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A Note from Erin,

The conference was a huge success! Thank you to Tanner Glass and Hardware, Bridgerland Technical College, and Dominion Energy for your sponsorship. We couldn’t have held it without you! Also, thank you to the facilitators and presenters. The satisfaction feedback was extremely high. I was thrilled to be cc’d on several emails of groups of women that are moving forward with getting together with women from their facilitation group. Our optional membership directory will be coming out shortly, which will make it even easier for you all to communicate with one another.

On that note, the directory is based on your indication to share your contact information from your application. As a friendly reminder, this directory is not for distribution to people outside of Women Who Succeed. Also, if you send out information about an upcoming event you may be involved in, please make sure that it is clear on your invitation or email that it is not a “Women Who Succeed” event.

Lastly, our next official Women Who Succeed event is our “Summer Social” held at Hip & Humble, owned by our friend and member, Sheridan Mordue, on Wednesday, July 19th, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thank you to our members Tonia Dalton and Drea Leary from Induo Marketing for sponsoring this event.

SHOUT OUT to the presenters and facilitators at the Women Who Succeed Conference

We were extremely fortunate to have had so many incredible members participate in the conference on May 20th through panels, workshops, roundtable discussions, setup, and more. Mentees were able to choose 2 of the 6 offered workshops and panels, and there was much to be learned from each of them! Check out our stellar lineup and their presentation topics from this year:

Keynote Speaker
President Deneece Huftalin: “Turn Up the Yes!”

Mentee Workshop Presenters and Panel Members
Dana GrinnellDanni WrightJill Borst: Panel – “Let’s Talk Money: Increasing Your Financial Independence”
Gayathri SrinivasanJennifer Smith, Jessica Elwell: Panel – “Thriving in a Male-Dominated Field”
Samira Harnish: “Strengthening Your Roots Through Community Engagement”
Elizabeth McMillan: “Communicating with Confidence”
Brooke Lenzen: “Navigating Setbacks with a Growth Mindset”
Stephanie Geisler: “Making the Leap: Grow Your Network and Land the Interview”

Member Speakers
Kathi Garff: “Reflections”
Dr. Georgi Rausch: “Recognizing Your Impact” 

Thank you all for your willingness to present, your preparation, words of wisdom, and powerful examples of strong women in Utah to our incoming class of mentees. 

Thank you also to our roundtable discussion facilitators for their help in maintaining and stimulating the incredible, open conversations that were had during their time together: Jennie TannerEmily HudsonAngie FrancisAlly IsomDarlene DilleyJennifer SomersDrea LearyKatie AmundsenSui Lang PanokeRachelle MorrisLizzy SoliesKeri Hale, and Tori Horton

The conference was a strong start to what is going to be a great program year, and we are so excited for the year ahead with each of you! 

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Promise to Live: Magnifying Mental Health with Brandy Vega
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Elizabeth McMillan, Director of Communications at the Utah Department of Transportation

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