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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Utah Women in the Labor Force

The number of Utah Women in the labor force directly affects our economy. In December of 2016 the Utah Women and Leadership Project got tother with the YWCA of Utah to bring tougher local thought leaders, business owners and positions to provide choices, support, to women who want or need to work more options 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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Sexual Assault Among Utah Women Snapshot

The following post is adapted from the Research Snapshot Sexual Assault Among Utah Women, published December 2, 2016. To see all referenced sources please view the full Snapshot on our website.  Studies show that one in three Utah women has been sexually assaulted, and one in six women report having been raped Nearly one in two women in […]

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Utah Women and STEM Snapshot

The following post is adapted from the Research Snapshot Utah Women and STEM, published December 2, 2016. To see all referenced sources please view the full Snapshot on our website.  Utah women hold only 23.5% of STEM sector jobs vs. 28.8% for women nationally. Utah is ranked 51 in the nation. Employment opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and […]

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Labor Force Participation Among Utah Women Snapshot

The following post is adapted from the Research Snapshot Labor Force Participation Among Utah Women, published December 2, 2016. To see all referenced sources please view the full Snapshot on our website.  More than 40% of Utah women work in just two occupational groups, both of which pay less than the median state average. Over the past half-century […]

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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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What Confidence Concepts Resonate Most with Utah Women?

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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