This is Derek Miller, Speaking on Business. Located in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, the Utah Women & Leadership Project collaborates with over 120 women’s networks, groups, and associations across the state of Utah. Dr. Susan Madsen, founder and director of the project, is here to tell us more.


The Utah Women & Leadership Project’s mission is to strengthen the impact of Utah girls and women. We serve Utah and its residents in three critical ways. First, we produce relevant, trustworthy, and applicable research in regard to Utah women. We offer primary research study reports about a host of topics that impact Utah girls and women, those who influence them, and those who are influenced by them. We have a series of in-depth reports coming out soon on the impact COVID-19 has had on Utah women in the workforce.

Second, we are continuously creating and gathering valuable resources. We offer workshops and tools for Utah businesses focused on hiring, retaining, developing, and promoting women. Lastly, we are convening trainings and events that inform, inspire, and ignite growth and change for all Utahns. We are moving mountains for women across the state.


The Utah Women & Leadership Project helps us look for ways to strengthen companies by valuing everyone more equitably. Learn more at I’m Derek Miller with the Salt Lake Chamber, and this is Speaking on Business.