The April 2022 Newsletter for the Utah Women & Leadership Project highlights new resources released, editorials, and announcements about women's groups and partnerships.
April 2022 Newsletter
I have a number of Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) announcements for April:
First, we are pleased to announce the release of a new research snapshot titled “Human Trafficking Among Utah Girls and Women” and an accompanying infographic. Thanks to the lead researcher, Dr. Lindsay B. Gezinski, and other co-authors (McKayla Caress and Marin Christensen) for their fabulous work on this snapshot.
Second, we have two free events coming up (RSVP online):
- Career Exploration for Girls and Women: Law & Nonprofit (Apr. 7, 6:00-7:15pm; Virtual, designed for middle/high school and college young women)
- Building Emotional Resilience in Girls and Young Women (with authors Dr. Jennifer Doty & Jessica Peterson, May 26, Noon-1:15pm; Virtual)
Third, in partnership with Utah Public Radio, we have released three new podcasts that highlight recent UWLP research:
- Poverty Among Utah Women: A 2022 Update
- Sexist Comments & Responses Part III
- The Economic Circumstances of Sexual Minority Women in Utah
Fourth, in partnership with USU Extension, we have just released a new online course titled “Conflict Management for Women.” Based on Clair Canfield’s work, we hope this helps women of all ages create deeper and more satisfying relationships through transforming conflict into collaborative experiences (Cost: $20.00). Thanks to Bobbi Petersen, Christian Lippert, Carlee Madsen, and Angie Kleven for their expertise and work!
Fifth, we have a few resources to highlight this month:
- Event Video: Conflict Management for Women: Skills, Strategies, and Solutions
- Event Video: International Women’s Day Celebration: Utah Women Learn, Lead, & Lift
- Event Video: Perspectives on Women’s Leadership from Prominent Utah Women of Faith
- Handout: Ten Steps Companies Can Take to Narrow the Gender Pay Gap
Sixth, the Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP), in partnership with the Women’s Business Center of Utah, is conducting a study on women-owned businesses within Utah. We welcome all Utah women age 18 or older who own businesses to participate. The survey will take 20-30 minutes to complete. I (Dr. Susan Madsen) am the primary researcher for this study. If you have questions or concerns, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org (USU IRB 12635). You can participate by clicking here.
Seventh, for information about participating in a study designed to enhance our understanding of the gender disparity in higher education in Utah, click here. Specifically, Dr. Sojung Lim at USU is working to learn more about challenges faced by women who want to obtain an undergraduate or graduate degree in Utah and the resources that exist to support them.
Eighth, here are some of our partners’ upcoming events:
- April 19 (5:00pm-7:00pm) - Business Women's Forum 2022: Spring Mixer (Business Women's Forum)
- April 24-30 - Show up for Survivors 5k (Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault)
- May 7 (8:00am-5:00pm) - Find Your Voice Conference (focused on mental health and empowerment)
- May 14 (8:00am-4:00pm) - Ignite Your Influence 2022: Still We Rise (Women’s Influence Network, St. George)
- May 20 (11:30am-2:00pm) - LeaderLuncheon 2021–2022 (YWCA Utah)
Finally, check out some articles and media published this past month:
- Rise and Run: Latter-day Women and Good Government (BYU Studies Quarterly, 2022)
- Opinion: The Interesting Origins of Women’s History Month (Deseret News, Mar. 23, 2022)
- Public Policy Solutions for the Complex Childcare Landscape (LinkedIn, Mar. 22, 2022)
- Why Getting Rid Of Sexism In The Workplace Is So Challenging (Forbes, Mar. 15, 2022)
- Researchers Analyze Types of Sexist Comments Heard in Utah Workplaces (KSL, Mar. 9, 2022)
- ‘I Felt Disposable’: Utah Women Recount Experiences of Sexism (The Salt Lake Tribune, Mar. 7, 2022)
- Sexism in the Workplace Pushes Women to Start Their Own Businesses (Business.org, Mar. 7, 2022)
- Susan R. Madsen: Graduate Degrees Can Go a Long Way in Advancing Women (The Salt Lake Tribune, Mar. 4, 2022)
- Comments that Stereotype and Undervalue Women Are Prevalent, Utah Study Shows (USU Extension, Mar. 2, 2022)
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Prof./Dr. Susan R. MadsenInaugural Karen Haight Huntsman Endowed Professor of Leadership Director, Utah Women & Leadership Project Jon M. Huntsman School of Business Utah State University