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Silicon Slopes


Mar 28, 2018

This episode's guest is Dr. Susan R. Madsen, the Orin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership and Ethics in the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University. Dr. Madsen has been heavily involved for the last decade in researching the lifetime development of prominent women leaders. She has personally interviewed a host of women university presidents, U.S. governors, and international leaders, as well as studying many aspects of women and leadership more broadly. Susan has conducted related research in the U.S., the six Arab Gulf countries, China, and Eastern Europe.

Overall, Susan has authored or edited five books and has published well over 100 articles, chapters, and reports. She founded the Utah Women and Education Project in 2009 and continues to work with key Utah stakeholders on related efforts as the Director of the Utah Women & Education Intiatitive. In August of 2013, she founded the Utah Women & Leadership Project that she continues to direct today. She received her doctorate from the University of Minnesota in human resource development. She earned a master's degree in exercise science/wellness from Portland State University and a bachelor's from Brigham Young University in Speech Communication Education.