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Hard truths at the Edie Kochenour Memorial Event

Sara jones, JD, is this year's keynote speaker.

Edie Kochenour was well-known on campus for her wide-ranging passions, energy, and enthusiasm. She served the University for over 25 years. She held an appointment as the Director of Learning Enhancement Programs at the Counseling Center and also the Coordinator of Consultation and Outreach Services. Ms. Kochenour developed a national profile through writing and presenting papers. The event is funded through an endowment established in Edie’s memory by her husband, Dr. Neil Kochenour.

The annual networking event and presentation of interest to women commemorates the achievements of Edie Kochenour. Coordinated in collaboration with the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women, the Kochenour Event frequently has been timed to coincide with Women’s Week at the University of Utah.

This year, Sara Jones, JD, will give the keynote lecture. Ms. Jones is president of InclusionProTM and consults with executive teams on how to attract, grow, and retain diverse and winning teams. In 2007, Sara co-founded and is COO of Women Tech Council, a non-profit with a community of 10,000 women and men nationwide. Over the past 11 years, Women Tech Council has recognized over 180 women tech leaders, mentored over 2,000 college women in STEM, and activated over 12,000 high school girls through its SheTech program. Following the lecture we will have a panel to dive deeper into the keynote topic in lieu of the afternoon symposium format we have had in past years.

You can register for the event here.