May 2024 Newsletter


Good morning! I have a number of Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) announcements for May:

First, the “A Bolder Way Forward 2nd Annual Summit” will be held on June 6 from 9am-2pm at Zions Technology Campus. Join us for this important annual gathering of people committed to engaging in making Utah a place where more girls and women can thrive!

Second, we are pleased to announce the release of a new research and policy brief titled “Eleven Major Challenges Utah Women Face.” Thanks to my co-author Dr. April Townsend for her fabulous work on this brief.

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

Fourth, the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity, the Cox-Henderson Administration, and the UWLP partnered on the initiative titled “100 Companies Championing Women in Utah.” There are a few more spots left in the 2024 cohort that is closing soon. If your organization (e.g., company, nonprofit, university) does great things to champion women in Utah, we invite you to submit a nomination:

Fifth, here are some of our partners’ upcoming events (check out our community calendar for all events in Utah for girls and women):

Finally, check out some key articles and media published this past month:

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Enjoy May!


Prof./Dr. Susan R. Madsen
Inaugural Karen Haight Huntsman Endowed Professor of Leadership
Director, Utah Women & Leadership Project
Jon M. Huntsman School of Business
Utah State University
Phone: 435-797-0873

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