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The UWHEN University of Utah Chapter is proud to present a variety of events and activities focused on advancing careers, community, and leadership for women at the U. As the Utah affiliate to the American Council on Education Women's Network, the Utah Women in Higher Education Network works toward advancing women's leadership on higher education campuses. UWHEN University of Utah Chapter events are open to all U staff and faculty who support this mission.




Women of the U Social

Women of the U Mixers

Date: Thursday, October 26th, 2023
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (MT)
Marriott Park Hotel’s Wakara Bar

Join the Utah Women in Higher Education Network, University of Utah Chapter for this in-person social! Our in-person mixers offer an informal space to interact and develop relationships with colleagues campus wide. Join us to connect in-person on the 4th Thursday each month at the Wakara Bar located at the Marriott University Park Hotel. Look for our UWHEN table sign!


UWHEN - University of Utah Book Club

Book: The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee
Date: Thursday, November 2
Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm (MT)
Location: Room 1140, J. Willard Marriott Library - (near the first floor elevator bank)

Please use the attached calendar invite to add our next Book Club discussion to your Outlook calendar, and sign up in advance so we can plan accordingly: 



Community Cafés

Join us virtually for a Community Café. Join when you can, leave when you must! Bring questions and insights to share, or just join us to connect with staff and faculty from across the U. No RSVP necessary. 

UPEEPS (Currently Suspended)

University of Utah Peers to Enrich and Empower Professional Success (UPEEPS) is a staff mentorship program designed to foster professional growth for women through peer support. Every one of us has unique strengths and experiences to share no matter where we are in our careers. UPEEPS is formatted to facilitate connections and conversations that will enable all of us to aspire and inspire. To receive information about future UPEEPS events, please share your information here.

Professional and Personal Development

At least once per semester, our UWHEN chapter presents a part-day session on some aspect of advancing women in their careers. These have been single events or joint events with multiple breakout session options. We attempt to have events at different times of day to accommodate schedules.



UWHEN Book Club:
"Radical Candor" by Kim Scott

Image of the book "Radical Candor"

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
The Utah Women in Higher Education Network (UWHEN) – University of Utah Chapter was excited to kick off 2023 with our new UWHEN Book Club!  Thank you to everyone who joined us to discuss our first book: "Radical Candor" by Kim Scott. 

"New to the U" Virtual Mixer

Thursday, October 6, 2022
This virtual "New to the U" Mixer (for women who joined the U in 2021 or 2022) was an opportunity to engage with new colleagues across campus, meet with experienced professionals, and start to develop some new connections at the U!

Intersections of Disability and Gender in the Workplace

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Thank you for joining the UWHEN – University of Utah Chapter, Anya Petersen-Frey (Continuing Education), and Leslie Frances, Ph.D., J.D. (S.J. Quinney College of Law) for this engaging discussion about disability, ableism, and access – specifically through the lens of women in the workplace.

April Community Café: Childcare and Families

Thursday, April 21, 2022
We met Bree Murphy, the University of Utah’s new child care strategy facilitator, to learn about child care options, resources, and initiatives at the U.

March Community Café: Health and Women at Work 

Thursday, March 17, 2022
Thank you for joining us to discuss challenges women at the U face in managing the impact of health conditions (their own or those of others), including resources and strategies.

February Community Café: Time and Culture Interactive Workshop

Thursday, February 17, 2022
We enjoyed talking about how our beliefs and experiences of time affect our interactions at work and beyond.

Spring Professional Development Event: Impact of the Pandemic on Women’s Careers and Wellness

Friday, January 14, 2022
Thank you for joining us!

Fall Networking Event: New to the U 

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Thanks to the 50+ attendees who joined us for this event! We look forward to hosting a similar event in future.


Want to get involved or stay updated about events? Join our mailing list here or our LinkedIn group here. We’ll keep you posted on upcoming events and other announcements.

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This year, our events will focus on wellness and connection. Join our listserv to get event notifications!



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In the past year, we've learned so much from you -- and each other. 

 We'd love to hear your best tips, stories, and reflections in the areas of career, leadership, and/or community. 

 It can be a list in bullets, a narrative story, or whatever communication is genuine to you!

 Send us your draft blog posts, and we will review and share via a new blog section on this website and via our listserv. 

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Last Updated: 10/24/23