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2021 APA Utah Fall Conference Speaker

Dr. Susan Madsen

Inaugural Karen Haight Huntsman Endowed Professor of Leadership
Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University

Dr. Susan R. Madsen is considered one of the top global scholars and thought leaders on the topic of women’s leadership, has authored or edited six books, and has published hundreds of articles, chapters, and reports. Her research has been cited in the U.S. News and World Report, The Atlantic, The New York Times, Parenting Magazine, Chronicle of Higher Education, and The Washington Post. She is also a regular contributor to Forbes and other local and state newspapers. Professor Madsen is the Inaugural Karen Haight Huntsman Endowed Professor of Leadership in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University and serves on many nonprofit and community boards. She is also the Founding Director of the Utah Women & Leadership Project, and her passion is to strengthen the impact of girls and women in Utah and worldwide.


Better together: Creating, Belonging and Community »

September 9, 2021 9:00 am

Research shows that teams and organizations will increasingly thrive when they attract, retain, promote, and empower both men and women. This keynote will focus on practices, initiatives, and strategies that have been shown to help all employees—no matter gender, race, ethnicity, age, and ability— flourish in ways that benefit entities and communities. Discover ways to create belonging and community for yourself and others, while continuing to advance your own career.

Strengthening Your Influence as Women »

September 9, 2021 10:15 am

This session is designed to help you learn how to strengthen your influence by understanding more about confidence, identity, purpose, and common challenges. Dr. Madsen will also discuss how understanding and effectively navigating bias is particularly beneficial as well. Tips and tools will be shared so that you can immediately begin to strengthen your influence in your home, workplace, and community. Men who want to learn more about how they can help and encourage women are also welcome to join!

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