Thursday, May 24, 2018

May Luncheon

We are excited to announce an upcoming event next week:

On Thursday, May 31st, Renette Anderson will give a presentation about Career Development and Leadership. Lunch will be provided, and the cost is $5 for members, and $10 for non-members.

Location: DEQ 195 N 1950 W (Board Room)
Time: Noon

Stay tuned for additional information!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

May Utah Women and Leadership Announcements

This is a little late, but we would like to share a number of announcements and events, courtesy of the Utah Women and Leadership Project and Dr. Susan Madsen. Check out all of the upcoming events of women’s groups in the state on the community calendar here.

  • The UWLP 4-year update of the brief titled “The Status of Women Leaders in Utah Business: A 2018 Update” is now available. 
  • Get a sneak peek of the Better Days 2020 Utah Women’s History Education Curriculum: a creative and unique Utah women’s history education curriculum for K-12 students (password: bd2020) currently being piloted by Jordan School District and soon to be publicly launched statewide (and nationwide). For more information on their mission and projects go to www.betterdays2020.org.
  • There is a community gathering with UWLP in Vernal, Utah on May 15th (6:30-8:00pm) titled, Strengthen Your Impact as Girls & Women. There will be a panel with Sonja Norton (Former Mayor of Vernal), Ronee K. Wopsock (Education Director, Ute Tribe), Becky Williams (Associate Professor of Biology), and Julie May (Owner, Shine Events). 
  • Has your organization (company, non-profit, school/school district, agency, etc.) formally taken the ElevateHER Challenge through the Women’s Leadership Institute yet? Here is the link to the list of the over 150 organizations that are participating. With the Challenge, an organization pledges to elevate the stature of women’s leadership and may adapt its own policies within its unique structure to meet the commitments; recommendations are online. In addition, if you are interested in connecting with a women’s group in Utah, here is a comprehensive list.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Upcoming Elections

At our June event, we plan to hold elections for the following positions:

  • President
  • Secretary
  • Online Communications
  • Fundraising
These positions are for two-year terms, and there is a lot of great support from other board members and members of UWOW. If you or someone you know are interested in filling one of these positions, please send us an email at womenofwater@gmail.com.


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

April Utah Women and Leadership Announcements

We are pleased to share a number of announcements about events, studies, and resources for women in Utah from Dr. Susan Madsen (Director of the Utah Women and Leadership Project):
  • There are several UWLP events outside of the Wasatch Front in April: 
    • an evening event with Snow College in Ephraim on April 17th titled,Strengthen Your Impact as Girls & Women. Abby Cox (wife of Lt. Governor Cox), Janet Carlston (First Lady of Snow College), and Karen Soper (Principal of Manti Elementary) will be panelists, and Dr. Madsen will be briefly speaking on why graduating from college is so beneficial and also why and how women can strengthen their impact in different ways;
    • AAUW of St. George is hosting an event titled, “Swimming Up Steam: What’s it Like to Be Female and Living in Utah” on April 12 from 5:30-7:30pm. 
  • The Real Women Run Spring Training is Saturday, April 7, 2018 (8:00 AM - 2:00 PM) at the Thomas S. Monson Center in SLC. This training will be focused on the core skills, strategies, and information needed to run your campaign, and features workshop sessions as well as time for individualized consulting with campaign experts. Attendees who will benefit most include candidates and campaign managers, staff, and volunteers. More information and registration can be found here.
  • Edward Elgar Publishing has just released a soft cover of Dr. Madsen's global 2017 edited book, Handbook of Research on Gender and Leadership (more reasonably priced now). For those interested in scholarly work, it is a “gold mine” in terms of the latest research on women and leadership (27 chapters from author groups around the world).