Spokes

There are 18 BWF areas of focus (spokes), which fall into five broader categories: 1) education (finance, higher education attainment, and K-12 initiatives), 2) community engagement (political representation, boards and commissions, and civic engagement/advocacy), 3) safety and security (child sexual abuse, domestic violence, poverty and homelessness, sexual assault, and sexual harassment and gender-based discrimination), 4) health and wellbeing (health across the lifespan, home and family), and 5) workplace (childcare, entrepreneurship, gender pay gap, leadership development, organizational strategies and workplace culture, STEM fields, and workforce development).

The primary aim of A Bolder Way Forward is to help more Utah women and girls thrive (see this "Thriving" document to learn what this means for each category and spoke to thrive). Each spoke, a key topic area where change needs to occur, is also a movement with a strategy that functions to make the whole greater than the sum of its parts. Effective work within the spokes is needed to create more expansive and cohesive change overall. Each spoke has created bold goals for 2026 and 2030 based on outcomes.

Childcare/Pre-K

Childcare/Pre-K

Child Sexual Abuse

Child Sexual Abuse Spoke

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

Finance

Finance

Gender Pay Gap

Gender Pay Gap

Health

Health Across the Lifespan

Higher Education 

Higher Education

Home & Family

Home & Family

K-12 Initiatives

K-12 Initiatives

Leadership

Leadership Development

Org. Strategies 

Organizational Strategies & Workplace Culture

Political & Civic Rep.

Political Representation, Boards and Commissions, & Civic Engagement/Advocacy

Poverty/Homelessness

Poverty & Homelessness

Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault

Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment & Gender-Based Discrimination

STEM Fields

STEM Fields

Workforce Develop.

Workforce Development