Leveraging Talent

Women tend to exhibit different leadership characteristics and attributes than men. These are not necessarily better or worse, merely different. Sometimes male attributes are needed; sometimes female attributes are preferred, and often both sets of attributes can add value to a situation, strategy, or effort. One scholar noted that female attributes are particularly valued in […]

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Increasing CSR and Organizational Reputation

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a hot topic of discussion for companies around the world, and Utah companies are no exception. One question is whether women influence the CSR or related social or community involvement of an organization. The Why Diversity Matters report states that “gender-inclusive leadership is associated with increased corporate social responsibility.”  It […]

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Strengthening Organizational Climate

Researchers have discovered a host of organizational climate benefits associated with the number of women serving in management and leadership. First, a number of studies have found that an organizational climate that is open to diversity is linked to employees’ lower intentions to leave. Second, one study of government agencies in the U.S. found that […]

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Untapped Value for Utah Companies and Organizations

Utah companies and organizations that are searching for practices to improve performance will find untapped potential in attracting, retaining, promoting and empowering women within their organizations. Research demonstrates there are a host of benefits and strengths that accompany having women in management and leadership roles. But it’s not unusual in Utah or beyond for managers […]

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The Benefits of Women in Leadership

Did you know that engaging women in leadership positions provides a host of benefits to companies and organizations? Research points to a variety of benefits and advantages that come to companies and organizations when they include women in leadership. Research also shows that most managers and top leadership teams do not fully realize the value […]

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You Were Born to Lead

Sheri Dew addressed an audience of thousands of Utah women of all ages at UVU on Wednesday for the final event in the Utah Women & Leadership Project Speaker and Dialogue Series this year. Her message was insightful and as always personable and pointed. “What do I know about leadership?” she asked. “It’s hard and […]

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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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