Business Women’s Forum: Transformational Learning: The Key to Advancing Your Career as Women

The latest research continues to say that the key to career and leadership development is continuous education, ongoing growth, and transformational learning. Internationally recognized leadership and learning expert, Dr. Susan R. Madsen, will provide an engaging presentation that will help attendees understand why this is so important for women, which types of learning opportunities can be most helpful, how our developmental capacity can be strengthened, and what we can do to deepen our growth.

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM   Registration/Networking
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM   Lunch
12:00 PM – 12:05 PM  Announcements
12:05 PM – 12:10 PM  Sponsor Comments – America First Credit Union
12:10 PM – 12:20 PM  Non-Profit Spotlight – The Christmas Box International
12:20 PM – 12:55 PM  Topic Presentation & Round table exercise
12:55 PM – 1:00 PM    Closing Remarks & Drawings

Dr. Susan R. Madsen, Orin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership and Ethics for Utah Valley University

Dr. Susan R. Madsen is the Orin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership & Ethics in the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University, and is also the Founding Director of the Utah Women & Leadership Project. She has led efforts in Utah to get more women to graduate from college and to help more girls and women find their voices and become leaders. Dr. Madsen and her team have written many Utah research and policy briefs, research snapshots, impact reports, newspaper editorials, and other resources. They host 20-30 events each year to support the mission of their work.

Dr. Madsen is also a well-known global scholar, authoring or editing six books and publishing hundreds of articles, chapters, and reports. She is a sought-after speaker in local, national, and international settings. For example, she has presented at the New York Times, Argentina Parliament Palace, House of Commons in England, Lithuania President’s Palace, and NGO sessions at the United Nations. She also  serves on many nonprofit, community, and education boards and committees, including Silicon Slopes, Envision Utah, Better Days 2020, Real Women Run, United Way of Utah County, Utah Financial Empowerment Coalition, Junior League of Salt Lake, and more.

Dr. Madsen received a bachelor’s degree from BYU, masters from Portland State, and a doctorate from the University of Minnesota. She and her husband Greg are the proud parents of four adult children and two grandchildren.

The Christmas Box International (CBI) is a non-profit charitable organization serving children, teens and young adults who experience abuse, neglect or are facing homelessness. Last year, CBI served over 10,400 children, and the three Christmas Box House emergency children’s shelters, in partnership with child welfare agencies, provided 11,966 days of care.  CBI also oversees ten community-based Christmas Box Resource Rooms giving needed supplies to 5,200 children state-wide; holiday gifts to 2,600 children; support for 820 young adults transitioning into adult living; and shares resources with 37 local and international child welfare agencies.

Serving the complete financial needs of local families & businesses since 1939, America First is Utah’s #1 credit union and one of the country’s largest and most progressive. The organization is a national leader in embracing technology and innovations to enhance the member’s experience and convenience. America First delivers a wealth of products and services, including free checking, free online banking with bill pay, free mobile banking, free financial counseling, low-rate loans, smart savings programs and more. Get details at, call 1-800-999-3916, or visit a branch. Federally insured by NCUA/Equal Opportunity Lender.

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Jan 28 2020


11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Members: $27 Non-members: $35

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