Business Elevated Podcast (Season 4 Episode 39)
This podcast series features business and government leaders discussing what it’s like to live and work in the great state of Utah.
This episode features a conversation with Lt. Gov. Deidre M. Henderson and podcast host Pete Codella, Go Utah’s managing director of business services. Henderson served eight years in the Utah Senate before joining Gov. Spencer J. Cox in the 2020 governor’s election and being sworn into office in January 2021. She’s responsible for protecting and preserving Utah’s fair and secure elections, a steward of the official state seal, and a vocal advocate for Utah’s women and families.
Lt. Gov. Henderson shares lessons learned in her almost two years as the state’s second-highest elected official. She discusses returning to Brigham Young University to complete her bachelor’s degree in history, the importance of education, and Return Utah – her work-based learning initiative to help adults re-enter the workforce. She also discusses her role in updating Utah’s public education curriculum to include the state’s history of women’s equality, unique challenges women entrepreneurs face, how Utahns can support women-owned businesses, and her thoughts on preserving family units and maintaining robust, safe Utah communities. Henderson also discusses the importance of providing opportunities for Utahns, identifying a new state flag, and more.