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Utah Women Report Having Fewer Career Advancement Opportunities Amid Pandemic

According to a new qualitative brief from the Utah Women and Leadership Project, which has been studying COVID-19 impacts on Utah women, career advancement opportunities have been slim among the state’s women since the pandemic began.There were a total of 3,542 women who completed the survey, according to KSL, and 59 percent of them reported the pandemic negatively impacted their career advancement. The report says this percentage concerns researchers for the “longer-term implications on women’s career advancement.”


Susan Madsen, the director of the project, said these experiences aren’t exclusive to Utah women. National research shows women are more likely to be employed in negatively impacted industries, which causes them to be disproportionately affected by the economic impacts from COVID-19. 

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!