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):

Third, in partnership with Utah Public Radio, we have released three new podcasts that highlight recent UWLP research:

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:

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 uwlp@usu.edu (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:

Finally, check out some articles and media published this past month:

Join us on the UWLP social media platforms: LinkedInFacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube. See the community calendar as well. Email uwlp@usu.edu to let us know you want to receive these updates to your own inbox if you received a forwarded email.

Enjoy April!


Prof./Dr. Susan R. MadsenInaugural Karen Haight Huntsman Endowed Professor of LeadershipDirector, Utah Women & Leadership ProjectJon M. Huntsman School of BusinessUtah State University

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April 2022 Newsletter

The April 2022 Newsletter for the Utah Women & Leadership Project highlights new resources released, editorials, and announcements about women's groups and partnerships.