Belinda Han, Leadership Expert

Belinda S. Han Director, The Center for the Advancement of Leadership, Utah Valley University Briefly tell us about your academic/professional life: Ms. Han grew up in San Diego, California as the oldest of 7 children (5 brothers and 1 sister). She moved to Lehi, Utah while in high school and graduated from Lehi High. After […]

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Create Your Future with Your Present Choices!

When I was 14 years old, I received an assignment to research 3 careers I might want in the future.I remember thinking, “What? Why? The future is so far away!” Nevertheless, I threw myself wholeheartedly into the project because my motto was and still is to “Always do my best!”  I had no idea at […]

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Heeding The Call of Law School

I have heard many law students describe their decision to come to law school as a “calling,” and because when you choose to follow a path you also choose its destination, a “calling” to the law as well. Students’ stories of this “call” illustrate a spiritual impetus that moved them here with a hunger to acquire […]

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Women in STEM

When some people hear the word STEM they either think, “What does that stand for?” or “That isn’t for me.” In higher education STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) are male dominated majors. After college, STEM careers are also male dominated. Yet, even though it is a male dominated field, STEM is highly popular with women […]

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Harnessing the Power of our Human Potential

I have come to realize that I am a product of “hardy stock” –a line of strong women. Both my mother and her mother were born in Pacific Junction, Iowa, a town that regularly experiences the flooding of the Missouri River. When I asked my mother “why do people stay?”  Her reply was, “It’s their […]

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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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How YOU Can Help Break Down Barriers For Utah Girls

“If someone were to come to me and insist that we don’t have a ‘woman leadership’ problem in this state, my response would be, ‘Shadow me.’ There are many times in my workweek when I am the only woman in the room. Oftentimes, I’m not even looked in the eye until we are all sitting […]

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Our Inherent Ability to Lead

It’s no secret that men and women are different, from the way we look to the way we behave.  Amongst those differences are inherent leadership strengths each gender boasts.  As female leaders, we often spend time focusing on men’s natural leadership qualities because men achieve and retain the majority of leadership positions, whether it’s on […]

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