Podcast: Intermountain Health – 100 Companies Championing Women

Kaitlyn ClarkeBusiness Elevated Podcast

Business Elevated Podcast (Season 5 Episode 4)

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

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This episode features a conversation with Heather Brace, chief people officer at Intermountain Health, and Alecia Hart, Strategic Initiatives Program manager with the Innovation Center at the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity. 

Intermountain Health, headquartered in Salt Lake City, is Utah’s largest private employer with almost 60,000 employees in seven states with the mission of helping people live their healthiest lives possible. 

As part of the Inspire In Utah campaign, Intermountain recently received the designation as one of the 100 Utah Companies Championing Women. Listen as the duo discusses the company’s efforts to champion women in the workforce.

Brace discusses her role as chief people officer, operationally and strategically, for all things people-related, noteworthy programs and initiatives that support women in the workplace, and the organization’s goal to elevate more females in the leadership ranks. She also discusses Intermountain Health’s remote work strategy, which 60% of women participate in, the ability to live a lifestyle conducive to home and family, and the impact remote work has on the organization. Brace also expands on what female representation on leadership teams looks like at Intermountain, the importance of having male allies, benefits the organization offers its employees such as tuition coverage, her advice to companies looking to implement some of these women-friendly policies, and much more.