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Women's Week at the U: Shift. Strive. Thrive.
Join the University of Utah community as we celebrate Women's Week. This year’s Women’s Week will validate and acknowledge the struggles we have been experiencing over the past two years and explore the ways we are shifting, striving, and thriving to become stronger as we emerge to a new future.

omen’s Week is an annual, weeklong event focused on gendered issues and challenges faced in today’s socioeconomic and political climate, intersectionality, and cultural movements. Women’s Week is planned by a volunteer committee of students, faculty, trainees, and staff collaborating across the university. All are welcome to get involved and participate!

Shift. Strive. Thrive.

March 14 - 18

Grappling with remote work or essential conditions; managing extra duties at home; combining children, chores, and school; coping with isolation; and fighting racial injustice have resulted in an overall lack of self-care, manifesting in mental and physical health concerns we have all dealt with over the last two years. We need a space to find help, heal, and grow. This year’s Women’s Week will validate and acknowledge the struggles we have been experiencing over the past two years and explore the ways we are shifting, striving, and thriving to become stronger as we emerge to a new future. Learn more..

Women’s Week Keynote Address

March 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm MDT — Livestream | Saltair Room

Gather inspiration from an individual who embodies resiliency and demonstrates how to find strength by shifting/striving/thriving through and between chapters of our lives. Learn more..

Raise a Glass to the Women’s Resource Center

March 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm MDT — Alumni House

For almost 50 years the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) has been supporting the needs of students at the University of Utah. In alignment with the theme for Women’s Week, “Shift, Strive, Thrive”, this event is an opportunity for alumni and other WRC stakeholders to come together and share ideas and build momentum for the years to come. Learn more..

The “She” Suite

March 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm MDT — Livestream

Join us for an exciting conversation with some inspiring and extraordinary C-level women in our community. Learn about their journey to the top, their approaches to leadership, lessons learned along the way, advice for attendees, and their vision for a future that uplifts and includes more women executives and leaders. Learn more..

Bumpy Road Ahead: Navigating Challenges in Career Development

March 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm MDT — Webinar

Join Women in Health, Medicine, & Science (WiHMS) for this special Women's Week edition of their monthly webinar! Learn more..

Reframing the Conversation: Thriving in Your Own Body

March 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm MDT — Livestream | Hinckley Caucus Room (GC 2018)

Challenge your idea of what “perfect” looks like and celebrate all facets of your identity, because body positivity, acceptance, and inclusion work together. Learn more..

Striving for Equality: The Battle to Put Women in the U.S. Constitution

March 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am MDT — Facebook Live

Attorney and author Kate Kelly will discuss the century-long battle to get women, and all marginalized genders, protected under the Constitution and the incredible women and queer people who have been fighting all along the way. Learn more..

Forging Ahead: Negotiating Your Work-Life

March 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm MDT — Virtual Workshop

Join Kathryn Hoffman Abby, Assistant Dean, Business Career Services and Corporate Outreach in the David Eccles School of Business as she helps us determine our work-life priorities and create a personal work-life balance negotiation. Learn more..

Forging Ahead: Early Career Negotiation Strategies

March 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm MDT Virtual Workshop

Join Carmen Gold-Johnson and Olga Kingsbury from the University of Utah Career and Professional Development Center to discuss tips and strategies for advocating for yourself early in your career. Learn more..

Forging Ahead: How Gender Influences Negotiation

March 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm MDT — Virtual Workshop

Join Dr. Kristina Diekmann, Professor of Management; Olivia Jaramillo Director of Public Outreach for Equality Utah; and Melissa Ceballos Professional Career Coach and Director of Talent Acquisition for a discussion on how gender influences negotiation. Learn more..

Soft and Slow – 60 Minute Restorative Yoga

March 18 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am MDT Livestream

This practice provides participants with meditative practice, emphasizing breathing to quiet the mind as we enter our day. Learn more..

Reconnecting to our Elder’s Medicine: Fostering Joy in Healing

March 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am MDT — Virtual Workshop

Join us as we explore self-care practices that foster joy in healing and are rooted in the traditional knowledge and wisdom of our elders. Learn more..

Fierce Self-Compassion: Advocating for Ourselves & Others

March 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm MDT — Virtual Workshop

This workshop facilitates a supportive space for self-identified women to explore how self-compassion is critical for promoting well-being for self and community. Learn more..

10-Minute Massage Sessions

March 18 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm MDT — Union Saltair Room

After days of exploring how we are shifting/striving/thriving through various aspects of our lives, end Women’s Week with a day of rejuvenation, self-love, and well-being. Learn more..

Suggested readings

Books to read during Women’s History Month

Princeton Press | 13 suggestions

Throughout Women’s History Month in March, Princeton Press will be taking time to highlight the books by and about women who have pushed boundaries, affected change, redefined roles, or who have complicated our understanding of what it means to be powerful.

62 Books By Women of Color to Read in 2022

Electric Literature | 62 suggestions

A list of up and coming novels written by Women of Color that you should keep on your radar for 2022.


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