Utah Women & Leadership Announcements (Feb. 2017)

Colleagues,

Here are a number of announcements for February:

First, the next Utah Women’s Leadership Speaker & Dialogue Series event is titled “Strengthening the Impact of Women: Body Image, Crucial Conversations, and Perfectionism” (March 7, 2017, 6:30-8:30pm, UVU). All sessions will live stream during the event for those in various parts of the state. RSVP here. President Matthew & Paige Holland of UVU will give a brief keynote and then we will have three breakout sessions (see flyer for full descriptions):

  • Beauty Redefined: The Impact of Body Image on Girls and Women (Drs. Lexie and Lindsay Kite, co-directors of the Beauty Redefined Foundation)
  • Crucial Conversations: Strengthening the Impact of Women (Dr. Emily Hoffman, Vice President at VitalSmarts, also an MD)
  • The Impact of Perfectionism on the Wellbeing of Women (Dr. Kris Doty-Yells, professor of behavioral science and therapist) 

Second, we are also releasing a new Utah Women Stats research snapshot titled “Domestic Violence Among Utah Women.” Co-authors include Tiffany Turley (Title IX Coordinator, Brigham Young University) and Robbyn T. Scribner (UWLP Research Fellow). See this and other briefs and snapshots at http://www.uvu.edu/uwlp/research/briefs.html.

Third, we are partners for two other upcoming events in Utah. First, a Provo Girls Summit is taking place at the Provo Library on March 8th. This is Provo’s first-ever professional summit for girls, ages 8-12. It will feature women from a variety of professional backgrounds—writers, scientists, artists, and business owners. Girls can register to attend here. Second, Utah CollegeCon is having their second annual event on March 18th at Davis  High School in Kaysville. Utah CollegeCon is a wonderful event for parents to learn more about the higher education system, for students to learn how to become scholarship smart, and for businesses to improve their visibility with tomorrow’s workforce. You can learn more by visiting the Utah CollgeCon website.

Fourth, March 3rd is SheTech Explorer Day at UVU. This free, industry-led technology conference (for high school girls 9th-12th grade) allows students to interact with industry mentors and learn about STEM careers in a fun, no pressure interactive setting. If you know high school girls that would be inspired, invite them to register at www.shetechexplorer.com. If you would like to be an Explorer Days mentor and work one-on-one with girls at any of the three Utah locations, sign up here. If you would like to help for the day, sign up here. (You can even grab your department and co-workers to help give back to the community!) Another program, Expanding Your Horizons, also has conferences for girls, focused on STEM areas. Salt Lake Community College has one on March 11, 2017 and there are others in northern Utah (ATK) in the fall and at UVU in January 2018.  

Finally, we restructured our Utah published reports page. You can go here to find all types of published reports coming from various agencies, nonprofits, and entities in the state and beyond. It is now arranged by topic (child care,  education, employment & wage gap, leadership, violence, etc.).

Have a great February!
Susan

Dr. Susan R. Madsen
Orin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership and Ethics
Utah Valley University, Woodbury School of Business

(801) 863-6176
madsensu@uvu.edu
www.madsengloballeadership.com

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SWE GSL January Newsletter

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UEC Annual Awards Banquet

Saturday, February 25, 2017 Budweiser Club Real Room at Rio Tinto Stadium 9256 South State St. Sandy, Utah Social Hour: 6:00-7:00 pm (networking with leading engineers, engineering educators, government leaders) Dinner: 7:00-7:45 pm Awards/Keynote: 7:45-9:30 pm

To RSVP visit the UEC website: http://utahengineerscouncil.org/home

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Utah Women & Leadership Announcements for January 2017

Colleagues,

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. We have a timely research brief, events, and other announcements for January:

First, we are thrilled to release a new research and policy brief titled “The Status of Women in Utah Politics: A 2017 Update.” My co-author D. Candice Pierucci and I collected data on elected positions at the city, county, state, and national levels to report on how we are doing in Utah (compared to the nation) in terms of women serving in politics. We are pleased to announce that we have made slight progress since our original report three years ago. See this and other briefs and snapshots here:  http://www.uvu.edu/uwlp/research/briefs.html. I will be sharing these results at the Real Women Run Winter Training (Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, SLCC) and hope you can join us. This event is for anyone interested in becoming more engaged in the community, helping with campaigns, or running for office. You can find more information on the RWR website. It is $25 for attendees/$10 for students.

Second, our next Utah Women’s Leadership Speaker & Dialogue Series event is titled “Creating and Growing Small Businesses as Women” (January 24, 2017, 6:30-8:30pm, UVU). RSVP now. This will be a fabulous event for anyone who is thinking about starting a business ( now or in the future) or women already running their own businesses. Dr. Julie Hanks will be giving a short keynote and then we will have three breakout sessions (see page 2 of the flyer for descriptions):

  • Aspiring Entrepreneurs: This breakout has a panel of entrepreneurs including Susan Peterson (CEO, Freshly Picked),  Anne Avernig (Co-founder, Sodalicious), and Julie Hanks (Founder & Executive Director, Wasatch Family Therapy), with Susan R. Madsen & Arielle Newman as facilitators. This is ideal for middle/high school/college women and anyone else who wants to come!
  • Start From Scratch: First Steps to Launch Your Business: Ann Marie Wallace (Executive Director, Women’s Business Center) and Deb Bilbao (Business Consultant, WBC) will be providing information and resources for those who are planning to launch any type of small business in the near future. 
  • Growing Your Business as Women: Camille Pendleton (Director, Small Business Development Center, Utah and Wasatch Counties), Donna Milakovic (Regional Outreach Director, USTAR) & Winthrop Jeanfreau (Director, Central Utah Business Resource Center) will be running this session. They have tons of expertise—you’ll want to attend if you have started your business already and you now want to grow it!

All of the sessions will live stream, so you can get together and watch with friends no matter where you live in Utah (you don’t need to RSVP if you are watching a live stream). However, Bonnie (BMortensen@uvu.edu) would love to know if you have a group convening so we can welcome you at the event. Flyers of other upcoming events can be located on our Utah Women & Leadership Project homepage. We also post any events we are aware of throughout the state for girls and women here: http://www.uvu.edu/uwlp/events/

Third, we are thrilled to report that our “Women Shaping Utah” billboard series has been on display around the state on YESCO billboards for the past three weeks or so. We appreciate Justin Hackworth (Justin Hackworth Photography) for donating his time and expertise in taking the photos. He was fabulous to work with! Thanks to YESCO for donating space for the five billboards to be shown when there is open space in various locations in Utah. Also, thanks to our five models for their time and willingness to be photographed. They represent five roles Utah women can have in really making a difference in our communities and state: a mother graduating from college, a professional woman, a mother coaching her kid’s sports, a community volunteer, and a young woman serving in the Utah National Guard. We wanted to show girls and young women in our state that women can shape Utah in so many ways, and that women need to graduate from college to prepare themselves to do so! See our social media for more details.  

Have a wonderful January!
Warmly,

Susan

Dr. Susan R. Madsen

Orin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership and Ethics

Utah Valley University, Woodbury School of Business

(801) 863-6176

madsensu@uvu.edu

www.uvu.edu/uwlp

www.madsengloballeadership.com

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Utah Women & Leadership Announcements (December)

There are five Utah women and leadership announcements for December:

First, we are pleased today to release two new Utah Women Stats research snapshots that provide the latest data on the following: “Utah Women and STEM (No. 4)” and “Labor Force Participations Among Utah Women“(No. 5). We hope these data will be helpful as you present, write grants, and share information with others.  Thanks to my co-authors Robbyn Scribner (UWLP Research Fellow) and Dr. Elizabeth Goryunova (Adjunct Professor, University of Utah & UWLP Research Fellow) for their work.

Second, the Utah Women & Leadership Project has a number of upcoming free events that you can RSVP for anytime; they are listed on our homepage with flyers and RSVP links: http://www.uvu.edu/uwlp/. January 24, 2017 (6:30-8:30pm) is our next Utah Women’s Leadership Speaker & Dialogue Series event titled “Creating and Growing Small Businesses as Women.” This event will have three breakout sessions (see page 2 of the flyer for descriptions): 1) Aspiring Entrepreneurs—for middle/high school/college women and others (panel of entrepreneurs); 2) Start From Scratch: First Steps to Launch Your Business (Women’s Business Center); and 2) Growing Your Business as Women (Business Resource Center). We have many wonderful experts speaking and facilitating that evening. See flyers for other events as well: “Understanding—and Even Appreciating—Anger as Women” (January 31, 3:30—4:45 pm) with Dr. Deanna Geddes and “Discovering Personal Leadership: The Power in Defining Your Signature Story” (February 10, 8:00-10:00 am) with M. Bridget Cook-Burch.

Third, videos from our She Talks Utah 2016 event in October are now available to watch on our YouTube channel and on the UWLP video page. See Congresswoman Mia Love, President Deneece Huftalin, Neill Marriott, Mary Nickles, and Mary Crafts-Homer as they share their perspectives on what, how, and why they lead.

Fourth, I encourage you to attend the Real Women Run Winter Training (Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, SLCC). This is for anyone interested in becoming more engaged in the community, helping with campaigns, or running for office. You can find more information on the RWR website. It is $25 for attendees/$10 for students.

Fifth, at this giving time of the year, we encourage more women in Utah to become involved in philanthropic efforts. There are a number of ways to get involved, but I work closely with two groups that I would like to highlight. The United Way of Salt Lake’s Women’s Leadership Council focuses on educational achievement, particularly working on efforts to help more girls/women attend and complete high school and college. Also the United Way of Utah County also has an active Women’s Leadership Council that focuses efforts on early childhood literacy.

We’d love to have you join our Facebook pages if you want information more often on leadership and education for Utah women. Have a wonderful holiday season!

Warmly,
Susan

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Newsletter SWE GSL October 2016

Newsletter SWE GSL October 2016

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EYH Northern Utah 2016

EYH Northern Utah 2016

EYH-Flyer-2016 (click to view PDF)

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Date:
November 5, 2016

Time:
8:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Place:
North Davis Jr. High 835 South S State St Clearfield, UT 84314

About the conference

The Northern Utah 2016 EYH conference is a one day event where girls from grades 6 to 9 can learn about how fun math and science can be.

Girls will participate in workshops taught by women in science and technology fields.

Discover what it is like to be a doctor or even a rocket scientist.

Experience the fun of hands-on learning, design, build, measure, mix, launch, test, laugh and learn.

Find out more about the National Expanding Your Horizons Organization by going to the National EYH Website and watch a video of girls enjoying an EYH event.

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