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A Note from Erin,

We are absolutely thrilled to share with you that our very own Mallory Santa Cruz is being recognized by Utah Business’ “30 Women to Watch”. I’m sure you are all aware of this esteemed recognition by Utah Business as this inspirational event celebrates women who are on their way to truly amazing things! There were over 500 nominations, and Mallory was rightly selected as one of this year’s “30 Women to Watch”!

We’d also like to recognize three women who were featured in Utah Business for the month of March. McKenzie Bauer, her journey as Co-founder of Thread Wallets, Sidni L. Shorter CEO of the Year Honoree, and Rachelle Morris, Managing Director of RevRoad Capital in a Round Table of Venture Capital – WOW, so impressed by all of you! 

We are looking forward to seeing you all on May 20th for the Women Who Succeed 2023 Conference! You were all sent Eventbrite links this week to register. If you are a Mentor, please be there at 1:00 pm to hear the required information with your mentee. If you are not a Mentor this year, please be there at 2:00 pm for meaningful roundtable discussion break-out rooms. Then we will all gather and hear from Kathi Garff and Dr. Georgi Rausch from the School of Business, followed by a social with appetizers.

WWS 2022-2023 Cohort Wrap-Up & Celebration 

Members who participated this past year as mentors are invited to our 2022-2023 Cohort Wrap-Up and Celebration!  It will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, May 24th , from 6-7 pm.  

We will be hearing from Erin Trenbeath-Murray and Kathi Garff and viewing a fun slideshow full of stories, quotes, and pictures from the year.    

*This event is only available to current Women Who Succeed members and mentees.

​**As a reminder, please do not invite THIS YEAR’S mentees to the WWS Conference on May 20th.  That event is specifically designated for the new, incoming mentees participating in the 2023-2024 cohort. (see Erin’s note above)** 

SHOUT OUT to the 2022-2023 Mentee Workshop Speakers

Thank you to the many women who impacted mentees this year by serving as workshop speakers for our participating young women!  These workshops provide a wonderful opportunity for mentees to hear from a myriad of WWS members and learn from their professional and personal experiences. We appreciate your support! 

  • 2022 WWS Conference:  Madi Limansky, Jennie Tanner, Jennifer Hall, Kimberlee Reese, Flavia Rydin, Nikki Walker, Bev Uipi, Melissa Ballard, Yasmin Khan, Brandy Vega, Sheridan Mordue, and Jennifer Danielson 
  • September Workshop:  Yasmin Khan & Melisa Griffith 
  • October Workshop:  Cristina Bolanos & Hannah Follender 
  • November Workshop:  Shawna Rasmussen 
  • December Workshop:  Cheryl Caplinger 
  • January Workshop:  Jennifer Sass & Tori Horton 
  • February Workshop:  Beth Martial 
  • March Workshop:  Jill Coil & Bev Uipi 
  • April Workshop:  Jennie Tanner & Emily Hudson

    Mentee Feature: Alaya Lopez and Reece Richardson

    Our member Lizzy Solies has two amazing mentees: Alaya Lopez and Reece Richardson. Alaya is a junior at Utah Valley University studying dental assisting. She is also one of our college-age mentors, so she is a mentor to 3 of our high school mentees as well. Reece is a senior at Weber State University studying medical radiologic technology. Both of these mentees are fantastic and even sat with Lizzy and Women Who Succeed during the We HEAR Her podcast. Check out their episode in the tab below to learn more about them and get a glimpse at their bright futures! 

    We HEAR Her Podcast

    Podcast of Women Who Succeed

    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 bi-weekly episodes! 

    How a mother bear advocates for her son and other LGBTQ+ people with Allison Dayton

    In this episode, Allison shares the heart-wrenching story of losing her brother, who was gay, to suicide and how she now fiercely advocates for her son and other LGBTQ+ individuals to have a place of strength and belonging.

    It’s Not Wrong; It’s Just Different with Brooke Newhall Lenzen

    In this episode, Brooke shares with us her curious nature and desire to continue to learn. She tells us about the Women’s Leadership Certificate program at the University of Utah and how women continually lean in to lift one another up

    You can listen to our We HEAR Her podcast on Apple Podcast, RSS, and Spotify. For more, visit the link below. 

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