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Women's Leadership Summit | March 28, 2020

Event Cancelled

This event has been CANCELLED for precautionary measures surrounding the COVID-19 circumstances. All participants who have paid for registration will recive a refund for the event. 


Student Leadership & Involvement invites you to the Women’s Leadership Summit (WLS)! Students, staff, faculty, and friends of the University community engage in learning and empowerment through intentional conversations to inspire an equitable present and future for all gender identities.

About The Keynotes

Morning Keynote:

Caroline Gleich

Caroline Gleich is a professional ski mountaineer and adventurer based in Salt Lake City, UT. When she’s not on snow, she loves trail running, alpine climbing, ridge scrambling, biking and dreaming about her next human-powered adventure. You may have seen her on the cover of Powder, Backcountry or Ski Magazines or in a ski films. A nature lover since birth, Caroline uses her voice as an athlete to advocate for social and environmental causes, working on issues such as climate change, clean air, gender equality and cyber harassment with non-profits such as Protect Our Winters, HEAL Utah, Winter Wildlands Alliance, Wilderness Society, and the American Alpine Club. Caroline’s goal is to inspire people to get outside, live a healthy, active lifestyle and protect the places we love to play. Follow her on social media, @carolinegleich!

Lunch Keynote

:Elizabeth Crouch

Elizabeth Crouch received her undergraduate degree from UCLA, Physical Therapy Certification from Los Angeles Children’s Hospital, Physician Assistant education and certification from the Stanford Primary Care Associate program. She went on to study personal-professional coaching with the Coaches Training Institute and is a Board Certified Coach specializing in health and wellness education.

She started her health careers in physical therapy and primary care medicine and surgery with a focus on kinesiology, physical and rehabilitation medicine. After 25 years of experience developing client-focused, team medicine models to deliver healthcare services, she began using coaching skills and models to enhance and improve client-family-healthcare provider interactions.

She now works with teens, young adults, healthcare providers, emerging and established leaders in diverse professions and organizations, with a strong interest in keeping women     from teens to titans healthy, improving their physical fitness and enhancing inter-generational collaborations.  

As a strong, vital four plus year Thriver of Ovarian Cancer, Elizabeth is deeply committed to helping women of all ages with health education & resources, advocacy and action. She began working as a Breast and Ovarian Health Instructor in 2008 with Check Your Boobies/CanCan and proudly continues that work with the Rivkin Education team.

Afternoon Keynote:

Nubia Pena

Nubia Pena leads the Multicultural Affairs team Director Peña has dedicated much of her career to bring awareness to issues of anti-oppression through her professional endeavors and personal faith-based initiatives as a community organizer, advocate, and ally for marginalized populations. Her most recent position was serving as a proud member of the zealous team at the Utah Juvenile Defender Attorneys where she advocated for youth rights during detention and delinquency proceedings. Prior to law school, for close to a decade, she assisted survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking as a Law Enforcement Victim Advocate. Since 2007, Director Peña has served as the Training Specialist at the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault (UCASA) where she developed workshops on Youth Advocacy for Survivors and Social Justice in Youth Prevention Efforts.


We are grateful to our sponsors who help us provide a worth-while event each year. There are two ways that University departments and community partners can engage as a sponsor.

  • Departmental Sponsors: These Sponsors enable staff and faculty to attend the Women’s Leadership Summit by covering the registration fee at $10.00 per attendee. Departments will recieve a Promo Code for their staff or faculty to use, or be offered to staff/faculty at large who are in need of sponsorship.
  • Conference Sponsors: The Women’s Leadership Summit could not happen without the support of our Conference Sponsors. We accept donations of any amount that go towards the logistics of the conference. For more information about sponsorship for the 2020 Women's Leadership Summit, please contact Erica Andersen

To request ADA Accommodations, please contact Erica Andersen at or call 801-587-9142.

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Registration is $10.00 for University of Utah Students.

$15.00 for Faculty/Staff

$20.00 Community members.

Faculty and Staff participants who want to attend the Women's Leadership Summit and are in need of sponsorship, please email Erica Andersen

If you are being sponsored by a University department or organization, please be sure to enter the Promo Code at check out. Be mindful that it is case sensitive.

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Last Updated: 6/22/20