Utah Research & Policy Brief
Utah State University
Recent events underscore the need for government—and democratic governance processes in general—to embrace diversity at all levels. Organizations with diverse leadership teams, including both women and men, have proven to be more innovative and resilient, make better strategic decisions, and have an increased capacity for problem solving. The benefits of gender equity can be found in any organization, including government structures such as state legislatures, city councils, and state and local bureaucracies.
Townsend A., & Madsen, S. R. (2020, September 2). The status of women leaders in government—Utah Counties. Utah Research & Policy Brief. https://www.usu.edu/uwlp/files/briefs/24-status-of-women-leaders-in-government-utah-counties.pdf