Why Not Me?

Robbyn  Scribner works within the areas of development and grant writing for the Utah Women in Leadership Project at Utah Valley University. She holds a Master’s degree in English with an emphasis in composition and rhetoric from Brigham Young University, and a Bachelor’s degree (also from BYU) in European Studies. Robbyn specializes in promoting excellence in writing; she has […]

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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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Investing in Women is Investing in the Economy

Did you know that 72% of Utah’s adult women work? In Utah, women make up 44% of the total workforce. Ignoring their needs, education and strengths would be a divestment from the entire state economy.   Benefits of an Education Utah Women and Education researchers have conducted in-depth research to shed light on why more young […]

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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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The Gender Wage Gap in Utah Snapshot

The following post is adapted from the Research Snapshot The Gender Wage Gap in Utah, published August 2, 2017. To see all referenced sources please view the full Snapshot on our website.  Utah has one of the largest gender wage gaps in the nation; women earn 71 cents per dollar that a man earns. In 2016, American women […]

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Gender Wage Gap in Utah Impact Recommendation

In June of 2017 the Utah Women and Leadership Project with YWCA met with thought leaders in Utah to discuss the gender wage gap in Utah and identify strategies to move toward equitable pay for all genders. The gender wage gap in Utah ranks 4th largest in the nation. Local thought leaders and influencers came […]

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Educated Woman of the Week- Celina Milner

Senate Candidate, Education Advocate, Bachelor of Science, Political Science and Government, Wells College About: Celina is a trusted center of influence with an extensive diversified network.  Her passion and enthusiasm live in serving the communities of her home state.  Born and raised in West Jordan, Celina’s background is in the travel and hospitality industry where […]

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The College Attendance Decisions of Young Women in Utah

In 2010, Utah Women and Education Project researchers conducted in-depth research to discover why more young women around the state are not attending and graduating from college. The full set of results was published in a series of 12 research snapshots, which you can find on the Utah Women and Leadership website. In this blog, we […]

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