The Utah Women in the Economy Commission and Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) partnered to create a recommendation report for Governor Gary R. Herbert & The Utah Legislature (and others) based upon a recent one-day “Utah Women’s Postsecondary Education Roundtable” with key stakeholders. This new report offers five recommendations that will help provide the support and resources necessary for more women and families in Utah to receive the benefits of education and for Utah to reach its economic and workforce goals for the future. Check out the report here and the latest research on Utah women in higher education here.
Besides these studies, much is being done to strengthen women and women’s leadership in Utah, and you can play a role!
WHAT YOU CAN DO
1. Assist research by taking this survey: Dr. Susan Madsen of UVU and UWLP is conducting a new study looking at the leadership development gained by women who served full-time missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during their young adulthood. If you or someone you know fits this criteria, please take this 10-20 minute survey or pass it along: https://uvu.qualtrics.com/jfe/
2. Attend an event:
- December 15, 2018: Junior League of Salt Lake City, Wassail for Women; 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM (learn more about this social and service for victims of trafficking here).
- January 9, 2019: Women’s Advocacy Seminar with Action Utah, Women’s Leadership Institute and YWCA Utah; 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM; Salt Lake Chamber, Salt Lake City, UT (get tickets here).
- January 18, 2019: Real Women Run Celebrating the Political Kaleidoscope; 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM; YWCA Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (register here).
- January 19, 2019: Real Women Run Winter Training; 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM; SLCC Miller Campus, Sandy, UT (register here).
- January 30, 2019: UWLP’s Silent Souls Weeping: Emerging from Depression with Strength and Hope; 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM; UVU. (RSVP online.) All are welcome.
3. Check out these great articles and resources:
- ARTICLE: “Developing Women Leaders by Transforming Habitual Thought Processes” (see other LinkedIn articles here)
- INFOGRAPHIC: “Poverty Among Utah Women” (based on this 2016 snapshot)
- PODCAST: “Poverty Among Utah Women” [iTunes or the UWLP blog]
- WHAT CAN I DO?: “What Women’s Networks and Groups Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Girls and Women”
- VIDEOS: From UWLP’s community event in September: Keynote by Ruth Todd: Navigating Transitions and Workshop: Navigating the Home to Workforce Transition. All UWLP videos are here.