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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Utah educated women

Utah’s Educated Woman of the Month- Jenny McCulloch

The Utah educated women blogs are an effort to shine the spotlight on incredible women around the state, the Utah Women and Leadership Project is selecting one woman per month to be featured here and all of our social media platforms.  These inspiring women come from all walks of life.  They’re mothers, entrepreneurs, educators, doctors, […]

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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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The Influence of a Mother on a Daughter’s College Decision

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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Educated Woman of the Week- Eva Tukuafa 

Eva Tukuafa University of Utah Department of Neurology, Clinical Program Manager/Social Worker University of Utah Briefly tell us about your academic/professional life:  Eva Tukuafu, MSW, LCSW is a clinical program manager and social worker in the Movement Disorder and Neuromuscular Divisions at the University of Utah, Department of Neurology. She joined the Department of Neurology […]

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Educated Woman of the Week- Michelle Mumford 

Michelle Mumford Utah Appellate Law, Principal B.Y.U. Law school Briefly tell us about your academic/professional life:  Michelle Mumford is an attorney in private practice in Salt Lake. She attended law school at Brigham Young University and worked at a large law firm on Wall Street after law school. She took eight years off to be […]

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Educated Woman of the Week- Ally Isom 

Ally Isom Public Affairs B.A., Brigham Young University Briefly tell us about your academic/professional life:  I am passionate about making a difference. As the director of the Division of Family and Community Relations in the Public Affairs Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, my responsibilities include local business, interfaith and community […]

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Educated Woman of the Week- DeLaina Tonks

DeLaina Tonks Mountain Heights Academy – Director PhD in Instructional Psychology & Technology, Brigham Young University Briefly tell us about your academic/professional life:  DeLaina Tonks has been the director of Utah’s award-winning Mountain Heights Academy since 2009. Prior to leading Mountain Heights Academy, DeLaina taught high school French and Spanish, and worked as an instructional designer […]

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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- Jana Watts

Jana Watts Volunteer, Community Leader Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology, University of Utah Briefly tell us about your academic/professional life: My primary career for the past 25 years has been raising my five wonderful children.  I have been a volunteer and taught ESL to federal inmates for the 17 of those years at Davis County Jail.  […]

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