Friday, March 6th kicked off this year’s Women’s Week at the University of Utah. Although Scandal inspiration, Judy Smith could not make her keynote speech, there are still three days left to participate in forums, and to open up a discussion about “issues around gender inequality, sexual identity, women in leadership, mentorship, and empowerment” (quote from Susie Porter, director of the U’s Gender Studies program and chair of the Women’s Week committee, http://unews.utah.edu/news_releases/u-celebrates-womens-week-2/).

From workshops to luncheons, the following are the remaining opportunities in which to further immerse yourself in Women’s Week (schedule taken from http://diversity.utah.edu/womens-week).

WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

3:00 – 8:00 pm

Olpin Student Union Building, Union Ballroom

The Women’s Leadership Summit aims for women students to feel more confident as leaders by helping them build valuable skills and support networks. The program will include a keynote speaker, program sessions, and mentor-led reflection.

HONORS COLLEGE CREATIVE SOLUTIONS MENTORING LUNCHEON

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

11:30 – 1:30 pm

Olpin Student Union Building, Saltair

Lunch Served

Meet local women leaders in business, non-profit, art, community leadership, and activism for small group discussions that will let you identify your passions, facilitate networking, and open opportunities. Lunch provided. Free event, pre-registration required.

 

$TART $MART WORKSHOP

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

3:00-6:00 pm

Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building, Bill & Pat Child Family Community Hall

Dinner Served at 6:00 pm, following the event

“Do you want to approach the job market with the confidence and skills you need to negotiate your salary and benefits? Come join us at the $tart $mart Workshop for women. Learn how to develop a personal budget to find your salary needs, benchmark salary and benefits, and negotiate your first salary out of college, or for a promotion. We will help you do this in a safe environment that allows you to role play negotiating your pay and sell your worth.”

SOCIAL JUSTICE ADVOCATES DISCUSSION

“NURTURING RELATIONSHIPS & GENDER FORMATION”

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Peterson Heritage Center 1 A/B

Dinner Served

Mother-to-daughter, teacher-to-student: Join the Social Justice Advocates for a highly interactive discussion that challenges gender-normalization and our most nurturing relationships. Persons of all genders welcome.

MUSE: REBECCA KLING

“BEING AN ALLY TO THE TRANS COMMUNITY”

Thursday, March 12, 2015

12:30-1:45 pm

Hinckley Institute of Politics, Orson Spencer Hall

A partnership study between the National Center for Transgender Equality and the Gay and Lesbian Task Force found that transgender individuals are at high risk of bullying, housing and job discrimination, suicidal tendencies, and more. This workshop specifically addresses how to integrate transgender members into a larger community, including appropriate language and definitions, respectful interactions, creating systems of support for transgender individuals, and beyond.

REBECCA KLING WORKSHOP

“NO GENDER LEFT BEHIND”

Thursday, March 12, 2015

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Gould Auditorium, Marriott Library

In the Fall of 2010, Rebecca Kling was fired from a teaching position for being a transgender woman. The experience left her wondering what America is teaching its children – and its adults – about gender, conformity, and being just a little bit different.

 

The Women’s Leadership Summit, Honors College Luncheon, and the $tart $mart Workshop all have a capacity, so make sure to sign up if you would like to take part in these events. We hope that you find this week to be both empowering and educational.

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