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A Note from Erin,

In this month’s newsletter, I wanted to highlight women who have agreed to share with us their expertise and insights for our Women Who Succeed Conference on May 14th beginning at 1:00 p.m., which will be held in the Robert H. and Katharine B. Garff building at the University of Utah. We expect a full house, with excellent speakers and lovely social reception. This event is for ALL Women Who Succeed members regardless if you are mentoring or not.
Jacki Zehner describes herself as a financial feminist. The latest Global Gender Gap Report states that at the current rate of change, it will take over 135 years to reach gender parity, and for Jacki, that’s completely unacceptable. As the founder of ShePlace, her plan is to bring all of her decades of experience championing the advancement of women and girls under one umbrella. Jacki learned quite a lot about finance while working at Goldman Sachs, where at the age of 32, she became the youngest woman and the first female trader to make partners. After leaving Goldman in 2002, Jacki spent almost a decade absorbing as much as she could about the wealth management industry, before diving into philanthropy full force, serving on many women-focused non-profit boards, giving through her family foundation, and co-founding a global philanthropic network called Women Moving Millions, through which members have collectively given over one billion dollars with a gender lens.

Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Rose has spent the past ten years as an investment professional, with a focus on climate, gender, and impact-related investing. Through her work with ShePlace, Rose helps to manage all direct and fund investment opportunities and works closely with Jacki and the rest of the team to build community, develop resources and create strategies designed to unlock more capital for women/non-binary founders and fund managers. In addition, Rose works closely with early-stage female-founded companies as an advisor and coach to develop fundraising roadmaps and access capital, has advised individual and institutional investors on designing gender lens strategies, and also regularly leads workshops and lectures for universities, professional networks, and investment firms on the business case for equality, the importance of women’s economic empowerment and the power of women investing in women.

Session Topics

A big shout-out to the women who are presenting to our juniors and seniors in high school and college-age mentees!  Thank you for starting these young women off on the right foot for this exciting year!

Dr. Bernice King

Women Who Succeed is thrilled to have Dr. Bernice King join Katharine Garff for an hour-long conversation this week on the 21st at Eccles Theater! We hope to see many of you there as we have a nearly sold-out show with about 2,500 attendings. We are excited to host our Women Who Succeed reception in the OC Tanner Lounge at the Eccles Theater prior to Dr. King’s presentation from 3:30-4:30 pm. You must have purchased a ticket to the interview and rsvp’d to Kaitlin, kaitlinm@sieutah.org, to enjoy the reception. All proceeds from this event are used specifically to bring Dr. King to our community and to support the education of young women through scholarships, internships, mentees, and networking.  Thank you for your investment! 

A Women Who Succeed reception will be held in the OC Tanner Lounge at the Eccles Theater prior to Dr. King’s presentation from 3:30-4:30 pm. You must have purchased a ticket and rsvp’d to Kaitlin to enjoy reserved seating and the reception at kaitlinm@sieutah.org. All proceeds from this event are used specifically to bring Dr. King to our community and to support the education of young women through scholarships, internships, mentees, and networking.  Thank you for your investment!


Your Dollars Have Impact

We are excited to be welcoming Year 2 of our initiative during our founding month of March!  Thank you

Hello and welcome to our new members and to those who are renewing and joining us for Year 2! We know that our work would not be possible without you spreading the word inside your circles of influence and serving as champions for girls and young women across Utah by giving of your time, talents, and resources!  In case you missed it, review our milestones and goals here! For those who are working on your membership package, please find the application here and return it as soon as possible so we can add your name to our roster and keep all communications coming your way!

If you, your company or foundation would like to become a Sponsor of Women Who Succeed, let’s talk!  Our work aligns so nicely with those who care about: STEM, education, community enhancement, workforce readiness, women’s leadership, and much more. We have several wonderful opportunities for your donation to support our mission and reserve your spot at any of our next events:

  1. Women Who Succeed Annual Conference & Mixer – May 14, 2022 – University of Utah: Join us for an afternoon filled with Purpose, Perspective, and Progress! Women Who Succeed is partnering with the ​Executive Education in the School of Business at the University of Utah and ShePlace to bring you breakout sessions with dynamic speakers focused on the most relevant topics facing us, and the girls and young women that are blazing trails behind us. A big thank you to our sponsors the Jacquelyn & Gregory Zehner Foundation and Domo for their generous financial sponsorships.  We’d also like to thank Khalm Skin Care (Yasmin Kahn) and doTERRA (Missy Larsen) for the amazing product they have provided all of our participants!
  2. Ken Garff Hole in One Challenge – May 18, 2022 – Thanksgiving Point Golf Course: Join us for the first annual women’s flight on the morning of May 18!  $3,000 is all you’ll need to reserve your spot and register your foursome. Golfer’s mark your calendars and start perfecting that swing! Learn more here.

For more information about how you, or your company, can support our efforts with a financial donation do not hesitate to reach out to Erin Trenbeath-Murray at erint@sieutah.org.


We HEAR Her Podcast

Our Women Who Succeed have been busy sharing their stories, insights, and lessons learned in our We HEAR Her Podcast Series. Listen here and subscribe to our weekly episodes released on the following platforms:

Apple https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/we-hear-her/id1593067124
Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/0gF5UkGzoYEYU6LjYqk9Mn
RSS https://rss.com/podcasts/wehearher/


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