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

Check out events for girls and women within the state of Utah at this link.

New Research

Cosmetic Surgery and Body Image Among Utah Women(April 10, 2017)
Mammography Among Utah Women(March 1, 2017)
Domestic Violence Among Utah Women(February 6, 2017)
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)

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