Although Utahans in general experience lower rates of poverty than the national average (11.3% in Utah vs. 14.7% nationwide), 1 Utah women are more likely than Utah men to live in poverty, especially women who are heads of households and/or single parents.2 Many factors influence the levels of poverty among Utah women. The gender wage […]
Utah has a strong history of women’s political and civic involvement. The state was an early leader in giving women the vote, was home to the first female state senator in the nation, and, as recently as 1996, had the strongest women’s voter participation in the United States. However, these factors do not give the full picture, […]
Domestic violence is a serious and widespread issue affecting women and families in Utah. One in three Utah women will experience some form of domestic violence in her lifetime, and our rate is slightly higher than the national average (32.4% vs 28.8%).
The following post is adapted from the Research Snapshot Utah Women and Mental Health, published November 1, 2017. To see all referenced sources please view the full Snapshot on our website. A national report stated that in 2015 nearly 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. (43.4 million, or 17.9%) suffered from a mental illness and […]
Colleagues, The Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) has a number of women and leadership announcements (research, events, and cool resources) this month! First, today we are releasing our 4-year update of the brief titled “The Status of Women Leaders in Utah Business: A 2018 Update.” My co-authors on this report include Shirlayne Quayle (Founder, […]
The following post is adapted from the Research Snapshot Sexual Harassment: What Utahns Need to Know, published November 1, 2017. To see all referenced sources please view the full Snapshot on our website. Women who reported sexual harassment, the “silence breakers,” were chosen by Time magazine as the person of the year for 2017 Although workplace sexual harassment […]
Colleagues, The Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) has a number of women and leadership announcements this month: First, we are releasing a new research snapshot today titled “Sexual Harassment: What Utahns Need to Know.” Thanks to co-authors Robbyn Scribner and Dr. Amber Thackeray for their wonderful work. We have also started tracking other research […]
Colleagues, The Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) has a number of women and leadership announcements this month: First, we will be hosting a workshop for organizational leaders and HR professionals on February 28th (7:30-10:00am) titled “Advancing Gender Equality in the Workplace: What Works.” It will be held at Thanksgiving Point, and I will be […]