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Meat & Potatoes Podcast

Sep 20, 2023

Join Garrett Clark and guest Patricia Jones, CEO of The Women’s Leadership Institute, as they discuss the current state of female leadership in Utah, how Women’s Leadership Institute is empowering women to become leaders and to run for political office, and confronting common stereotypes when women and men work together. 

Patricia Jones is the current CEO of the Women’s Leadership Institute and has served in the position for the past eight years. Before being CEO, Patricia was the co-founder and former President of Dan Jones & Associates, a successful public opinion and market research firm for 35 years. Jones is an experienced and highly-regarded researcher, specializing in qualitative research, having conducted hundreds of focus groups throughout the country for a variety of industries since 1980. 

Senator Jones served in the Utah Legislature for 14 years, serving in leadership positions 12 of those years. She was a member of the Utah House of Representatives from 2000-2006 and was elected to the Utah Senate in 2006-2014, serving eight years there, including serving as the first female leader in either party and in either House. 

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Outline of the conversation:
0:00 Founding story of the Women's Leadership Institute
8:00 Getting involved in politics
11:50 Confronting stereotypes
23:30 How to scale
28:45 Different ways of thinking
36:45 How to get involved
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