New Study Says Lack of Confidence is a Barrier

What keeps women in Utah from becoming more engaged and developing their capacity for leadership, both formal and informal? Confidence is at least part of the answer, according to 60 women, most of them leaders, who responded to a LinkedIn post asking the question. This internal barrier is a powerful one, and one that we […]

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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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Developing Leadership: From the Life of Governor Olene Walker

Excerpts from a chapter about Governor Olene Walker in Developing Leadership: Learning from the Experiences of Women Governors Developing leadership is a lifelong journey, one in which we grow sometimes incrementally and sometimes by leaps and bounds. Other people are an important part of that journey. Mentors, role models, and friends help shape our ideas […]

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The Confidence Crisis for Women & Girls

Part of the Speaker & Dialogue Series By Dr. Susan R. Madsen Confidence is the ingredient that separates those who imagine from those who accomplish. It’s an important part of personal happiness, success and fulfillment. It is a sense that one can try new things, overcome hurdles, and master hard things. It is self-esteem that says […]

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What Women Bring to Leadership

What do women bring to leadership? It’s the topic of extensive research, discussion, and interesting new insights. Studies show that organizational climates benefit from women serving in management and leadership. Organizational climates that are open to and appreciate the benefits of diversity find that employees are happier and more likely to stay. Women tend to […]

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Welcome to the Utah Women & Leadership Blog

Too often we as women discredit the incredible value we bring to organizations, projects, families, schools, the workplace, communities, and any endeavor we’re engaged in. In general, good things happen when women get involved. We want to encourage more of it. There are communities to build, new ideas to develop and explore, children to inspire, […]

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Female Political Representation in Utah

Utah consistently ranks last in terms of female political representation. Although, female representation in Utah is slowly increasing, there is still work to be done. In early 2014 the Utah Women & Leadership Project released a research brief titled The Status of Utah Women in Politics. The brief outlines research and statistics that shed light […]

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