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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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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Enhancing Innovation and Collective Intelligence

Studies continue to report that diverse and inclusive leadership teams produce more creative and innovative results. Scientific American article “How Diversity Makes Us Smarter,” based on decades of research from organizational scientists, psychologists, sociologists, economists, and demographers, states: “The fact is that if you want to build teams or organizations capable of innovating, you need […]

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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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