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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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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How School Counselors Can Help Young Women Get to College

In 2010, Utah Women and Education Project researchers conducted in-depth research to discover why more young women around the state are not attending and graduating from college. The full set of results was published in a series of 12 research snapshots, which you can find on the Utah Women and Education website. In this blog, […]

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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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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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Educated Woman of the Week- Charlene Albarran

Entrepreneur, Humanitarian, Political Candidate About: Charlene McArthur Albarran was born and raised in Pocatello, Idaho. She graduated with honors from Boise State University with a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and Statistics. She was founder and CEO of three companies. She has also founded and served as president of two foundations, both dedicated to the […]

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Being a Woman Entrepreneur

What makes being a woman business owner different?  Utah women are unique in both how effective they are at starting and operating businesses, but also the reasons behind why and what they sell. What is truly amazing is how women in Utah are starting businesses 5 times faster than the national average, despite barriers that men […]

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Educated Woman of the Week- Evette L. Allen, PhD.

Evette L. Allen, PhD. Director of Student Life, Leadership, and Involvement Utah State University Where did you go to school and what did you study? Arkansas State University, B.A. in Communication Studies; University of North Texas, M.A. in Communication Studies, and University of Denver, PhD in Higher Education Tell us about your school/work life: I […]

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More Women Needed in Prominent Seats at the Political Table

This post is and exerpt from an op-ed Deseret News originally published September 13, 2015 entitled Pat Jones: More women needed in prominent seats at the political table. Please click on the link provided to read the op-ed in it’s entirety.  “Too nasty.”  “Too mean.”  “Too confrontive.”  “Too intrusive.”  These are just a few of the common responses I receive when approaching capable […]

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