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Women’s Week at the University of Utah

It’s Women’s Week at the University of Utah.

That means a week chock-full of speeches, workshops and discussions about women’s issues, and the Eccles Extra blog will focus on topics ranging from the gender wage gap to women in leadership to successful women in business.

If you’d like to participate in a Women’s Week activity this week, here’s a rundown of events. Click here for more information.

What event(s) do you plan to attend?

WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
3 to 8 p.m.
Olpin Student Union Building, Union Ballroom

Includes a keynote speaker, program session and mentor-led reflections for only $5 for U. undergrads. Register here.

HONORS COLLEGE CREATIVE SOLUTIONS MENTORING LUNCHEON

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Olpin Student Union Building, Saltair Room
Lunch Served

Local female business leaders from the business, non-profit, art, community leadership and activism sectors will help you network, identify what drives you and present new opportunities. The event is free, but requires registration, which you can find here.

$TART $MART WORKSHOP

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
3 to 6 p.m.
Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building, Bill & Pat Child Family Community Hall
Dinner Served at 6 p.m., following the event

The workshop will provide a safe space for women to practice negotiations for salary or promotion, determine a personal budget and salary needs and discover the benchmarks for salary and benefits in various career fields. RSVP here.

SOCIAL JUSTICE ADVOCATES DISCUSSION
“NURTURING RELATIONSHIPS & GENDER FORMATION”

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
8 to 9:30 p.m.
Peterson Heritage Center 1 A/B
Dinner Served

Mother-to-daughter, teacher-to-student: Join the Social Justice Advocates for a highly interactive discussion that challenges gender-normalization and our most nurturing relationships. Persons of all genders welcome.

MUSE: REBECCA KLING
“BEING AN ALLY TO THE TRANS COMMUNITY”

Thursday, March 12, 2015
12:30-1:45 p.m.
Hinckley Institute of Politics, Orson Spencer Hall

The workshop will address how to integrate transgender members into a larger community, including appropriate language and definitions, respectful interactions and creating systems of support for transgender individuals.

REBECCA KLING WORKSHOP
“NO GENDER LEFT BEHIND”

Thursday, March 12, 2015
7 to 9 p.m.
Gould Auditorium, Marriott Library

In the fall of 2010, Rebecca Kling was fired from a teaching position for being a transgender woman. The experience left her wondering what America is teaching its children — and its adults — about gender, conformity and being just a little bit different.

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