Research and Policy Brief
Utah Women & Leadership Project
In September of 2013, the Center for American Progress released a report titled“ The State of Women in America: A 50- State Analysis of How Women Are Faring Across the Nation.” The report ranked Utah last of all 50 states in terms of women holding positions of decision making and leadership. Because the focus was solely on the percentage of women in elected office and private sector management positions, we determined that a more detailed look at the status of women and leadership in various sectors within the state would be useful. This is the third of four 2014 briefs, and it focuses on the status of women leaders in Utah education (higher and public K–12). The previous briefs highlighted data on women in Utah politics and nonprofit organizations, and the remaining one will focus on business. Each compares Utah data with national data and reviews applicable literature.
Madsen, S. R., Fischer, B., & Backus, D. C. (2014, March 31). The status of women leaders in Utah Education. Research and Policy Brief. https://www.usu.edu/uwlp/files/briefs/8-status-of-women-leaders-in-utah-education.pdf