Tech CU’s Fawzia Sarwar-Shayek Wins Silicon Valley Business Journal Women of Influence Award 

Company Wins Four Hermes Creative Awards and Two Bronze Stevie Awards 

San Jose, Calif. – May 17, 2018Tech CU (Technology Credit Union) today announced that its senior vice president of retail banking, Fawzia Sarwar-Shayek, has won the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Women of Influence award. Tech CU al

so won four Hermes Creative Awards, including gold for Card Manager and its radio ads, platinum for its TV ads and an honorable mention for its annual report. Lastly, Tech CU won two bronze Stevie Awards for its annual report and Card Manager product.

Women of Influence  

The Silicon Valley Business Journal's Women of Influence award program shines a spotlight on local businesswomen, community leaders and philanthropists.

“Fawzia has always been ahead of the curve, which in turn has helped Tech CU stay on the cutting edge when it comes to retail banking,” said Todd Harris, CEO of Tech CU. “She has helped modernize our branch layouts. Additionally, she has been key to our sales and service training, and has re-organized our branch network to be more efficient and provide better service. This award is truly well-deserved, and I want to congratulate Fawzia on all of her accomplishments.”  

To view the full Women of Influence list of honorees, visit:

Hermes Creative Awards  

The Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition (administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals) for those involved in the concept, writing and design of marketing and communication programs. Tech CU won gold both for its newest radio ads and for Card Manager, an intuitive mobile app that allows Tech CU credit and debit card holders control over their card usage. Tech CU also won platinum for its TV ads and received an honorable mention for its 2016 annual report titled, Evolution.  

The Stevie Awards 

The Stevie Awards are the world's premier business awards. They were created in 2002 to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide. This year, Tech CU was honored with two bronze awards for its Card Manager product and 2016 annual report.

Winning these awards reflects Tech CU’s efforts to deliver an excellent member experience while empowering our members to succeed financially,” said Harris. “We are honored to be recognized for our innovative TV and radio ads, our annual report and Card Manager.

To view Tech CU’s radio and TV ads, visit:!/. To learn more about Card Manager and to view Tech CU’s 2016 annual report, visit: and

About Tech CU 

Tech CU (Technology Credit Union) is a $2.5 billion credit union, making it one of the 20 largest credit unions in California. It serves more than 95,000 members throughout the San Francisco Bay Area — including employees of such companies as Tesla, eBay, Applied Materials, Nvidia and Facebook. As a federally insured not-for-profit organization, instead of maximizing profits to pay company stockholders, we invest our resources to deliver lower rates, outstanding service and member benefits. Founded in 1960 by the innovative employees of Fairchild Semiconductor, today we continue to be an industry leader, providing convenient and easy-to-use financial products for all stages of our members’ lives, including personal banking, wealth management, private banking, commercial lending and business banking. In 2018, Tech CU was named the best performing credit union in CA, and third top-performing credit union in the U.S. among 538 credit unions by S&P Global Market Intelligence. To learn more, please visit: 



Linden Kohtz

Public Relations, Tech CU

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