Utah women discuss what’s helpful, challenging in getting more female leaders in government

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Utah women have ideas for how to get more female leaders in top government positions in the state, and their solutions are outlined in a new report.

In the Beehive State, women hold 29.1% of leadership roles across Utah’s 247 cities and towns42.5% in county governments and 39.3% in state government, according to research released over the past few months from the Utah Women and Leadership Project at Utah State University.

Those three reports provided numbers for Utahns to see how they fared, but a new brief released earlier this month “gives us more insights on actual women’s deeper experiences,” and what works to support them and what doesn’t, said Susan Madsen, founder and director of the leadership project.

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