Jamie Morningstar Honored in Utah Business’ Forty Under 40 List
Qualtrics is proud to announce that our very own Jamie Morningstar, Staff Product Manager, has been recognized on Utah Business Magazine’s Forty Under 40 list, which honors Utah’s up-and-coming professionals rising through the ranks at record speed. The list includes innovating tech wizards, visionary entrepreneurs, non-profit leaders and executive captains who are guiding industry trends and shaping the future.
Jamie joined Qualtrics in 2014 and is responsible for helping to launch the Qualtrics Insight Platform to millions of users. She brings product management and engineering savvy to the challenge of opening new markets to the world’s leading enterprise insight platform. Jamie untangles the technical and business challenges presented by such a rapidly growing platform. Here’s a little more about Jamie, why she loves Qualtrics, and her goals for the future.
How did you get involved in engineering and product management?
I enjoy math and problem solving, and the demand for software engineers continues to outstrip supply. So the choice to embrace computer science in college and enter the workforce as a software engineer was an easy one. Over time, I realized that I had a rare blend of technical, communication, and prioritization skills. My career evolved into engineering management, business school, and eventually into product management as I saw that I could make a much bigger company and customer impact by leading products and teams than as an individual programmer.
Qualtrics enables every organization and researcher to capture, interpret, and improve every influential experience – that’s a compelling vision!
I love Qualtrics for many reasons, but I especially appreciate that each employee is encouraged to try new things, to innovate, to make an impact. Qualtrics is this amazing mix of a financially stable company that remains flexible and agile through explosive growth. The potential for professional and personal growth in that kind of environment excites me.
As a Product Manager I get to use my skills and talents to make a difference to people every day. I get to equip engineers to be efficient and effective as they meet customer needs; I get to strengthen the business and make our products easier to sell and support; and I get to make the Qualtrics platform more effective and delightful for each of our two million users. My role in such a dynamic environment continually stretches and challenges me.
You’re a trailblazer at Qualtrics. How do you mentor the colleagues behind you?
I lead the mentor group initiative, created to strengthen women and their careers by connecting them with peers, mentors and educational content. In the first quarter of the mentor groups, 167 women at Qualtrics signed up to participate in 31 mentor groups. The program has continued successfully into its second quarter and has also been opened up to men to help educate and enable them to support a diverse workplace.
Beyond work, what are your goals for 2017?
I want to make Utah Valley first-in-mind as an amazing place for women in tech. This is a fantastic place to build a career. Utah Valley offers huge innovation, great quality of life, and rapidly growing tech companies – with Qualtrics at the forefront! I’m grateful to be at such a shining-star company and want to share that opportunity with even more women.