Utah Women & Leadership Project


Utah Valley University is pleased to host the statewide Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP), founded by Dr. Susan R. Madsen in 2013. The core mission of the Project is to strengthen the impact of Utah girls and women through informing, engaging, and developing their voices, confidence, influence, and leadership. We do this through 1) conducting and publishing research and policy briefs, snapshots, and reports; 2) providing conferences, workshops, seminars, and other gatherings to help prepare and advance women for leadership; 3) gathering and creating related resources; 4) assisting Utah women in finding women's groups, networks, and associations throughout the state; and 5) partnering and collaborating with other Utah women’s organizations, networks, and groups. This Project is supported internally at UVU by the Woodbury School of BusinessWomen's Success Center, and the President's Office. Also see details about generous sponsors and partners, UWLP staff, and UWLP ambassadors.

Upcoming Events

Creating and Growing Small Businesses as Women
January 24, 2017 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Three Workshops: Aspiring. Starting. Expanding. 
Sorensen Center, Utah Valley University
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Understanding—and Even Appreciating—Anger as Women
January 31, 2017 | 3:30 - 4:45 pm
Sorensen Center, Utah Valley University
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Discovering Personal Leadership: The Power in Defining Your Signature Story
February 10, 2017 | 8:00 - 10:00 am
Sorensen Center, Utah Valley University
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Strengthening the Impact of Women:
Body Image, Crucial Conversations, and Perfectionism
Keynote & Workshops (3 choices)
March 7, 2017 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Sorensen Center, Utah Valley University

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New Research

The Status of Women in Utah Politics: A 2017 Update (January 4, 2017) 
Labor Force Participation Among Utah Women  (December 2, 2016)
Utah Women and STEM  (December 2, 2016)
Sexual Assault Among Utah Women (November 7, 2016)
Poverty Among Utah Women (November 7, 2016)
Voting and Civic Engagement Among Utah Women 
(October 3, 2016)
The Status of Women on Utah State Boards and Commissions  (September 6, 2016)

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