Educated Woman of the Week- Rebecca Winkel

The American Petroleum Institute; Economic Advisor B.A Economics, Master’s of Public Policy, Brigham Young University Rebecca Winkel works as an economic advisor for the American Petroleum Institute (API) where she has been for more than four years. As a member of the Policy Analysis department Ms. Winkel helps ensure that API’s research is defensible and […]

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What Can We Do to Help More Girls and Women in Utah Strengthen their Confidence and Leadership?

In 2014, the Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) team collected data from various sources to understand some of the issues in Utah regarding women, confidence, and leadership. The full set of results was published in a February 2015 research and policy brief titled, “Women, Confidence, and Leadership: What Do Utah Women Leaders Think?” In […]

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Educated Woman of the Week- Eva Tukuafa 

Eva Tukuafa University of Utah Department of Neurology, Clinical Program Manager/Social Worker University of Utah Briefly tell us about your academic/professional life:  Eva Tukuafu, MSW, LCSW is a clinical program manager and social worker in the Movement Disorder and Neuromuscular Divisions at the University of Utah, Department of Neurology. She joined the Department of Neurology […]

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When Do Utah Women Struggle Most with Confidence and What Can We Do to Help?

In 2014, the Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) team collected data from various sources to understand some of the issues in Utah regarding women, confidence, and leadership. The full set of results was published in a February 2015 research and policy brief titled, “Women, Confidence, and Leadership: What Do Utah Women Leaders Think?” In […]

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Utah Women, Poverty and Education

In the recent Utah Women and Leadership Project Research Snapshot on Poverty Among Utah Women, the relationship between education level and being able to rise above the poverty level is clear. From the snapshot: The gender wage gap in Utah is one of the highest in the nation; women are much more likely to work […]

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Why Does Utah Struggle with Getting More Women in Leadership Roles? Women’s Ideas about Women, Leadership, and Confidence

In 2014, the Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) team collected data from various sources to understand some of the issues in Utah regarding women, confidence, and leadership. The full set of results was published in a February 2015 research and policy brief titled, “Women, Confidence, and Leadership: What Do Utah Women Leaders Think?” In […]

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Educated Woman of the Week- Ally Isom 

Ally Isom Public Affairs B.A., Brigham Young University Briefly tell us about your academic/professional life:  I am passionate about making a difference. As the director of the Division of Family and Community Relations in the Public Affairs Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, my responsibilities include local business, interfaith and community […]

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Educated Woman of the Week- DeLaina Tonks

DeLaina Tonks Mountain Heights Academy – Director PhD in Instructional Psychology & Technology, Brigham Young University Briefly tell us about your academic/professional life:  DeLaina Tonks has been the director of Utah’s award-winning Mountain Heights Academy since 2009. Prior to leading Mountain Heights Academy, DeLaina taught high school French and Spanish, and worked as an instructional designer […]

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