Speaking on Business: Women’s Resource Center
The Women’s Resource Center is always looking for ways to elevate the status of women.
This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.
The need for higher education has never been greater. And yet, the cost to attend college has risen faster than the financial aid available. Women stop attending school over finances at a higher rate than men, especially if it impacts needs for their kids. These are all reasons the work the Women’s Resource Center at the University of Utah is doing are so important.
The Women’s Resource Center is always looking for ways to elevate the status of women. Many students are struggling with finances, childcare or finding balance and need the center’s resources and extra emotional support. Associate Director Kim Hall says last year they provided over 130 scholarships to female students, half of whom graduated, with 94 percent retained. They also awarded over $25,000 in emergency funds to keep students completely focused on their education.
The Women’s Resource Center has a shoestring operation budget, so fundraising is how they support scholarships and provide emergency funds. Their annual gala is on May 9, themed Classy Evening at the Circus with aerialists, a magician, contortionists, a ringmaster and treats. The event will be held at the Infinity Event Center, 26 E. 600 South in Salt Lake City from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Find out how to attend at www.womenscenter.utah.edu.
For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.
Women’s Resource Center – University of Utah