September 2022 Newsletter


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

First, we are pleased to announce the release of a new research snapshot titled “Suicide Among Utah Girls and Women” (with Dr. Kristy Hodson, Dr. Chloe Bhowmick, and Cindy Jenkins) and an accompanying infographic. Additionally, we released a white paper a few weeks ago titled “Addressing Workplace Sexual Harassment: Public Policy Solutions for Utah” (with Katie Hudman, Trish Hatch, and Elise Johnson). Thanks to everyone involved in these publications.

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

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

Third, we have a few resources to highlight this month:

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, in partnership with Tech-Moms and USU Extension, we have just released a new online course titled, “Relaunching Your Career for Women: Course 1.” This course helps prepare women transitioning from home back to the workforce and includes six modules: Challenges to Relaunch, Choosing a Path, Resumes for Relaunchers, LinkedIn for Beginners, Building Your Network, and Wrap-Up. Full engagement in this course will take approximately four hours, which includes reading short narratives, watching video clips, completing reflection activities, reviewing resource materials, and setting goals (Cost: $25.00).

Sixth, 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 to let us know you want to receive these updates to your own inbox if you received a forwarded email.

Enjoy September!


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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September 2022 Newsletter

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

Suicide Among Utah Girls and Women

Suicide is a serious, evolving, and complex public health issue that negatively impacts individuals, families, and communities across Utah, the nation, and the world. Suicide can have lasting and harmful effects on everyone touched in some way, and it car...