March 1, 2018 Utah Women Newsletter


The Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) has a number of women and leadership announcements this month:

First, we are releasing a new research snapshot today titled “Sexual Harassment: What Utahns Need to Know.” Thanks to co-authors Robbyn Scribner and Dr. Amber Thackeray for their wonderful work. We have also started tracking other research on sexual harassment, as well as articles and documents that have tips or guidelines for organizations on the topic. Two other resources we have just finished include (1) a new infographic that highlights some of the results of our 2017 Mammography Among Utah Women research snapshot, and (2) a new one-page handout titled, “Why Should Utah Women Graduate from College? The Benefits of Higher Education.”

Second, this is your final reminder about our event on March 7, 2018 (6:30-8:30pm) at Utah Valley University (we will also live stream the opening keynote and the workshop for young women). The gathering is titled Strengthen Your Impact in the Community: Conversations that Matter.” RSVP Online Now, and find more details on our homepage. The keynote will be given by President Matthew and Paige Holland, and then attendees will choose from one of five workshops (presenter information and session descriptions can be found on the event flyer):

  1. Finding Opportunities as Young Women to Serve in the Community
  2. Poverty and Homelessness in Utah: What Can I Do About It?
  3. Sexual Assault in Utah: Shining a Light on a Serious Issue
  4. Promoting Literacy in the Home and Community: We All Have a Part
  5. Essential Tools for Preventing Suicide & Helping to Save a Life

Third, one of our partners, Mormon Women for Ethical Government (MWEG), is holding a 2018 Spring Conference on March 24, 2018 at Brigham Young University. It is titled, “A Significant Force for Good: Empowering Women in Politics and in Life” and is co-sponsored by BYU’s Romney Institute of Public Management. Keynote speakers include Carole Mikita and Dr. Susan Madsen, and there will be many fabulous workshop presenters as well. For more information and to register: There are still some seats available, and early registration ends tomorrow!

Fourth, the Real Women Run Spring Training is Saturday, April 7, 2018 (8:00 AM – 2:00 PM) at the Thomas S. Monson Center in SLC. This training will be focused on the core skills, strategies, and information needed to run your campaign, and features workshop sessions as well as time for individualized consulting with campaign experts. Attendees who will benefit most include candidates and campaign managers, staff, and volunteers. More information and registration can be found here.

Finally, we have a newly updated list of camps and summer programs for Utah girls and young women (this was a popular feature last winter; please send us links to any others that you know about that are not on our list). Also, if you are in the Heber City area you can join us for an event for girls/women the evening of March 28, 2018. In April I’ll also be speaking at events in Vernal, Ephraim, and St. George, so I hope to meet many of you outside of the Wasatch Front!

Have a great March!


Dr. Susan R. Madsen

Orin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership and Ethics

Utah Valley University, Woodbury School of Business

(801) 863-6176


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