Monday, June 19, 2017

Summer Announcements

In July and August, we will feature speakers focusing on salary negotiation. More information will be made available as details are finalized.

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. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Thank You to Utah Women's Giving Circle!

Recently, Utah Women of Water was awarded a $500 grant by the Utah Women’s Giving Circle to aid us in our mission to Engage, Empower, and Educate and to meet their goals of opening our eyes to implicit bias. Additionally, Linda Johnson, a member of the Women’s Giving Circle contributed an additional $250 to help us accomplish these goals. 

We are so grateful for their generosity and support, which is enabling us to host the upcoming event on Implicit Bias with Kyl Myers. To learn more about the Utah Women's Giving Circle, click on their logo below:

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Event Updates

Our May meeting features guest speaker Kyl Myers, who will be speaking on Unconscious Bias in the Workplace. Kyl is a sociologist at the University of Utah specializing in population and health. Check out Kyl's bio at

The event is on Wednesday, May 31st, at 12:00 pm and will be held at WesTech Engineering (3665 South West Temple in South Salt Lake, UT 84115).

This event is open to women in any field, so please invite your co-workers, family and friends.
Lunch is sponsored by Utah Women's Giving Circle.
If you are going to join us for lunch, we kindly ask that you RSVP by May 29th so that we can plan adequately. RSVP can be submitted through evite or be emailing
This is part 1 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 want to thank those who helped make last month's Legislative Event possible - we were fortunate to hear from several insightful and motivating speakers. Thank you!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Congratulations to UWOW member Marie Owens!

From the DEQ Communications Office:

Marie Owens is the new director of the Division of Drinking Water at the Utah Department of Environmental Quality. She brings great experience and enthusiasm to DEQ, along with a commitment to continue the legacy of collaboration between regulators, water professionals, and the public to ensure safe and reliable drinking water throughout Utah. 

Please check out the rest of her interview on the DEQ website, where Marie shares how she became interested in engineering and her experience with college, with mentors, working in a predominately male profession, and other great insights. She also gave Women of Water a shout out:

I had had several conversations over the years about creating a forum for women with careers in the water industry to learn from and support each other. Christina Osborn, the current president, got it off the ground four years ago, but I’ve been involved from the beginning. Our mission is “Engage, Empower, and Educate.” I think it’s really important for women to network with their peers, meet other women who can serve as mentors, and exchange ideas and information about this fast-changing industry. Our current membership includes scientists, technicians, teachers, engineers, and students. I enjoy mentoring, and Women of Water gives me the opportunity to share my knowledge and experience with other women in the field. Each of us can bring new perspectives to the industry.

Congratulations, Marie, on your new role as Director for the Division of Drinking Water!