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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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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Rebecca Lockhart: A Utah Women’s Walk Honoree

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“No one’s perfect, but I try to do what I know in my heart is right.” —Rebecca Lockhart, October 13, 2014 In 1997, when Rebecca Lockhart was twenty-nine years old, she was elected to the Utah House of Representatives to represent the people of Provo. She would remain in this position through 2014—a career of public […]

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Mothers as Leaders

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It is impossible to overestimate the value of mothers as leaders.  As the poet, William Ross Wallace, wrote, “The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.”  And we are all familiar with this quote from Abraham Lincoln:  “All I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” […]

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The Benefits of Women in Leadership

Did you know that engaging women in leadership positions provides a host of benefits to companies and organizations? Research points to a variety of benefits and advantages that come to companies and organizations when they include women in leadership. Research also shows that most managers and top leadership teams do not fully realize the value […]

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You Were Born to Lead

Sheri Dew addressed an audience of thousands of Utah women of all ages at UVU on Wednesday for the final event in the Utah Women & Leadership Project Speaker and Dialogue Series this year. Her message was insightful and as always personable and pointed. “What do I know about leadership?” she asked. “It’s hard and […]

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