Perceptions of Gender Bias in the Utah Workplace

July 13, 2023

Utah has one of the highest economic growth rates in the nation, and the ability to attract, retain, and provide positive workplace environments for women will be critical for future growth and success. However, Utah ranks as one of the worst states for women’s equality in many areas, including wages, education, health, and political empowerment. For example, Utah is 46th out of 50 states in the disparity between the percentage of full-time working women who hold executive positions (0.8%) and the percentage of full-time working men who hold executive positions (2.1%). To better understand how Utah women and men perceive gender bias in the workplace, Utah Women & Leadership Project Fellow, Dr. Helen Knaggs, sought to understand men and women’s experiences and perceptions of gender bias in the Utah workplace. You can access a copy of the full research brief with references at this link.