The August 2022 Newsletter for the Utah Women & Leadership Project highlights new resources released, editorials, and announcements about women's groups and partnerships.
August 2022 Newsletter
I have a number of Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) announcements for August:
First, we are pleased to announce the release of a new research snapshot titled “Sexual Assault Among Utah Women: A 2022 Update” (with Dr. Julie L. Valentine and Dr. Leslie W. Miles). Additionally, we released a research brief a few weeks ago titled “The Status of Women Leaders in Utah Public Education (K–12): A 2022 Update” (with Hannah Payne and Kim Buesser). Thanks to all of these researchers for partnering and volunteering with the UWLP.
Second, we have three free events coming up in the Fall (RSVP online):
- How Women Can Budget to Survive Inflation (Workshop with Amanda Christensen): Aug. 31, Noon-1:00pm; Virtual
- The Status & Experiences of Utah Women of Color (Panel with Nubia Pena, Sui Lang Panoke, Paula Smith, Lillian Tsosie-Jensen, Jessi Hill, and Ze Min Xiao): Sep. 15, Noon-1:15pm; Virtual
- Hacks to Help Women Maximize Income and Minimize Expenses (Workshop with Vincenza Vicari-Bentley): Nov. 9, Noon-1:00pm; Virtual
Third, the UWLP team held 11 community conversations with women of color around the state on their experiences, and a summary of these discussions are included in a series of short reports. We released three last month and today are releasing the last three conversation summaries:
- The Experiences of Utah Latinas
- The Experiences of Utah Indigenous Women
- The Experiences of New American Women in Utah
Fifth, the Women’s Equality Dashboard that we released a couple of months ago now has data for all 17 indicators. The interactive dashboard is related to the “Women’s Equality in Utah: Why Utah Is Ranked as the Worst State, and What Can Be Done” report released in December 2021. This Women’s Equality Dashboard tracks the data in the report and how we can change our rankings if we implement the recommendations. See each indicator page for more specifics. Thanks to USU Data Analytics faculty members (Lianne Wappett, Polly Conrad, and Carly Fox) and their amazing students for their work creating this.
Sixth, we would like to make you aware of a new resource from KUER and PBS Utah called “She Votes Utah.” The focus of the new initiative is to help voter turnout among Utah women by sharing voter resources, political news, and a little historical context to give Utah women the chance to make informed decisions when they vote. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.
Seventh, here are some of our partners’ upcoming events:
- August 9 (multiple dates) - Inflation-Proofing Your Finances for Women (Empowering Financial Wellness, USU Extension)
- August 25-27 (10:30am-7:15pm, 7:30am-7:15pm, 7:15am-1:30pm) - Becoming an Outdoors Woman – Utah (USU Extension - Washington County)
- September 14-16 (9:00am-4:15pm) - 2022 Domestic Violence Solutions Conference (Utah Domestic Violence Coalition)
- September 15-16 (6:00pm-8:00pm, 8:30am-4:00pm) - Women in the Money Conference (Utah Financial Empowerment Coalition, Utah Treasurer’s Office)
- September 20 (multiple dates, register now) - Political Development Series (non-partisan 6-month women's cohort, The Women’s Leadership Institute)
- September 22 (12:00pm-2:00pm) - 15th Annual Women Tech Awards (Women Tech Council)
- September 27-28 - Utah STEM Fest (Utah STEM Action Center)
- October 7 (8:00am-6:00pm) - WeROC 2022 (Women Entrepreneurs Realizing Opportunities For Capital) (VentureCapital.Org)
Finally, check out some key articles and media published this past month:
- Women Employees and Burnout: Solutions That Can Help (Forbes, Jul. 27, 2022)
- 72% of the U.S. Public Educator Workforce is Female, But Just 13% of Superintendents are Women. Why? (Deseret News, Jul. 24, 2022)
- Women in Leadership Roles Slightly Up in Utah Public Education (Utah State Today, Jul. 20, 2022)
- Where Does Utah Rank Nationally for Female Business Owners? (KSL, Jul. 17, 2022)
- Guest Opinion: Strengthening the Impact of Women and Girls in Utah County (Daily Herald, Jul. 15, 2022)
- Utah Latinas Face Widest Pay Wage Gap in the State (Axios Salt Lake City, Jul. 15, 2022)
- Opinion: Believe Her — The Reasons Behind Our Underreported Sexual Assault Cases (Deseret News, Jul. 14, 2022)
- Study Finds Utah Indigenous Women Lack Clean Water and Internet Access (Utah Public Radio (UPR), Jul. 12, 2022)
- Susan Madsen: Is Calling Women ‘Girls’ a Problem? (The Salt Lake Tribune, Jul. 11, 2022)
- Women & Leadership Project Releases Final Study in Series on Utah Women of Color (Daily Herald, Jul. 7, 2022)
- Utah’s Ranking for Women in STEM (The Utah Statesman, Jul. 7, 2022)
- Utah American Indian Women: USU UWLP Reports on Status and Experiences (Utah State Today, Jul. 6, 2022)
- 'The Utah Women & Leadership Project' with Susan Madsen on Wednesday's Access Utah (Utah Public Radio (UPR), Jul. 6, 2022)
- Have Utah’s Senate Seats Hardened Into a ‘Concrete Ceiling’ That Women Will Never Break? (KUER 90.1, Jul. 5, 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