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Reframing the Conversation: ‘Women Who Run’

As part of Women's Week 2021, panelists discuss the challenges and triumphs of running for office in Utah.

Women take on important leadership roles in government, private industry and the public sector. Notable figures such as “the Squad,” organizations like Real Women Run and even popular references to the “pink wave” speak to the need to learn from and discuss women who run for public office.

Across the political spectrum, 2020 marked yet another historic moment with more women running for office than any previous election. As part of Women’s Week 2021 at the University of Utah, panelists during Reframing the Conversation: “Women Who Run” 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.

Erika George, professor, S.J. Quinney College of Law

Councilwoman Aimee Winder Newton
Chairperson Candace Bear
Representative Angela Romero

In case you missed it, find the full event video below and a full transcript as well as related campus and community resources here.

Reframing the Conversation brings together experts from across campus and the community to spark important conversations around racism, othering, and safety. With these conversations, we are striving to counteract the growing culture of othering with a culture of belonging.

While we continue to identify and remove barriers and bias incidents targeting our campus community, persistent strides toward an institution where every member is given the opportunity to be educated on equity, diversity and inclusion efforts will remain at the forefront of our work.