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When Women Don’t Speak: What It Takes for Women To be Heard

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Join us for an engaging presentation on research on what it takes for women to be heard.

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The Utah Women & Leadership Project invites you to join us for our third Spring Women’s Leadership Forum.

Drs. Jessica Preece and Christopher Karpowitz will present on their groundbreaking research that shows what it takes for a woman to truly be heard. After years spent analyzing lab and real-life settings to determine what it takes for a woman to truly be perceived as competent and influential, they discovered that for women, having a seat at the table does not mean having a voice. They will discuss their research that has found that women are systematically seen as less authoritative and that their influence is systematically lower. And when they speak up, they are interrupted and not listened to as much. So, what can be done? This engaging presentation will provide tips and strategies that can help all women understand what it takes for women to be heard and viewed as influential. Women of all ages (and those who influence them) are welcome to listen, learn, and ask questions in the chat!

Sponsors: Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, Utah State University & the Utah Education Network (UEN)

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Dr. Jessica Preece received her PhD from UCLA in 2010 and joined BYU's Political Science faculty that Fall. Her research is on candidate ambition, recruitment, and selection. She has special interests in gender and experiments. Her publications include pieces in The American Journal of Political Science, The Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Political Behavior, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Gender and Politics, among others.

Dr. Christopher F. Karpowitz is Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy and Professor of Political Science at Brigham Young University. In 2015, he received the Erik Erikson Award for early career achievement in the field of political psychology from the International Society of Political Psychology and the Emerging Scholar Award from the Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior Section of the American Political Science Association. His book, The Silent Sex: Gender, Deliberation, and Institutions (co-authored with Tali Mendelberg), received the Robert E. Lane Award for the best book in political psychology (APSA), the David O. Sears Award for the best book in mass politics (ISPP), and the APSA Experimental Research Section Best Book Award. Prior to arriving at BYU, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Democracy and Human Values at Princeton's University Center for Human Values.

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