Women's Leadership Council
Women for Educational Achievement
Post-secondary education enrollment figures for Utah women have steadily declined since the early 1990’s, a trend that has resulted in Utah ranking 26th in the nation for higher education completion by women. The gap between male and female’s attaining four-year college degrees in Utah has grown to 6 percent. No other state is even close to a gap this size. This reality has severe consequences on our state’s economy and families. In fact, due to lower education levels, women in Utah currently earn only 69 cents for every dollar men earn— the highest disparity rate in the nation.
WLC Takes Action
United Way of Salt Lake Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) is working to ensure that girls and women of all ages have the opportunity to recognize their potential through education. Members of the WLC help empower girls and teens to create a brighter and more prosperous future for themselves and their families. Women for Educational Achievement efforts focus on the following goals, objectives, and strategies:
Initially, implement a pilot program in South Salt Lake that will focus on:
REALITY FOR UTAH
The majority of those with
Utah has a higher divorce
Almost one-third of female-
A young woman today can
Most women at one time or
Live longer, give birth to
Are involved in the political
Are better prepared to
Are more confident, less
Have improved judgment
Maintain higher ethical and
Experience an increased
Take leadership roles
Women’s Leadership Council members are passionate about improving the lives of women in our community. Please join us and LIVE UNITED!
For more information contact Zenia Frendt at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 801.736.7704.
Read the latest research about Utah women and higher education:
Brief #1: Utah Women and Education Research and Policy Brief (January 26, 2010): "The Value of Higher Education for Women in Utah"
Brief #2: Utah Women and Education Research and Policy Brief (May 25, 2010):"Women and Higher Education in Utah: A Glimpse at the Past and Present"
Specialized Educational Resource Lists for Utah Women:
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Utah Women and Education initiative:
Making College a Priority
In Their Own Words
Pieces of the Puzzle