Businesses across the state invited to participate in new initiative ‘to promote Utah women in business’ – St George News

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ST. GEORGE- Inspire In Utah, an initiative of the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity (Go Utah), announced earlier this week that applications are open for 100 Companies Championing Women.

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As part of the new Inspire In Utah initiative, 100 Companies Championing Women focuses on recognizing and highlighting the stories of 100 Utah companies that offer family-friendly policies and practices, as well as initiatives specific to women known to impact the recruitment, hiring, retention and advancement of female employees, managers and leaders, the press release said.

This effort is part of the One Utah Roadmap, Section Five, which focuses on fairness and opportunity highlighted by the administration of Governor Spencer Cox and Lieutenant Governor Diedre Henderson.

“Inspire In Utah is a unique opportunity to promote Utah women in business,” Dan Hemmert, executive director of the Office of Economic Opportunity, said in the press release. “We are excited to present an opportunity for Utah businesses and business people to be featured. Many companies are already working diligently to support women in the workplace. As part of Inspire In Utah, we hope to identify more than 100 companies and help tell their stories and those of businesswomen.

Inspire In Utah is an initiative that supports women entrepreneurs and women in the workplace at all levels. And they invite all Utah businesses to provide their information to be considered for inclusion in the 100 Companies Championing Women initiative. As part of the In Utah campaign, selected businesses will receive stories and advertising on owned and earned media on the state’s In Utah and Go Utah platforms.

In this file photo, Governor Spencer Cox speaks during a taping of the PBS Utah program “Governor’s Monthly News Conference”, Salt Lake City, Utah, August 18, 2022 | Photo by video courtesy of PBS Utah, St. George News

“We are thrilled to partner with Go Utah on this initiative. We have great companies in our state that are implementing innovative family-friendly policies and practices, and these need to be shared and discussed,” said Susan Madsen, director of the Utah Women & Leadership Project at the Utah State University. “This initiative will help highlight best practices. We are thrilled to witness the launch of Inspire In Utah.

Nubia Peña, Senior Equity and Opportunity Advisor to Governor Cox, said in the press release that this campaign highlights a collaborative effort.

“This campaign recognizes the incredible allies who open doors, grow the table, invest in and elevate women to leadership positions, and value their contributions to Utah’s economy,” she said. “As part of the Cox/Henderson administration’s roadmap efforts, this initiative seeks to recognize inclusive organizations that expand opportunities to create greater equality in our state.”

Business representatives can nominate their organizations to be recognized and highlighted as one of the 100 Businesses Advocating for Women by completing the following nomination form. To apply, you need to know detailed information about the policies, programs and initiatives implemented by your company. For more information and to apply, visit this site.

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