Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Utah Women's Giving Circle Speaker Review

Utah Women of Water would like to give a big thank you to our speakers that were part of our Utah Women's Giving Circle sponsored series: Kyl Myers, Susan Marks, and Amy Gleason!

If you would like to view Amy's presentation, she has graciously shared it with us here.

We purchased 10 copies of Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In.  These copies will be given to the first 10 people that send a brief write-up (a few sentences is fine…it doesn’t need to be an essay) about the 3 speakers we had as part of the Utah Women’s Giving Circle grant.  The speakers were Kyl Myers on Unconscious Bias, Susan Marks on How to Get the Interview, and Amy Gleason on How to Get Negotiate.  We will use these write-ups in our communication back to the Utah Women’s Giving Circle about how their grant monies were used.  Feel free to remind those that attending any of the events about the opportunity for a free book! Please send your reviews to womenofwater{at}

Thursday, August 3, 2017

August Event

In August, we are thrilled to be hosting Part II of the Salary Negotiation Workshop Series. 

Who: UWOW members, colleagues, and friends
What: A luncheon and seminar by Amy Gleason, a University of Utah Career Coach. The seminar is titled "Negotiating Once You Get the Offer...Next Steps to Getting What You Want."

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Amy works in both Career Services and the Alumni Association, Amy feels fortunate to serve alumni of all ages and stages of career development. She has experience in a variety of settings: county social services, non-profit agencies, healthcare and education. She studied abroad in France and got her  TESOL training/certification in France. She has taught international students  in the English Language Institute and started an ESL business teaching English and career coaching students and professionals from all over the world.  Amy received her M.A. in Education Counseling from CSU San Bernardino and a B.A. in Social work, Minor in French from Purdue University.
Amy now coaches University of Utah Alumni professionals to gain the skills and confidence they need to find a new job after a forced transition, or to find their dream job in mid to late career stages. Amy’s message? It is NEVER too late to find the job that is your match - and regardless of your age or experience, you CAN do it! Change your job, change your life.
When: Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 at 12:00pm
Where: WesTech Engineering, 3665 S W Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84115

RSVP: Evite, or email us at 

Additional Details: This event is made possible by a grant from the Utah Women's Giving Circle. There will be no cost to attend, however an RSVP is necessary for planning and ordering food. Forms for membership renewal (2017-2018) will be available at the event - if you would like to renew before the event, please fill out this form.

We are also happy to share the presentation from Part I of the Salary Negotiation Series with Susan Marks.

Utah Women's Leadership Announcements and Local Career Opportunities

We are excited to share a number of announcements from Dr. Susan Madsen, Professor of Leadership and Ethics at Utah Valley University.

  • The 10th Utah Women Stats research snapshot was recently released, titled “The Gender Wage Gap in Utah,” with co-authors Robbyn T. Scribner & Janika Dillion. The snapshot was made possible by the Utah Women’s Giving Circle and their grant to help fund the research behind this snapshot. 

    1. Building Resilience in Girls and Young Women (Dr. Matthew J. Swenson, MD, Pediatric Psychiatrist, IHC) [for parents, educators, and other influencers]
    2. Rethinking Social Media: Finding Your Voice and Identity as Young Women (Sui Lang Liliu Pumehana Panoke, MPA, Founder of Women Politics Media) [for middle/high school and college students]
    3. Making the Glass Ceiling Visible: Unconscious Bias and Advancing Opportunities for Women (Dr. Kyle Reyes, PhD, Special Assistant to the President for Inclusion & Assistant Professor of Education) [for anyone interested in understanding their own bias more deeply]
    • The event is designed for women (12 years and older), and influencers (including men) are welcome to join us too! RSVP Online Now. The keynote and workshops will live stream as well for those who cannot get to UVU. Thanks to our fabulous event sponsors this year: Squire & Company, Utah Education Network, Steve & Bette Gibson Family, Business Resource Center in Orem, Center for the Advancement of Leadership (UVU), Women’s Success Center (UVU), and the Woodbury School of Business (UVU). Details on the Utah Women & Leadership Project homepage.

  • For women who are employed in Utah higher education settings, the Utah Women in Higher Education Network (UWHEN) is hosting three fall regional workshops at various colleges/universities. The first is scheduled at UVU on September 15th (1:00-3:30PM) and is titled, “Strengthening Our Impact by Understanding Women’s Negative Interactions with Each Other.” You can find more details and register here. UWHEN will be sending more details about their other 2 fall regional workshops including one at Western Governors University (Oct. 6) and another at Southern Utah University (Nov. 3).

  • The Women’s Leadership Institute has two upcoming events they would like us to announce:

    1. On August 31 they are hosting the Utah Women Charity Golf Classic at the Thanksgiving Point Golf Course. This is the perfect opportunity for the first-time golfer! You can golf with a group or take a clinic on how to chip, putt, and drive – taught by pros for $75.00. Register here.
    2. On October 12 (4-6pm) the AAUW and Luna will sponsor a negotiation workshop with the WLI (limited to 50). This is a free workshop taught by Ann House, the director of the Personal Money Management Center at the University of Utah. You can register here.

Additionally, there is a job announcement we would like to share with the Utah Women of Water Community: 


Engineer III
This is a full-time, schedule B (career service) position.
Benefits: Yes
Location: Salt Lake City, UT 
Requisition #: 12897
Closing Date: Sunday, August 13 at 11:59 p.m.

To view and/or apply for this position, go to, click on Job Search, then Job Listings.

If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please call the Human Resource Office at 801-538-4826.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Summer Announcements

In July and August, we will feature speakers focusing on salary negotiation. 

The July speaker will be Susan Marks, who will speak on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at noon at WesTech (3665 S West Temple Salt Lake City, UT)Susan Marks is the Head of the Career Advancement Center for part-time MBA students at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business. Her presentation is titled – “It’s competitive out there – be a top candidate and get the offers you want!”

Topics include:
1.      It’s all about relationships
2.      Do your ‘due diligence’ as though your career depended on it
3.      Wow them in the interview so you get a top offer

This event is open to women in any field, so please invite your co-workers, family and friends.

This lunch is sponsored by Utah Women's Giving Circle. Thanks to the Utah Women's Giving Circle, this is a free event. If you are going to join us for lunch, we kindly ask that you RSVP by July 25th so that we can plan adequately. RSVP by Evite or by sending an email.

This is part 2 of a 3 part implicit bias and salary negotiation lecture series funded by the Utah Women's Giving Circle, and an additional donation from Linda Johnson.

We also have a number of Utah Women and Leadership announcements from Dr. Susan Madsen (UVU):

  • Dr. Susan Madsen and Robbyn T. Scribner recently released the 9th Utah Women Stats research snapshot titled “Unpaid Care Work Among Utah Women.” This work was made possible by the Utah Women's Giving Circle.
  • Dr. Madsen and Erin Jemison (Director of Public Policy, YWCA Utah) also put together several resources for those interested in conversations about childcare. A document titled, “Strategies to Strengthen Women's Impact in Utah: Childcare” (see list of experts in the document) has been made available after a recent luncheon with ten childcare experts from the state of Utah. A list of links to published reports on childcare in Utah over past years can be found here.
  • There are a number of programs/camps for Utah girls/young women (K-12), listed here (third section down). Also, there are lots of women’s events in Utah during the summer, ranging from networking opportunities, to luncheons, to golf tournaments, and workshops.