The Utah Women in Higher Education Network (UWHEN) is part of a national group of networks that carry on the work of the ACE Women's Network at the American Council on Education (ACE). UWHEN was established formally in September of 2010, with the first state planning committee meeting being held in February of 2011.
Since 1973, the ACE Women's Network has provided information and counsel to constituencies within the higher education community regarding policies, issues, education, and research that influence women's equity, diversity, and advancement. UWHEN has chosen to use the ACE Women's Network’s mission as its own, which is to advance women's leadership on campuses through the following:
IDENTIFYING women leaders.
DEVELOPING their leadership abilities.
ENCOURAGING the use of those abilities.
ADVANCING women’s careers.
LINKING them to other women and mentors.
SUPPORTING women in mid- and executive-level positions throughout their careers.