Dr. Susan Madsen opens the discussion with a presentation, based on her research, about raising girls to become leaders. She will also shares resources that can enrich influencers’ efforts. Dr. Madsen then moderates a panel of women leaders including Rebecca Chavez-Houck, Abby Cox, Jeanette Bennett and Michelle Kaufusi who have raised daughters and worked with young women in various ways through the years on finding their voices and becoming more influential.
Jane Clayson Johnson is a national broadcast journalist, widely known for her work at CBS News, ABC News, and NPR. Over more than two decades, she traveled the world covering international stories, presidential campaigns, and interviewing the biggest newsmakers of the day. A best-selling author, Jane’s book, Silent Souls Weeping, is a candid look inside the core-shaking world of depression. Jane shines a light on the desperate, dark, and lonely reality faced by those who struggle with clinical depression. She has drawn upon scores of real-life experiences in an effort to open a dialogue—a new level of honesty, authenticity, and hope for those who suffer.
Description: Community advocacy can be fun, simple, and meaningful. However, it can also feel overwhelming, confusing or frightening, particularly for women who do not know where to start or what to do. In this workshop, Action Utah will demystify community advocacy and make engagement more accessible. Join Andrea and Patti to learn about why women's engagement matters, what advocacy looks like, and how to find your own best way to impact the issues you care about. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of our political system and how to participate in the legislative session. More importantly, however, viewers will also come away with specific ideas on how to advocate for a cause, equipped with practical tips and tools for successful community action.
Today, it is more important than ever to help make our communities, state, and world better places. But how can we do this from where we are? Social media is a platform that allows all of us to be heard, motivate others, and get involved. This interactive and engaging workshop is designed for women and influencers of any age (including teens) and focuses on how social media can impact our communities and help to make a difference. Jess and Niki provide ideas for getting involved, including the what, where, and how. They share specific examples of how social media can make a strong, positive impact (from Utah and beyond), while also identifying potentially harmful uses of media and instructing attendees on how to avoid such negativity. Finally, they share some key guidelines on how to maintain and expand a social media presence that reflects your authentic self, while increasing your efforts to positively impact the community.
Carine Clark, four-time president and CEO of high-growth tech companies, shares her insights on how to unleash your power as women to do good. Clark also serves on the executive boards of GOED (Governor's Office of Economic Development) and Silicon Slopes. She has received several recognitions, including EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award in the Utah Region. She has BA and MBA degrees from BYU.
Have you ever wanted to speak up, share your ideas, or express an opinion—in different ways—but felt like you did not quite know how? Our communities are stronger when we have a wide range of distinct voices represented, yet women are much less likely to speak out or share their written opinions in public settings. This may be because women do not feel they have enough “expertise” to share their thoughts, or even because they hesitate to add their words to a sea of confused or angry voices. In this session, Liz and Jordan teach from their own professional experience and backgrounds about how important it is for women to find their voices and use them confidently, respectfully, and with authority. Viewers will first learn about how to identify where their voices are needed and then receive expert advice on how to express themselves powerfully in order to expand their influence for good.