Podcast: A Conversation With Dr. Susan Madsen and the Workforce Challenges Utah Women Face

Kaitlyn ClarkeBusiness Elevated Podcast

Business Elevated Podcast (Season 5 Episode 25)

This podcast series features business and government leaders discussing what it’s like to live and work in the great state of Utah.

The Business Elevated podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify.



In this episode, Pete Codella, managing director of business services at the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity, discusses the challenges women and girls face in Utah with Dr. Susan Madsen, founder of the Utah Women and Leadership Project. They cover topics such as workplace inequality, sexism, domestic violence, and educational disparities. Dr. Madsen emphasizes the need for men’s allyship and collaboration to create a more inclusive society.

They also introduce the Bolder Way Forward initiative, a seven-year project aimed at empowering Utah girls and women. They highlight the importance of engaging various stakeholders, including PTAs and businesses, in driving positive change. The episode concludes with a call to action for listeners to join the movement and contribute to a more equitable future.

Listeners gain valuable insights into the challenges women and girls face in Utah and the significance of collective efforts to promote gender equity. The episode inspires action and highlights the importance of collaboration in creating a more inclusive society.

For more information about the 100 Companies Championing Women, please refer to this Research and Policy brief and learn more at inutah.org/inspire.