What Can I Do?
Utah Women & Leadership Project
This idea sheet is based on input from 20 former and current mayors representing a variety of cities and towns across Utah. Discussions in the spring of 2021 focused on a myriad of ways mayors can increase the impact of Utah girls and women. For example, mayors discussed the importance of mentorship starting at a young age and continuing into adulthood, as well as building strong networks and relationships. They also discussed the need to champion more inclusive and family-friendly policies and programs. Participants recommended community outreach strategies and ways to support women leading in their community. These mayors insisted that local elected officials can play an important and influential role in strengthening the impact of girls and women in their communities.
Lilegren, S. & Madsen, S. R. (2021, September 1). What mayors can do to strengthen the impact of Utah girls and women. What Can I Do? Report: A Series to Help Utahns Engage. https://www.usu.edu/uwlp/files/wcid/mayors.pdf