June 2022 Newsletter


I have a number of Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) announcements for June:

First, we have a number of reports we are releasing. We are pleased to announce the release of a new research snapshot titled “Utah Women and STEM: A 2022 Update” (with Rebecca Winkel), along with one we released a few weeks ago titled “The Status of Utah Black Women” (with Dr. Tasha Toy and Marin Christensen). See the acknowledgements for the many other people who advised, reviewed, and assisted with these reports. In addition, we have two new “What Can I Do?” idea sheets based on think tank gatherings that have ideas about how individuals, groups, and organizations can support and empower girls and women in specific areas of Utah: Utah County and Summit County. Thanks to Angie Kleven for her work on these reports.

Second, we have a number of new resources to highlight this month:

Third, in partnership with USU Extension, we have released new curriculum titled “Building Confidence in Girls.” This packet can be used by parents, educators, community programs, and others to work with girls individually or in groups. Thanks to Christina Pay, Melanie Dabb, Andrea Schmutz, Cindy Jenkins, Eva Timothy, Rachel Myrer, and McKenna Smith for their fabulous work.

Fourth, we are excited to announce the launch of a new interactive dashboard related to the “Women’s Equality in Utah: Why Utah Is Ranked as the Worst State, and What Can Be Done” report released 6 months ago. This Women’s Equality Dashboard tracks the data in the report and how we can change our rankings if we implement the recommendations. Thanks to USU Data Analytics faculty members (Lianne Wappett, Polly Conrad, and Carly Fox) and 6 amazing students for their work creating this. It is very cool!

Fifth, here are some of our partners’ upcoming events:

Finally, check out some key 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 June!


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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June 2022 Newsletter

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

Utah Women and Stem: A 2022 Update

Utah needs significant investment into efforts that encourage and mentor Utah girls and young women to pursue STEM education and careers, and industries must continue to improve the corporate climate to attract and retain women in STEM fields.

The Status of Utah Black Women

As we seek to provide greater access and opportunity to all Utah residents, the state can use these data to better utilize the talents, ideas, and resources that Black women have to offer the state, employers, and Utah families.