Every March the United States celebrates Women’s History Month – an annual month declared worldwide that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. This year the Salt Lake Chamber is honoring the extraordinary accomplishments, determination and tenacity of women. Against social convention and often legal restraints, women have created a legacy that expands the frontiers of possibility for generations to come.
Throughout the month of March, the Salt Lake Chamber is highlighting women who are making a difference in Utah business and the local community.
2019 Women’s History Month Features
This page will be updated throughout the month of March with Women’s History Month Features. Check back for updates.
Director of Sales, KSL Newsradio
Stephanie Palmer is the director of sales for KSL Newsradio 102.7FM/1160AM. She manages a team of advertising executives and has the pleasure of helping businesses across the country build successful marketing campaigns utilizing broadcast media as well as a multitude of digital platforms. Stephanie has been with the company for 32 years and has had extensive industry training.
Director, Utah Film Commission
With 20 years of experience in the film industry, Virginia Pearce has been the film commissioner for the state of Utah since 2014. Working closely with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and the Office of Tourism, Pearce has grown the state’s reputation as a leading filmmaking destination. She came to the film commission with a goal of increasing production, specifically bringing television series to the state to ensure sustainable growth for Utah’s industry. Under her leadership, major networks, including ABC, HBO, Disney Channel and Paramount, have brought TV series to Utah, creating an economic impact of almost $100 million.
Mayor, South Jordan
Dawn Ramsey’s passion for the City of South Jordan stems from her years of service in the community. During her service on the Utah PTA Board of Directors and as Region Director over all schools in the Jordan District, she has spent literally thousands of hours with parents, teachers, administrators, legislators and state organizations advocating for the health, safety, and educational opportunities of every child across the state.
She currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Jordan Education Foundation Board of Directors, working to engage the community and local business leaders to help bridge the gap in education funding, providing resources that enhance educational experiences, strengthen students, and fuel success in Jordan School District. She has also served on the Boards of several nonprofits with nearly 20 years of experience managing and leading large organizations.
Mayor, Salt Lake County
Jenny Wilson serves as the Mayor of Salt Lake County, and previously served as a County Council Member for ten years. She took the oath of office as Mayor early in. Mayor Wilson is a 5th Generation Utahn, born and raised in Salt Lake City. She attended the University of Utah and received her master’s degree in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School.
In 2005, Mayor Wilson was the first woman elected to the Salt Lake County Council. As a council member, she championed numerous policy initiatives, including ethics reform, criminal justice reform, open space preservation and government efficiency. Mayor Wilson also helped establish the Jordan River Commission and co-established the Salt Lake County opioid task-force.
Recent Blog Posts
This Women's History Month we're sitting down with female leaders from around the state to talk about their path to success, what inspires them and how others could follow in their footsteps. In this video we sit down with Utah Valley University President Astrid Tuminez. Dr. Astrid S. Tuminez was [...]