Women’s Week at the University of Utah is an annual, weeklong event focused on the issues and challenges faced by those who identify as female or women. Topics are relevant to today’s socioeconomic and political climate, intersectionality and cultural movements. This year's theme, "Inspiring a Movement," reflected on the history of women's political leadership and community activism, discussed challenges and opportunities to increase the number and diversity of women in leadership, and celebrated trailblazers who encourage and empower the next generation of leaders.
In case you missed it, watch the keynote address and the "Women Who Run" panel below.
Not a one-woman show
The recording of Amber Ruffin’s keynote address is available to view for a limited time: Now through April 9, 2021. If you want to relive the experience, or weren’t able to attend, you won’t want to miss the levity on “inspiring a movement” provided by the popular comedian.
Find a full recap and the video here.
Reframing the Conversation: 'Women Who Run'
Across the political spectrum, 2020 marked yet another historic moment with more women running for office than any previous election. During this event, panelists reflected on what inspired them to run for office, the challenges and successes they’ve experienced in government and how and why more women should run for office in Utah.
Find more information and the video here.