The September 2021 Newsletter for the Utah Women & Leadership Project highlights new resources released, editorials, and announcements about women's groups and partnerships.
September 2021 Newsletter
September is upon us, and I have many Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) announcements for this month:
First, we are pleased to announce the release of a new research and policy brief today titled “The Impact of COVID-19 on Utah Women and Work: Health Impacts.” Thanks to my co-researchers Marin Christensen, Jenna Dyckman, and Dr. Dianne McAdams-Jones for their fabulous work on this brief. In addition, a few weeks ago we released a research and policy brief titled, “The Impact of COVID-19 on Utah Women and Work: Resilient Mindset and Wellbeing” (with Dr. Jared Hansen, Joseph Hansen, and Dr. Chris Hartwell). These two briefs complete our COVID-19 research and policy briefs series (6 reports in total).
Second, we have a new “What Can I Do?” idea sheet titled “What Mayors Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Girls and Women.” Thanks to community volunteer Staci Liljegren for her contributions and for the mayors who joined brainstorming meetings. We are also releasing a new policy white paper titled “Utah is Changing: Should Our Leave Laws Follow Suit?” We commissioned Jenna Gould, a policy analyst, to do an in-depth analysis of all 50 state’s leave laws and provide recommendations for Utah.
Third, we have three free events coming up (RSVP online) sponsored by the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, USU Extension, and the Utah Education Network (UEN):
- A Fireside Chat with Lt. Governor Deidre Henderson on Women and Leadership (Oct. 1, Noon-1:15pm; RSVP to attend either at USU Brigham City Campus or online)
- How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion, or Job (with globally-known author Sally Helgesen, Oct. 29, Noon-1:15pm, Virtual)
- Strengthening Your Emotional Health as Women (Nov. 12, Noon-1:15pm, Virtual)
Fourth, in partnership with Utah Public Radio (UPR), we have released two new podcasts:
- When Women Don’t Speak: What It Takes for Women To be Heard – This episode discusses what it takes for a woman to be truly heard, bringing you the highlights from a March 2020 Women’s Leadership Forum exploring this issue. I’m joined by two professors at Brigham Young University: Dr. Jessica Preece and Dr. Christopher F. Karpowitz.
- Mammography Among Utah Women – In March of 2017, the UWLP published a research snapshot on this topic and even though it is a few years old, it is such an important topic that we want to discuss some of the highlights in this podcast episode. I’m joined by Robbyn Scribner, lead researcher on the report.
Fifth, we have a few more resources to highlight this month:
- Infographics (print-friendly): “Domestic Violence Among Utah Women” and “Substance Use Disorders Among Utah Women” (related snapshots)
- Event Video: “A Conversation on the Impact of COVID-19 on Utah Women and Work”
Sixth, here are some of our partners’ upcoming events:
- September 10 (12:00pm-1:00pm) - Wellness of Women in the Face of the Pandemic and Other Global Crises (UWHEN)
- September 15 (6:00pm-7:00pm) - Entrepreneur Leadership Series: Ashley Smith (The Center for Entrepreneurship, Jon M. Huntsman School of Business)
- September 16 (training program over a six-month period) - Political Development Series (Women’s Leadership Institute)
- September 18 (9:00am-1:30pm) - Celebrating Women Conference-2021 (Virtual) (USU Extension)
- September 21 (11:00am-1:00pm) - Business Women's Forum 2021: Unapologetically, Taking Up Space (Business Women's Forum)
- September 24 (9:00am-4:00pm) - WeROC 2021 (Women Entrepreneurs Realizing Opportunities For Capital) (VentureCapital.Org) Use promo code LEADERSHIP21 for 25% off.
- September 30 (12:00pm-1:30pm) - 14th Annual Women Tech Awards (Women Tech Council)
- October 8 (8:30am-4:00pm) - Women in the Money Conference (Utah Financial Empowerment Coalition, Utah Treasurer’s Office)
- October 16 (5:30pm) - Real Salt Lake vs. Colorado Rapids - Women's Networking Event (Real Salt Lake)
Finally, check out the following editorials and articles from the last month:
- Susan Madsen: Elevating Women Elevates All Of Us (The Salt Lake Tribune, Aug. 23, 2021)
- How Do We Help More Girls Be Physically Active? It May Be A Question Of Developing The Right Options (Deseret News, Aug. 19, 2021)
- Resiliency Aided Utah Women During COVID-19 (Utah State Today, Aug. 18, 2021)
- Lost or Relinquished Opportunities: Career Advancement Challenges for Women During the Pandemic (LinkedIn, Aug. 17, 2021)
- Why Calling Women ‘Girls’ Is A Bigger Deal Than You May Think (Forbes, Aug. 9, 2021)
- These Activities Could Increase Girls' PE Participation, USU Study Says (KSL, Aug. 9, 2021)
- “Everything is on Hold”: Career Advancement Challenges for Women During COVID-19 (LinkedIn, Aug. 5, 2021)
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Prof./Dr. Susan R. Madsen
Inaugural Karen Haight Huntsman Endowed Professor of Leadership
Director, Utah Women & Leadership Project
Jon M. Huntsman School of Business
Utah State University