Re-thinking Social Media and Your Voice

The Utah Women in Leadership Project teamed up with Utah Education Network (UEN) for the Utah Women’s Speaker and Dialogue Series, an event which hosted four speakers tackling issues pertinent to the success of women and girls around the state. This post will highlight Sui Lang Panoke and her presentation on social media and finding your voice. […]

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Utah Women’s Access to Health Care

In September of 2017 the Utah Women and Leadership Project with the YWCA of Utah identified gaps and strategies to increase Utah women’s access to health care. Utah women’s access to health care is consistently sighted as a barrier for women in terms of advancing their careers and lifestyle. Access to health care influences the […]

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Educated Woman of the Month

The Utah Women & Education Initiative wants to showcase the many remarkable educated women who serve as a role models and inspire others. We select women who are getting and/or using their education in various wonderful ways and making an impact on those around them.  Educated Women of the Month are publically recognized and highlighted […]

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Equal Means Equal: closing your own gender pay gap

In 2016, American women earned approximately 20% less than men. Compared to White men, White women earn 75.3%, Black women earn 63.3%, Native American women earn 57.7%, and Hispanic/Latina women earn 54.4%. These numbers are comparing median earnings of full time, year-round work between men and women. In Utah, a woman earns approximately 71 cents […]

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Utah Women’s Access to Child Care

Utah Women’s Access to Child Care: education, awareness and political activity are the key.  In the spring of 2017 the Utah Women and Leadership Project with the YWCA of Utah identified gaps and potential interventions when it comes to Utah women’s access to child care in Utah. Utah women’s access to child care affects potential […]

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Educated Woman of the Week- Erin Preston

Education Attorney at Lear Education Law BYU (1992 Grad) and BYU Law School (1996 graduate) Erin earned her B.A. and Law Degrees from Brigham Young University and is an attorney licensed with the Utah Bar. Her 25 year+ professional background includes work in the U.S. Senate, Securities & Exchange Commission, working as a Regional Manager […]

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Educated Woman of the Week- Dr. Susan Madsen

Orin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership & Ethics, Utah Valley University Professor of Management Director, Utah Women and Education Initiative Director, Utah Women and Leadership Project Fellow, The Leadership Trust Foundation (Ross-on-Wye, England) Visiting Fellow, Faculty of Economic and Business (University of Zagreb, Croatia) Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Lancaster Leadership Centre (Lancaster University, U.K.)   Briefly […]

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Women in STEM

When some people hear the word STEM they either think, “What does that stand for?” or “That isn’t for me.” In higher education STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) are male dominated majors. After college, STEM careers are also male dominated. Yet, even though it is a male dominated field, STEM is highly popular with women […]

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Utah Women in the Labor Force

The number of Utah Women in the labor force directly affects our economy. In December of 2016 the Utah Women and Leadership Project got tother with the YWCA of Utah to bring tougher local thought leaders, business owners and positions to provide choices, support, to women who want or need to work more options in […]

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Labor Force Participation Among Utah Women Snapshot

The following post is adapted from the Research Snapshot Labor Force Participation Among Utah Women, published December 2, 2016. To see all referenced sources please view the full Snapshot on our website.  More than 40% of Utah women work in just two occupational groups, both of which pay less than the median state average. Over the past half-century […]

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