University of Utah Office for Equity and Diversity

Women's Week

This annual event focuses on issues related specifically to women professionally, socially, and personally. This year's theme is "What Matters."


What Matters

List of Events

Friday, February 28, 2014

Do Babies Matter: Gender and Family in the Ivory Tower
OSH Auditorium
260 Central Campus Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112

The book Do Babies Matter is a pioneering, comprehensive examination of the effects of family over the career span of academics. It draws on over a decade of research, using such unprecedented data resources as the Survey of Doctorate Recipients and multiple surveys of faculty and graduate students at the ten-campus University of California system. In this lecture, two of the three co-authors will address these issues.

Mary Ann Mason, professor and co-director of the Center, Economics & Family Security at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. Nicholas H. Wolfinger, Associate Professor of Family and Consumer studies and Adjunct Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Utah.

Register for the Symposium or/and Lecture

Wednesday March 5, 2014

Gay Family Matters
Hinckley Institute of Politics
Caucus Room - 255 OSH
260 Central Campus Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112

MUSE lecture speaker:
Professor Elizabeth Clement, Associate Professor
Department of History, University of Utah

Lunch will be served.

Women’s Leadership Summit
Peterson Heritage Center
5 Heritage Center
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

The Women’s Leadership Summit aims for women students to feel more confident as leaders by helping them build valuable skills and support networks. The program will include a keynote speaker, program sessions, and mentor-led reflection. To register, please visit the Office of Orientation & Leadership Development’s website at

Money Matters: Negotiating Salaries for Women Workshop
4:30 PM
Career Services Office 350
201 South 1460 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112

Learn key strategies to negotiate your salary, and about the gender dynamics involved.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Mentoring Matters: Honors College Creative Solutions Luncheon
12:00-1:30 PM
SaltAir Room
University of Utah, Student Union
200 South Central Campus Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112

Meet local women leaders in business, non-profit, art, community leadership, and activism for small group discussions that will let you identify your passions, facilitate networking, and open opportunities. Lunch provided. Learn more about the mentors here.

Free event, sponsored by the Honors College. Pre-registration required. Contact

Voice Matters
To the Unknown Goddess: The Music, Poetry, and Paintings of Barbara Strozzi, Veronica Franco, and Artemisia Gentileschi
7:30 PM
David P. Gardner Hall, Dumke Recital Room
1375 South President’s Circle, Rm. 204
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112

Explore history from a fresh perspective with the art, music and poetry of Artemesia Gentileschi, Barbara Strozzi, and Veronica Franco, three Italian women of the Renaissance and Baroque who overcame social barriers to become great artists. The University of Utah departments of Music, Literature, and Modern Dance join forces for an extraordinary evening of performance and lecture.

Musicians Cheryl Hart (soprano), Emily Nelson (soprano), Miyo Aoki (recorder), Lisa Chaufty (flauto traverso and recorder), and Eleanor Christman Cox (baroque cello) will be joined by Julie Wright-Costa, Associate Professor of Voice in the School of Music, and Seattle artist John Lenti (lute) to interpret the music of Strozzi. Dancer Carly Schaub and ensemble will enliven this music with original choreography. Dr. Margaret Toscano, Associate Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature, will bring depth and insight through her inspiring lecture about the lives of these remarkable women.

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