What Confidence Concepts Resonate Most with Utah Women?

In 2014, the Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) team collected data from various sources to understand some of the issues in Utah regarding women, confidence, and leadership. The full set of results was published in a February 2015 research and policy brief titled, “Women, Confidence, and Leadership: What Do Utah Women Leaders Think?” In […]

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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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Marketing Yourself as a Leader

No one has to call you a leader before you can start being one.  Job title isn’t everything; employers are interested in what results and influence you bring to the table.  Here are 4 tips for crafting a strong, leadership-focused resume. Give Yourself Credit Don’t undersell your contributions.  You may not have had “manager” in […]

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Women Who Inspire Us

In honor of this past Women’s History Month 2016, we wanted to highlight some of the women who have inspired us. The following women are some of the many who have changed our lives by their service, examples, and legacies. Brené Brown “Loving ourselves and owning our story through that process is the bravest thing […]

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How My Mom’s Career Inspired Me

Before retiring in May 2014, my mom, Kathy, worked in a sector of education which is often overlooked, but imperative for those struggling with speech difficulties. As a speech language pathologist (SLP) she was employed in the Utah public school districts for a little over 35 years. While also raising her own two children, she […]

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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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Thoughts About Women From a Legislative Intern

This legislative session, I have the honor of being a young legislative intern for a remarkable woman in the Utah House of Representatives. And as I sit in my training seminar with all of the other legislative interns from colleges across the state—University of Utah, Westminster, Utah State, Salt Lake Community College, Dixie State, Southern […]

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