October 2022 Newsletter


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

First, we are pleased to announce the release of a new white paper titled “Women-Owned Businesses in Utah: Status, Challenges, and Opportunities” (with Dr. April Townsend). We partnered with the Women’s Business Center of Utah on this research. Additionally, we released a research and policy brief a few weeks ago titled “Understanding the Gender Gap in Utah Higher Education: Quantitative Findings” (with Dr. Sojung Lim, Claudia Wright, and Dr. Emily S. Darowski). Thanks to everyone involved in these publications.

Second, we have four free events coming up in the Fall (RSVP online):

  1. UWLP Book Club: How Women Rise By Sally Helgesen & Marshall Goldsmith (Two-session book club: Oct. 6 & Nov. 10, 12:00pm-1:00pm or 7:30pm-8:30pm; Virtual)
  2. Effecting Societal Change for Child Sexual Abuse (Symposium: Oct. 26, 8:00am-11:30am; Virtual and in-person at Saprea in Lehi, UT)
  3. Hacks to Help Women Maximize Income and Minimize Expenses (Workshop with Vincenza Vicari-Bentley: Nov. 9, Noon-1:00pm; Virtual)
  4. 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:

Fourth, we have just released a new video series titled “Career Exploration for Girls & Women.” The focus of the series is to help girls and young women learn about different career paths and options. The series has 35-minute videos about the following professions: Banking, Engineering, Law, Local Government, Nonprofit, Sports, Teaching, and Therapy.

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 October!


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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October 2022 Newsletter

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