Biases, Barriers, & Barricades for Utah Women: A Solutions-Based Workshop

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Biases, Barriers, & Barricades for Utah Women: A Solutions-Based Workshop

The Policy Project & the Utah Women & Leadership Project invite you to join us for a solutions-based workshop on challenges for Utah women.

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Crescent Hall Event Venue 11020 State Street Suite A Sandy, UT 84070

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Although some opportunities abound for women in Utah, there are still many challenges that keep women from contributing and thriving within various settings, including workplaces, educational institutions, politics, government, religious, and in the community at large. This in-person solutions-based workshop will focus on three complex issues in the state: decreasing sexism, increasing women in Utah politics, and stopping sexual assault and domestic violence. This engaging workshop consists of short panels for each of these issues. After each panel, participants will join in a small groups discussion where ideas for solutions will be discussed and captured. Join us in person as we wrestle through ways to move the needle in terms of biases, barriers, and barricades for Utah women! This event has limited seating and light lunch will be served.

Sponsors: The Policy Project and the Utah Women & Leadership Project at Utah State University

Panel 1: Biases—Sexism

  • Robbyn Scribner (Co-founder, Tech Moms)
  • Susan R. Madsen (Founding Director, Utah Women & Leadership Project)

Panel 2: Barriers—Increasing Women in Utah Politics

  • Moderator: Emily Bell McCormick (Founder, The Policy Project)
  • Becky Edwards (Former Candidate for U.S. Senate)
  • Erin Rider (Former Candidate for Utah's Second Congressional District)

Panel 3: Barricades—Stopping Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence

  • Moderator: Nubia Pena (Senior Advisor to Governor Cox, Equity and Opportunity)
  • Liliana Olvera-Arbon (Executive Director, Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault)
  • Jennifer Campbell (Executive Director, Utah Domestic Violence Coalition)