Educated Woman of the Week- Celina Milner

Senate Candidate, Education Advocate, Bachelor of Science, Political Science and Government, Wells College About: Celina is a trusted center of influence with an extensive diversified network.  Her passion and enthusiasm live in serving the communities of her home state.  Born and raised in West Jordan, Celina’s background is in the travel and hospitality industry where […]

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When Do Utah Women Struggle Most with Confidence and What Can We Do to Help?

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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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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Why Does Utah Struggle with Getting More Women in Leadership Roles? Women’s Ideas about Women, Leadership, and Confidence

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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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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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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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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