The November 2022 Newsletter for the Utah Women & Leadership Project highlights new resources released, editorials, and announcements about women's groups and partnerships.
November 2022 Newsletter
I have a number of Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) announcements for November:
First, we are pleased to announce the release of a new research and policy brief titled “Understanding the Gender Gap in Utah Higher Education: Qualitative Findings” (with Dr. Sojung Lim, Claudia Méndez Wright, and Dr. Emily S. Darowski). Additionally, we released a research and policy brief a few weeks ago titled “Perceptions of Higher Education: Gender Differences in Utah Secondary School Students” (with Carlee Dynes and Dr. Emily S. Darowski). Thanks to everyone involved in these publications.
Second, we have three free events coming up (RSVP online):
- Hacks to Help Women Maximize Income and Minimize Expenses (Workshop with Vincenza Vicari-Bentley: Nov. 9, Noon-1:00pm; Virtual)
- UWLP Book Club: How Women Rise By Sally Helgesen & Marshall Goldsmith (Second session: Nov. 10, 12:00pm-1:00pm or 7:30pm-8:30pm; Virtual)
- Biases, Barriers, & Barricades for Utah Women: A Solutions-Based Workshop (Partners Workshop, The Policy Project: Nov. 15, 12:00pm-2:00pm; Sandy, UT)
Third, we have a few resources to highlight this month:
- New Podcast Episodes (with Utah Public Radio): The Status & Experiences of Utah Black Women and The Status & Experiences of Utah American Indian Women
- Animated Video Series: The Utah Education Network (UEN) has partnered with the UWLP to refresh ten 30-second videos on the benefits of women getting their college degrees: Saving for College, Mental Health Benefits of Higher Education, Civic Life, Personal Benefits of Higher Education, The Gift of a Higher Education, Higher Education for Moms, Economic Benefits of Higher Education, A Dad’s Impact on Higher Education, Secret to College Success, and Physical Health Benefits of Higher Education.
- Infographics & Handouts: A number of our handouts and infographics have been translated into Spanish.
Fourth, the UWLP is partnering with the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity, the Governor’s One Utah Roadmap efforts, and the Women’s Business Center of Utah on the new “Inspire In Utah” campaign, which is an initiative to help support women entrepreneurs and women in the workplace at every level. As part of this campaign, “100 Companies Championing Women” focuses on recognizing and highlighting the stories of 100 Utah companies that offer family-friendly policies and practices, as well as women-specific initiatives known to impact the recruiting, hiring, retaining, and advancing of women employees, managers, and leaders. If you feel like your company is doing well on these things, please let your HR department know about this opportunity!
Fifth, here are some of our partners’ upcoming events:
- November 11 (9:30am-3:30pm) - Polished: Women in Business Event (UVU Woodbury School of Business)
- November 17 (8:30am-5:00pm; 2:10pm-2:50pm Women’s Equality Panel) - 2022 Utah Business Economic Outlook Summit (Utah Business)
Finally, check out some key articles and media published this past month:
- 'We Have to Break the Silence,' Utah Leaders Say of Child Sexual Abuse (KSL, Oct. 26, 2022)
- Survey: Female Students Report More Barriers to Higher Education (Daily Herald, Oct. 26, 2022)
- Utah Young Women More Concerned About Barriers to College Than Young Men Are, Reports USU UWLP (Utah State Today, Oct. 26, 2022)
- Susan R. Madsen: Be Aware of the Seven Basic Types of Intimate Partner Violence (The Salt Lake Tribune, Oct. 26, 2022)
- Challenges and Opportunities Documented For Women-Owned Businesses in Utah (Cache Valley Daily, Oct. 19, 2022)
- Sexist Comments Research: Focus on Physical Appearance/Bodies (LinkedIn, Oct. 18, 2022)
- New Study Finds Challenges and Opportunities For Women-Owned Businesses in Utah (Utah Public Radio (UPR), Oct. 14, 2022)
- Computer Science and Engineering is Booming in Utah. Will Women Reap the Benefits Too? (The Salt Lake Tribune, Oct. 12, 2022)
- Female Empowerment: How BYU is Uplifting Women (The Daily Universe, Oct. 11, 2022)
- Female-Owned Businesses in Utah Growing Not in Size But in Number (Daily Herald, Oct. 7, 2022)
- New Survey Suggests Women Who Own Businesses are Struggling (KSL NewsRadio, Oct. 6, 2022)
- Researchers Revisit 1997 Survey to Ask What's Changed for Women-Owned Utah Businesses (Utah State Today, Oct. 5, 2022)
- Utah Has the Biggest Graduate Degree Gender Gap in the Country (Utah Public Radio (UPR), Oct. 5, 2022)
- Opinion: What an Education Gap Spells Out For Women in Utah (Deseret News, Oct. 4, 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