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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Thanks to My Father

My father was a teacher and the football coach at the high school I attended. I felt lucky to be in his health class. As a teenager I felt he had the best job a father could have. During high school I struggled with the decision of what course of study to pursue in college. Because of my father’s […]

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On Dolphins and Dreams

When I was 10, I wanted to be a marine biologist. I wanted to study whales and swim with dolphins.  I knew it would require getting a college degree, and while I did not fully understand what that meant (no one in my family had gone to college), the idea was cemented that college was […]

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The Aspirational Value of Saving for College

Think of an important young girl in your life. Maybe she’s your teenage granddaughter, your niece in first grade, or your toddler. No matter her age, chances are she’s already forming her view of college. How do you show her that earning a college degree is an exciting challenge that will add great benefits to […]

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High Paying Opportunities for Women in STEM

Utah’s tech jobs pay 57% more than the state’s average wage, and the top 10 bachelor-degree majors with the highest median earnings are all in STEM fields. Opportunities for women in these fields abound. Dr. Cheryl Hanewicz, technology management department chair at UVU says, “There are not a lot of women in the fields, but […]

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Economic Benefits for Women Completing College

Most women will work during some stage of their lives – whether by choice or by circumstance.  The greater a woman’s tools to succeed, the greater her options for work that is both meaningful and that allows her to make more money – increasing her chances of living above the poverty line. Of the many benefits […]

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