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November 5, 2021- Utah Women Rising: Strengthening Your Influence

The UWHEN-Southern Utah University Chapter will host guest speaker, Dr. Susan Madsen and a workshop on Women in Leadership: Identity, Purpose, Calling. This is an in-person event that will take place in Cedar City, UT on Southern Utah University’s campus. Register here:

Presentation: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch: 1:00-1:30 pm

Workshop: 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Presenter: Dr. Susan Madsen

Dr. Susan R. Madsen is the Inaugural Karen Haight Huntsman Endowed Professor of Leadership in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. She is also the Founding Director of the Utah Women & Leadership Project, which focuses on strengthening the impact of Utah girls and women through increasing college completion rates and helping girls and women find their voices and become leaders. Professor Madsen and her team have written many Utah research and policy briefs, research snapshots, impact reports, newspaper editorials, and other resources. They host 20-30 events each year to support the mission of their work. Susan is also a well-known global scholar, authoring or editing six books and publishing hundreds of articles, chapters, and reports. Madsen’s research has been featured in the U.S. News and World ReportThe AtlanticThe New York TimesParenting MagazineChronicle of Higher EducationThe Washington Post, and she is a regular contributor to Forbes. She is a sought-after speaker in local, national, and international settings. For example, she has presented at the New York Times, Argentina Parliament Palace, House of Commons in England, Lithuania President’s Palace, and NGO sessions at the United Nations. She serves on or advises many nonprofit, community, and education boards and committees, including Silicon Slopes, Envision Utah, the Utah Governor’s One Utah Roadmap, Real Women Run, United Way of Utah County, South Davis County Communities that Care, Utah Financial Empowerment Coalition, KUER Radio, and more.  Madsen received a bachelor’s degree from BYU, master’s from Portland State, and a doctorate from the University of Minnesota. She and her husband Greg are the proud parents of four adult children and two grandchildren.