April 2024 Newsletter: A Bolder Way Forward

A Bolder Way Forward Advocates,

Welcome to the fourth edition of our A Bolder Way Forward (BWF) monthly newsletter!

2nd ANNUAL BWF SUMMIT: Registration is open for our second annual gathering on June 6, 2024 from 9:00am-2:00pm. This celebration of the progress made in our first year (of seven) is an opportunity to learn more about the movement and a place to become more engaged in the work! Hosted at Zions Bank Technology Center, we will provide an update on the momentum that a BWF has created since June 2023 and designate ample time for leaders of the 18 spoke areas to meet with their respective members. Breakout sessions will also include an opportunity to join an impact team. Register here to join us and become inspired to create change for Utah women & girls!

DATA VISUALIZATIONS: BWF dashboards have been published! These dashboards show spoke goals, current metrics, and will track progress toward the intended outcomes within the 7-year movement. We are continuing to add dashboards on “Other Metrics” for spokes so that all goals are visually represented.

NEW RESEARCH: We have released the final three research summaries that align with public perceptions and understanding on these spokes: STEM Fields, Male Allyship, and Leadership Development. All published summaries are located here.

SPOKE WORKING GROUPS: Spokes have formed working groups to focus on specific goals within their focus area. View working group information on spoke webpages and reach out to the spoke coordinator to join and assist us in these specific efforts!

COUNTY COALITIONS: This month we have established county coalitions in Beaver, Garfield, Wayne, Sanpete, and Wasatch (on April 25) counties, which will bring us to 22! We are working to get webpages for all county coalitions up ASAP. If you happen to be in (or know people in) Juab, Kane, Millard, Piute, Rich, Daggett, and Morgan counties, please email deborah.lin@usu.edu as we are holding those gatherings in May. We would love to have you involved, and we are still looking for local partners and community members to engage.

EVENTS: Visit our BWF Events page to view all past and upcoming events from BWF spokes and partners, including:

  • April 18 (12:00pm-1:15pm): Utahns’ Perceptions of the Challenges Facing Women and Girls (Dr. Susan Madsen will share insights about the 2023 fall study results as a whole and many BWF spoke leaders will share brief insights about the findings related to their specific spokes).
  • April 23 (9:00am-12:00pm): Women’s Tech Council Innovation Summit (BWF STEM Fields spoke partnership).
  • April 24 (11:00am-12:00pm): Denim Day (Join UCASA and the BWF Sexual Assault Spoke at the Utah Capitol Building and show your support for survivors of sexual assault by wearing denim on Denim Day).
  • May 7 (1:00pm-4:00pm): Women and AI Symposium (Utah Valley University College of Engineering & Technology. Dr. Susan Madsen will be moderating a panel at this BWF sponsored event).
  • May 14 (11:30am-1:30pm): Legislative Working Group Meeting (The BWF Gender Pay Gap spoke will be gathering with Utah leaders Rep. Rosemary Lesser, Gay Lynn Bennion, and many others to consider what actionable legislation efforts can be filed for the 2025 Utah Legislative Session).

Check out the UWLP community calendar for all events in Utah for girls and women! The UWLP has also just released a page that lists programs specifically for girls and young women (K-12).

GET INVOLVED: Learn more about A Bolder Way Forward with this video. If you are interested in a variety of areas, you can take this Interest Survey, and if your company/organization would like to get engaged, you can complete this Organizational Interest Survey. Join us on the BWF social media platforms: LinkedIn, Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), and Instagram. Subscribe at www.abolderwayforward.org to receive these updates to your own inbox if you received a forwarded email.

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A Bolder Way Forward
Utah Women & Leadership Project
Jon M. Huntsman School of Business
Utah State University
3550 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3550
Web: abolderwayforward.org

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