17 06, 2020

Jennifer Goodwin: Step-Ball-Change: The Negotiation Dance

By |2020-06-22T11:19:50-07:00June 17th, 2020|Blog, BWF, Policy|1 Comment

Bargaining, haggling, debating, compromising – no matter how you put it, negotiation holds an important part of one’s career and is nearly unavoidable. Negotiation is a dance between parties that can be as delicate as a ballet, as fiery as the salsa, as intense as the tango or as emotional as an interpretive dance. With [...]

6 05, 2020

Julie Youle-Lenoch: Will I Be Good Enough Again

By |2020-05-06T14:49:52-07:00May 6th, 2020|Blog, BWF, Policy|Comments Off on Julie Youle-Lenoch: Will I Be Good Enough Again

Will I be good enough again? My emotions daily are—fear to anger, anger to jealousy, jealousy back to fear, will the emotional wavelengths come to a calmer tide, as we maneuver through this pandemic? The hotel industry, which I have been in for 30 years, came to a crashing halt as the coronavirus spread from [...]

15 04, 2020

Lori B. Williams: Four Work from Home Tips

By |2020-04-15T07:27:34-07:00April 15th, 2020|Blog, BWF, Policy|Comments Off on Lori B. Williams: Four Work from Home Tips

With the changes specifically in the workplace during COVID-19, it’s an adjustment for many to be working remotely, but it isn’t a new concept. There’s many emotions employees experience if they aren’t used to working remotely. The most important thing we can do is help each other feel supported and connected. Here are four tips [...]

14 02, 2020

Lyndsy Blonquist: Work-Life Balance for the Rest of Us

By |2020-02-14T11:01:15-07:00February 14th, 2020|Blog, BWF, Policy|0 Comments

A funny thing happened to me a few years ago. And it seems like it happened slowly or perhaps it just took me a while to recognize it. That funny thing was I didn’t have anyone waiting for me to come home from work. My children, who today are 21 and 18, started managing their [...]

6 01, 2020

Teresa Bagdasarova: Shifting the Narrative on Failure

By |2020-01-03T10:53:41-07:00January 6th, 2020|Blog, BWF, Policy|0 Comments

At the Women’s Business Center of Utah, I’ve had the privilege of witnessing resilient women business owners move mountains to build their business from the ground up. They’ve juggled family, school and a full-time job, while leveraging their resources and elevating their business to unforeseeable heights. I’ve noticed most of my conversations with women in [...]

2 12, 2019

Sherry Weaver: What does it mean to be brave?

By |2019-12-02T11:03:20-07:00December 2nd, 2019|Blog, BWF, Policy|Comments Off on Sherry Weaver: What does it mean to be brave?

It was April 1990 and there I sat in my Toyota Corolla with my sister by my side. The car was packed to the gills with all my worldly possessions along with a case of Molson Golden in the U-Haul car-top. One must understand, where I was going I wasn’t sure I’d ever get to [...]

29 10, 2019

Lori Bonham Williams: Seeing the Hope Inside Yourself: Mentoring

By |2019-10-29T12:06:31-07:00October 29th, 2019|Blog, BWF, Policy|1 Comment

Growing up my grandmother was my greatest mentor instilling in me the drive to get an education, and taught me the prescription of success in mentoring, starts with behavior. The behaviors of building relationships, being a hard worker and respecting others. Margaret Ellen Bonham was a widower for 60 years and raised my father on [...]

7 10, 2019

Diana Young: Dealing with Personal Stress in Your Career

By |2019-10-11T13:04:26-07:00October 7th, 2019|BWF, Policy|2 Comments

We all deal with a certain level of stress in our lives and although we cannot always control what happens, we can control how we deal with what is thrown our way. I have realized from my own experiences how powerful the human mind is. Life isn’t always fair. Situations don’t always turn out the [...]

19 08, 2019

Jen Seltzer Stitt: Moving Past Imposter Syndrome

By |2019-08-20T09:58:02-07:00August 19th, 2019|Blog, BWF, Policy|Comments Off on Jen Seltzer Stitt: Moving Past Imposter Syndrome

Most women I know suffer from imposter syndrome at some point in their career. We ask ourselves, “How did I end up at this meeting?” or “How did I get this speaking engagement?” There is an inescapable voice in our heads that whispers, “I don’t deserve to be here.” I know I asked myself those [...]

16 07, 2019

Cristine Salazar: To Have a Successful Life, Make Yourself a Priority

By |2019-07-16T11:33:01-07:00July 16th, 2019|Blog, BWF, Policy|0 Comments

Like many of you, I have worked hard in my personal and professional life to have a better future not only for myself but for my family. I’ve spent endless and tireless nights studying and working all while trying to dedicate time for my family, myself and maybe squeezing in some sort of social life [...]