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The Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) hosts “think tank” gatherings to collect best practices for various stakeholders interested in supporting and empowering Utah women. Learn more about what mayors can do to strengthen the impact of Utah girls and women.
What Mayors Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Girls and Women

What Mayors Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Girls and Women

The Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) hosts “think tank” gatherings to collect best practices for various stakeholders interested in supporting and empowering Utah women. Learn more about what mayors can do to strengthen the impact of Utah girls and women.

2020
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The Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) hosted a series of “think tank” gatherings to collect best practices for various stakeholders interested in supporting and empowering Utah women. Find out more about what city council members can do to strengthen girls and women.
What City Council Members Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Girls and Women

What City Council Members Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Girls and Women

The Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) hosted a series of “think tank” gatherings to collect best practices for various stakeholders interested in supporting and empowering Utah women. Find out more about what city council members can do to strengthen girls and women.

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Women whose professional expertise includes advocating for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging within organizations know from personal experience, in addition to their research and training, about the barriers women of color face, and how they can be addressed.
What Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Specialists Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Women of Color

What Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Specialists Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Women of Color

Women whose professional expertise includes advocating for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging within organizations know from personal experience, in addition to their research and training, about the barriers women of color face, and how they can be addressed.

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Religious and faith-based organizations are of vital importance to many individuals and families, and these leaders recognize the positive role they can have in the lives of Utah women and girls.
What Leaders in the Interfaith Community Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Girls and Women

What Leaders in the Interfaith Community Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Girls and Women

Religious and faith-based organizations are of vital importance to many individuals and families, and these leaders recognize the positive role they can have in the lives of Utah women and girls.

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2020
Good mental health is a critical component of overall wellbeing, hence the influence of therapists is expanding in Utah. As they increasingly recognize and address gender-specific challenges, mental health providers can positively influence girls and women, as well as families, communities, and the state as a whole.
What Therapists Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Girls and Women

What Therapists Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Girls and Women

Good mental health is a critical component of overall wellbeing, hence the influence of therapists is expanding in Utah. As they increasingly recognize and address gender-specific challenges, mental health providers can positively influence girls and women, as well as families, communities, and the state as a whole.

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Though the role of a journalist is to report about the world objectively, the very nature of public media puts these professionals in a visible and trusted position. In choosing which stories to tell and how to tell them, reporters and producers naturally influence attitudes and beliefs. Media professionals can positively impact women and girls in the broader culture.
What Media Professionals Can Do To Strengthen The Impact Of Utah Girls And Women

What Media Professionals Can Do To Strengthen The Impact Of Utah Girls And Women

Though the role of a journalist is to report about the world objectively, the very nature of public media puts these professionals in a visible and trusted position. In choosing which stories to tell and how to tell them, reporters and producers naturally influence attitudes and beliefs. Media professionals can positively impact women and girls in the broader culture.

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Female college students in Utah face unique challenges and have lagged their national peers in terms of college completion. Informed academic advisors are well-positioned to help Utah women gain the many lifelong benefits that come from finishing a college degree.
What Academic Advisors Can Do To Strengthen The Impact Of Utah Girls And Women

What Academic Advisors Can Do To Strengthen The Impact Of Utah Girls And Women

Female college students in Utah face unique challenges and have lagged their national peers in terms of college completion. Informed academic advisors are well-positioned to help Utah women gain the many lifelong benefits that come from finishing a college degree.

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2019
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Well-informed health care providers are uniquely positioned to support and strengthen girls and women over a lifetime. This discussion focused on how practitioners can influence through providing quality patient care, serving as visible role models, educating their communities, mentoring, and advocating broadly to promote women’s wellbeing.
What Women in Medicine Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Girls and Women

What Women in Medicine Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Girls and Women

Well-informed health care providers are uniquely positioned to support and strengthen girls and women over a lifetime. This discussion focused on how practitioners can influence through providing quality patient care, serving as visible role models, educating their communities, mentoring, and advocating broadly to promote women’s wellbeing.

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Sports participation is a widely recognized pathway to leadership, and coaches are in an ideal position to positively influence their athletes. This discussion focused on how coaches can first lead by example and then work to support girls’ personal development and resilience.
What Athletic Coaches Can Do To Strengthen The Impact Of Utah Girls And Young Women

What Athletic Coaches Can Do To Strengthen The Impact Of Utah Girls And Young Women

Sports participation is a widely recognized pathway to leadership, and coaches are in an ideal position to positively influence their athletes. This discussion focused on how coaches can first lead by example and then work to support girls’ personal development and resilience.

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Utah fathers recognize the strong influence local culture can have on the way their daughters develop their sense of self. The state’s distinct environment, with its own set of social norms, can affect girls and young women in both positive and negative ways. Fathers can work to support their daughters’ efforts to navigate cultural influences.
What Utah Fathers Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Their Daughters

What Utah Fathers Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Their Daughters

Utah fathers recognize the strong influence local culture can have on the way their daughters develop their sense of self. The state’s distinct environment, with its own set of social norms, can affect girls and young women in both positive and negative ways. Fathers can work to support their daughters’ efforts to navigate cultural influences.

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2019
This idea sheet is based on a 2019 gathering of 25 elementary school principals and other administrators who met to discuss ways they can support girls in Utah, both in educational success and in many other areas of life.
What Elementary School Administrators Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Girls

What Elementary School Administrators Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Girls

This idea sheet is based on a 2019 gathering of 25 elementary school principals and other administrators who met to discuss ways they can support girls in Utah, both in educational success and in many other areas of life.

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This idea sheet is based on a 2018 gathering of 25 mothers who are raising school-aged daughters in Utah. With the knowledge that mothers are one of the most powerful influences in a girl’s life, this discussion focused on various topics, including culture, confidence and self-discovery, education, personal and social development, and resilience.
What Utah Mothers Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Their Daughters

What Utah Mothers Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Their Daughters

This idea sheet is based on a 2018 gathering of 25 mothers who are raising school-aged daughters in Utah. With the knowledge that mothers are one of the most powerful influences in a girl’s life, this discussion focused on various topics, including culture, confidence and self-discovery, education, personal and social development, and resilience.

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This idea sheet is based on a 2018 gathering of 65 leaders of women’s networks, groups, and organizations in Utah in many arenas. It provides an overview of opportunities to influence cultural attitudes in ways that are relevant in all settings, followed by specific ideas and solutions to advance and empower women and girls in more distinct environments.
What Women's Networks and Groups Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Girls and Women

What Women's Networks and Groups Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Girls and Women

This idea sheet is based on a 2018 gathering of 65 leaders of women’s networks, groups, and organizations in Utah in many arenas. It provides an overview of opportunities to influence cultural attitudes in ways that are relevant in all settings, followed by specific ideas and solutions to advance and empower women and girls in more distinct environments.

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Understanding that male engagement is critical in reducing workplace gender imbalances, these suggestions focus on what men can do in professional settings to create awareness, rethink systems, build capacity (in both women and men), foster developmental relationships, and advocate for necessary cultural change.
What Male Allies Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Women in Workplace Settings

What Male Allies Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Women in Workplace Settings

Understanding that male engagement is critical in reducing workplace gender imbalances, these suggestions focus on what men can do in professional settings to create awareness, rethink systems, build capacity (in both women and men), foster developmental relationships, and advocate for necessary cultural change.

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Education
2018
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School counselors recognize they can influence the culture within their schools and even beyond. But first, they must be aware of the cultural pressures and messages reaching female students. For example, they can recognize how confidence and low self-esteem may affect educational success or aspirations and explore the impact of social media.
What School Counselors Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Girls and Women

What School Counselors Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Girls and Women

School counselors recognize they can influence the culture within their schools and even beyond. But first, they must be aware of the cultural pressures and messages reaching female students. For example, they can recognize how confidence and low self-esteem may affect educational success or aspirations and explore the impact of social media.

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Utah is full of engaged, passionate individuals who frequently ask the question, “What can I personally and/or professionally do to strengthen the impact of Utah girls and women?” To provide specific answers to that question, the Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) team hosted a series of “think tank” gatherings to collect best practices.
What Business Leaders Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Girls and Women

What Business Leaders Can Do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Girls and Women

Utah is full of engaged, passionate individuals who frequently ask the question, “What can I personally and/or professionally do to strengthen the impact of Utah girls and women?” To provide specific answers to that question, the Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) team hosted a series of “think tank” gatherings to collect best practices.