She Talks: Finding your voice and the courage to use it

Over the weekend the Utah Women and Leadership Project hosted the fall session of She Talks Utah a leadership speaker and dialogue series. Five inspirational women from around the state spoke on this season’s theme: Finding our voices and the courage to use them. Each speaker had a unique take on what it means to […]

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Benefits to a College Educated Woman

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 Education website. Here, we look […]

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Is A College Education Important for Women?

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 Education website. In this blog, […]

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Educated Woman of the Week- Crystal Young-Otterstrom

BA in Music Theory and minors in Humanities, Marketing, and Economics, Brigham Young University MM in Musicology and Composition, Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College About: Crystal is the managing partner and co-founder of Brand.Pink: a cause-oriented marketing, branding, PR, and event production firm since 2010. She is also the Executive Director of […]

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Educated Woman of the Week- Mica McGriggs

A PhD Candidate Counseling Psychology at BYU, her academic research is primarily in the area of multicultural competence in Psychotherapy. Her social justice interests are broadly defined, but can expressed through the term intersectional feminism. Mica enjoys community activism and is involved with several non-profits. She contributes to several blogs including The Huffington Post. She […]

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Educated Woman of the Week- Holly Richardson

Holly Richardson Initiative Coordinator AA, Nursing, BYU BA, Communications with PR Emphasis, UVU Pursuing: Masters in Professional Communication, SUU About: Holly Richardson is a wife, mother, small business owner and political activist, often known as “Holly on the Hill.” She is delighted to currently work with Dr. Susan Madsen and the team at the Utah […]

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Educated Woman of the Week- Eve Patterson (Miller)

Eve Patterson (Miller) Director of Research, Franklin Covey Bio: Eve Miller is the director of research for FranklinCovey Education and an adjunct instructor at the University of Utah. Eve has a PhD. in cognitive neuroscience from the University of Utah and did most of her academic research on the environmental factors that play a role […]

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Educated Woman of the Week- Heather Buzbee

Heather Buzbee Pediatric Nurse, Grad Student Where did you go to school and what did you study? BYU, University of Colorado-Anschutz Nursing, Pediatric Nursing Practice Tell us about your school/work life: I am studying to be a pediatric nurse practitioner. Besides the fact that working with kids can be great fun, I believe that if […]

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The Benefits of Education for a Career in Motherhood

Sometimes a degree is only viewed as a stepping-stone to a lucrative career, but maybe that’s part of the problem with the gender and education gap. If a college education is only viewed as a prereq to that nice salary position, those who don’t see themselves in the breadwinner role or the white-collar job, may […]

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Educated Woman of the Week- Evette L. Allen, PhD.

Evette L. Allen, PhD. Director of Student Life, Leadership, and Involvement Utah State University Where did you go to school and what did you study? Arkansas State University, B.A. in Communication Studies; University of North Texas, M.A. in Communication Studies, and University of Denver, PhD in Higher Education Tell us about your school/work life: I […]

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