The Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) has a number of women and leadership announcements (research, events, and resources) this month from our work and that of our partners (I skipped sending one out in June, so there are a bunch).
First, a few months ago we hosted a gathering of 25 school counselors from the Alpine School District to brainstorm ideas about how counselors can use their position to strengthen the impact of girls and women. Today we are releasing the final product from this gathering titled “What School Counselors Can do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Young Women.” This is part of our “What Can I Do?” Initiative. Please make sure the counselors in your local schools get a copy from you! We will hold another “What Can I Do?” think tank titled “How Male Allies Can Advance Female Colleagues at Work,” and we are looking for 25 men (who are already working hard to support and empower their female colleagues in their professional pursuits) to join us for a 2-hour session to be held at Adobe in Lehi (thanks to Adobe for hosting it). More details and RSVPs can be found here.
Second, we are pleased to announce we are partnering with Silicon Slopes to host a Women in Leadership Chapter. More details will be released in the next month, but individuals, groups, and networks can join now. Also, I have two new LinkedIn articles that may be of interest: “Strengthening Women’s Leadership Identity: Part I” and “Part II”.
Third, we have our first community event planned for September 26, 2018 (6:30-8:30pm, UVU). The evening is titled “Navigating Transitions: Finding New Paths, Passions, and Purpose.” Ruth Todd (former award-winning television news anchor in Utah) will be the keynote speaker, after which attendees will choose one of three workshops:
- Young Women in Transition: How to Thrive When Life Keeps Changing!
- Navigating the Home to Workforce Transition
- Discovering New Purpose for Empty Nesters, Retirees, and Aspiring Souls
Details about session speakers, facilitators, and panelists can be found on this flyer. RSVP NOW. We also welcome you to attend a community gathering titled “Strengthen Your Impact as Girls & Women,” with us in Tooele, Utah on September 12, 2018 (6:30-8:00pm). We will also be working with partners in Price, Utah to hold a community gathering there on September 13, 2018 (6:30-8:00pm).
Fourth, the Utah Women’s Economic Forum (a free event) is being held at UVU on Friday, August 17, 2018 from 6:00-9:00pm. Diversify is hosting and the UWLP is partnering on this event. The flyer has all of the details—there are breakout sessions by wonderful and knowledgeable presenters. It has a focus on investing and entrepreneurship for women.
Fifth, our partners have some upcoming events you may be interested in. First, the Women’s Leadership Institute is hosting their 3rd Annual Women’s Golf Clinic & Tournament on August 28 from 7:00am-1:00pm at Thanksgiving Point. For those interested in running for public office at any level, registrations are now open for the WLI Political Development Series that starts this fall and runs for six months. Also, save the date for the first-ever Utah Women’s Policy Conference, August 23-24, 2018 at the Thomas S. Monson Center in downtown Salt Lake City. One-day registrations will also be available. Sign up for email updates and be the first to know when registration opens! Contact Erin Jemison, Policy Director at YWCA Utah, with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow/like our social media platforms for timely announcements and partner efforts (LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter).
Sixth, suffrage and enfranchisement describe Utah history but these are unfamiliar words to many Utah students. Yet, Utah was the first place where a woman voted in the United States. Better Days 2020 (one of our partners) has launched its educational curriculum to bring Utah women’s history stories into classrooms across the state. There are Utah women resources now available for teachers and families. They have compiled stories of Utah women in history at www.utahwomenshistory.com, posted lessons for 4th and 7th grade Utah Studies, and have resources for all interested students on their website.
Finally, the Salt Lake County Mayor’s Office is currently seeking applicants for a number of Salt Lake County Boards and Commissions. More details can be found here. In addition, more details about where to go for information on committees, boards, and commissions in cities, counties, and the state level—can be found on our website here.
Have a great July!