Educated Woman of the Week-Alison Mackey

Alison Mackey Professor, Parent, Advocate Where did you go to school and what did you study? BYU and Ohio State University BA Economics, MBA, Master of Organizational Behavior, PhD in Business Strategy Tell us about your school/work life: I am a visiting assistant professor of management at Westminster College and a visiting scholar at Brigham Young […]

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Rebecca Lockhart: A Utah Women’s Walk Honoree

“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

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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Remembering Deedee Corradini

Leaders become more real to us when we get to know them. Two women (Lisa Watts Baskin and Sheryl Allen) who knew and worked with Deedee Corradini share their perspectives and what they learned from her. From Lisa Watts Baskin When I first heard of Deedee Corradini, circa 1988, Zions Bank President Ron Hanson had […]

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Developing Leadership: From the Life of Governor Olene Walker

Excerpts from a chapter about Governor Olene Walker in Developing Leadership: Learning from the Experiences of Women Governors Developing leadership is a lifelong journey, one in which we grow sometimes incrementally and sometimes by leaps and bounds. Other people are an important part of that journey. Mentors, role models, and friends help shape our ideas […]

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Welcome to the Utah Women & Leadership Blog

Too often we as women discredit the incredible value we bring to organizations, projects, families, schools, the workplace, communities, and any endeavor we’re engaged in. In general, good things happen when women get involved. We want to encourage more of it. There are communities to build, new ideas to develop and explore, children to inspire, […]

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