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Embracing difference and changing the rules

Join the 2021 Edie Kochenour Memorial Event on Feb. 26.

The Presidential Commission on the Status of Women is pleased to announce the 2021 Edie Kochenour Memorial Event, “Amplifying Voices: Embracing Difference and Changing the Rules,” which will take place virtually on Feb. 26, 2021, from 12-2 p.m. MST.

This year’s event will draw from the wisdom of leaders who are working tirelessly to advance women. The panel will explore strategies to embrace difference and reconstruct existing systems to amplify the voices of those who have long been invisible.


  • Jessica Preece, Ph.D., associate professor, Brigham Young University
  • Erin Mendenhall, mayor, Salt Lake City
  • Marlon Lynch, chief safety officer, University of Utah
  • Liz Owens, CEO, YWCA Utah
  • Moderated by Ruchi Watson, Ed.D., director, the U’s Goff Strategic Leadership Center

Register here.