new home in Sandy, Utah. 

As the managing partner and founder of REES Capital, Amy provides entrepreneurs and business executives' critical guidance and support to help their companies grow. Prior to founding REES Capital, Amy was the founder and CEO of MediConnect Global, Inc., which she sold to Verisk Analytics in 2012 for over $377 million.

After the guests arrived and enjoyed their food and drinks, Amy shared her impressive story with the group -- including the highs, the lows, and the important lessons she has learned along the way. After we finished the discussion with an informal Q&A, Amy shared a few things she’s as passionate and enthusiastic about as her business: her impressive shoe collection and showcase of Disney memorabilia.

Summer 2014

Founder of Utah Film Center, cofounder of Impact Partners Geralyn Dreyfous

Founder of Utah Film Center, cofounder of Impact Partners Geralyn Dreyfous

On June 26, Utah Wonder Women gathered at the home of one of our founding members, Geralyn Dreyfous. She is the founder of Utah Film Center, cofounder of Impact Partners, and a respected documentary producer, having been involved with several films including the Emmy-nominated The Day My God Died, and the Academy Award-winning Born into Brothels. 

We spent the evening in Geralyn’s garden hearing about some of the unique projects she has been involved in and her experience as a woman working in the film industry.

Spring 2014

The second Utah Wonder Women event was held on March 27 at Crystal Maggelet's beautiful home in Salt Lake City. Crystal is the president and CEO of FJ Management (formerly know as Flying J) and founder of Crystal Inns Hotels & Suites. 

The speaker for the evening was Heather Zynczak, chief marketing officer at Domo. She led an interesting discussion around the issues that affect women in leadership roles. A prominent thought leader and advocate for women in business, we were honored to have Heather share her thoughts on the topic.

Inaugural Utah Wonder Women Event 2013

On Wednesday, November 13, a group of Utah's most influential female leaders gathered together for a fun evening of great conversation and idea sharing. The evening was hosted by Jacki Zehner, CEO of Women Moving Millions an former Goldman Sachs partner; Geralyn Dreyfus, one of the most influential film executives in the country; and Jennifer Danielson, the first female president of Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah. It was the first of of many quarterly events of an amazing group of women that would later be named the Utah Wonder Women.

The inaugural gathering was held at Jacki Zehner's beautiful home in Park City.