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2022 Women’s History Month2022-03-28T09:33:49-07:00

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. View our Challenge Calendar below for ways your business can get involved and take part in celebrating Women’s History Month.

2022 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.

Jennifer Goodwin
Director of Selection, Northwestern Mutual SLC Downtown

Jennifer Goodwin graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. As Recruiting Operations Specialist at the SLC Downtown Northwestern Mutual Office, Jennifer utilizes her creativity and genuine desire to serve others to help grow the firm. She thrives on creating strategies and efficiencies in order to coordinate continuity throughout all Northwestern Mutual offices in the state of Utah. Jennifer is a fervent advocate of social responsibility and of women uplifting each other and strives daily to integrate these values into the workplace. She has a natural curiosity for life and a desire to do and know everything, which allows her to relish in many hobbies. Outside of work you can find Jennifer rocking out at a concert, in the audience of a Broadway Musical, fishing, reading, listening to true crime podcasts, playing her guitar, bowling, gardening or singing.

Seraphine Kapsandoy-Jones
Chief Clinical Information Officer, Intermountain Healthcare

Seraphine Kapsandoy-Jones, PhD, RN, is the Chief Clinical Information Officer at Intermountain Healthcare. In this role, she partners with business and clinical leaders to provide strategic vision and leadership to help them leverage industry leading technology to achieve patient care strategic goals and initiatives. She applies her clinical care, technology, and advanced healthcare education backgrounds to deliver projects in support of quality care, data integrity, enhanced security, and regulatory compliance. She has experience in integrating new HIT software across large, complex hospital systems and managing multi-disciplinary teams. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Utah, College of Nursing.

Jamie Rowley
Founder and CEO, Kairos Billing Solutions

Jamie Rowley has been working in the Behavioral Health industry for over 15 years. In 2014, she founded Kairos Billing Solutions, which handles the billing and credentialing needs for small groups and individual providers in private practice settings on an outpatient basis. Kairos Billing aims to continually learn and keep up with the constant changes of the mental health industry. Jamie’s services enable providers to do what they do best and to be confident that all of the other details are covered.

Kate Bradshaw
Bountiful City Council and Director of Government Affairs for Holland & Hart

As the director of government affairs for Holland & Hart, Kate provides clients with comprehensive governmental affairs services focusing on legislative, regulatory, executive office, and campaign strategies. She has a thorough understanding of the legislative and regulatory process that enables her to navigate and complete complicated political and policy matters on behalf of clients. As a non-lawyer lobbyist, Kate draws upon her experience and relationships as a legislative staffer, campaign consultant, and trade association representative to craft strategies for energy, natural resource, healthcare, food industry, and business clients before the Utah State Legislature, Governor, state agencies, and local governments. Kate currently serves as a Councilwoman of Bountiful City Council in Utah.

Sarah Wright
Executive Director and Founder, Utah Clean Energy

Sarah Wright is the executive director and founder of Utah Clean Energy, a non-profit non-partisan organization that has been working to advance innovative clean energy and climate solutions in Utah and the West since 2001. Under her leadership, Utah Clean Energy has grown from an all-volunteer group to becoming one of Utah’s most influential experts on clean energy and climate solutions. Sarah has successfully forged partnerships with federal and state agencies, municipal governments, utilities, businesses, and community groups to advance groundbreaking climate policies, programs, and investments in clean energy.

Tamara N. Stevenson, Ed.D.
Vice President, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion/Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Professor, Communication, Westminster College

Dr. Stevenson oversees the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and serves as the Chief Diversity Officer for Westminster College. In her role, she provides direct supervision of DEI and leadership on Westminster’s strategy for strengthening and sustaining diversity, advancing equity, and cultivating inclusion across the institution. She most recently served as a professor in the Communication Program since joining the College in 2012.

As a scholar-practitioner, Dr. Stevenson’s research explores the internal and external communicative (rhetorical) practices of educational institutions as organizational sites of power through a critical race lens. Her research has been recognized by the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor’s National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) with a 2009 “Emerging Diversity Scholar Award” given to acknowledge her “as a promising contributor to research, practice, or teaching related to diversity”.

Jennie Taylor
Civilian Aid to the Secretary of the Army for the State of Utah, Major Brent Taylor Foundation

Jennie Taylor is the proud widow of Utah National Guard Officer Major Brent Taylor and the mother of their seven children, ages 4 to 16. In the wake of her husband’s unexpected combat death in November of 2018, Jennie was asked to serve as a voluntary Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) for the state of Utah, acting as a Liaison between the Pentagon and her home state for all Army-related matters. She founded the Major Brent Taylor Foundation in her husband’s memory, and works tirelessly to carry on his legacy of service-oriented leadership.

Liz Owens is a womanist, feminist, multi-racial, multi-cultural woman of color from Provo, Utah. She serves as a community educator, gender justice and racial justice activist. Her multi-issue work is firmly rooted within a human rights and social justice framework with a focus on the intersections of power and privilege. Liz has experience working with women on the intersecting issues that disproportionately impact women and historically underrepresented individuals and communities including: women of color, transgender folks and their loved ones; refugees and immigrants, queer youth; and women involved in the criminal justice system, gangs and/or drugs, drug trafficking, sex-work and prostitution, and survivors of domestic and sexual violence, among many others. She currently serves as CEO of YWCA Utah where she leads the organization in meeting their mission of “eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Challenge Calendar

Week 1: March 1-5

Week 2: March 6-12

Week 4: March 20-26

 Past Blog Posts

A Conversation with Nubia Peña: Senior Advisor on Equity and Opportunity to Governor Cox; Director for the Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs

During March, the Salt Lake Chamber is highlighting influential women in Utah. By sharing their stories and advice, we hope to bring awareness to the importance of Women’s History Month. Nubia Peña is passionate about Women’s History Month and the chance to remember and honor the women who came before [...]

March 27th, 2023|

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