unpaid care work in Utah

Unpaid Care Work Among Utah Women

In the fall of 2017 the Utah Women and Leadership Project with the YWCA of Utah identified gaps and strategies to combat unpaid care work in Utah. Unpaid care work in Utah was disscussed after the release of a research snapshot title Unpaid Care Work Among Utah Women. The snapshot details shocking statics that demonstrate the amount of […]

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She Talks: Finding your voice and the courage to use it

Over the weekend the Utah Women and Leadership Project hosted the fall session of She Talks Utah a leadership speaker and dialogue series. Five inspirational women from around the state spoke on this season’s theme: Finding our voices and the courage to use them. Each speaker had a unique take on what it means to […]

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Utah educated women

Utah’s Educated Woman of the Month- Jenny McCulloch

The Utah educated women blogs are an effort to shine the spotlight on incredible women around the state, the Utah Women and Leadership Project is selecting one woman per month to be featured here and all of our social media platforms.  These inspiring women come from all walks of life.  They’re mothers, entrepreneurs, educators, doctors, […]

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Why Not Me?

Robbyn  Scribner works within the areas of development and grant writing for the Utah Women in Leadership Project at Utah Valley University. She holds a Master’s degree in English with an emphasis in composition and rhetoric from Brigham Young University, and a Bachelor’s degree (also from BYU) in European Studies. Robbyn specializes in promoting excellence in writing; she has […]

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Re-thinking Social Media and Your Voice

The Utah Women in Leadership Project teamed up with Utah Education Network (UEN) for the Utah Women’s Speaker and Dialogue Series, an event which hosted four speakers tackling issues pertinent to the success of women and girls around the state. This post will highlight Sui Lang Panoke and her presentation on social media and finding your voice. […]

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Utah Women’s Access to Health Care

In September of 2017 the Utah Women and Leadership Project with the YWCA of Utah identified gaps and strategies to increase Utah women’s access to health care. Utah women’s access to health care is consistently sighted as a barrier for women in terms of advancing their careers and lifestyle. Access to health care influences the […]

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Educated Woman of the Month

The Utah Women & Education Initiative wants to showcase the many remarkable educated women who serve as a role models and inspire others. We select women who are getting and/or using their education in various wonderful ways and making an impact on those around them.  Educated Women of the Month are publically recognized and highlighted […]

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Investing in Women is Investing in the Economy

Did you know that 72% of Utah’s adult women work? In Utah, women make up 44% of the total workforce. Ignoring their needs, education and strengths would be a divestment from the entire state economy.   Benefits of an Education Utah Women and Education researchers have conducted in-depth research to shed light on why more young […]

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Equal Means Equal: closing your own gender pay gap

In 2016, American women earned approximately 20% less than men. Compared to White men, White women earn 75.3%, Black women earn 63.3%, Native American women earn 57.7%, and Hispanic/Latina women earn 54.4%. These numbers are comparing median earnings of full time, year-round work between men and women. In Utah, a woman earns approximately 71 cents […]

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The Gender Wage Gap in Utah Snapshot

The following post is adapted from the Research Snapshot The Gender Wage Gap in Utah, published August 2, 2017. To see all referenced sources please view the full Snapshot on our website.  Utah has one of the largest gender wage gaps in the nation; women earn 71 cents per dollar that a man earns. In 2016, American women […]

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