WELCOME TO UTAH WOMEN'S FORUM
It is the 30th Anniversary of the Utah Women's Forum, and we're celebrating with a new, much-improved web site. Welcome!
The Utah Women's Forum is a nonpartisan, nonprofit network organization for women of outstanding accomplishment in diverse fields. The purpose of the Utah Women's Forum is to identify and bring together women who are business, professional, and civic leaders, in order to build and foster a network of communication, enhance the status of women, and undertake selected community service. Through this web page, the Forum offers support to all women seeking to enhance their lives.
The Utah Women's Forum began informally in the mid-1980s, spearheaded by public relations specialist Mary Kay Lazarus, who had learned of an organization of prominent professional women in Washington, D.C. Lazarus began discussing the idea of forming a similar group in Salt Lake City with Genevieve Atwood, the state Geologist and a former member of the Utah House of Representatives; and Karen Shepherd, the editor of Network Magazine who would eventually become a U.S. congresswoman for Utah's 2nd District.
FOUNDING Members AND Executive committee members
Karen Shepherd, Mary Kay Lazarus, Genevieve Atwood, Peggy Hunt, Elizabeth Garbe, Jane Harrison, Colette Herrick, Sheila Yorkin, Andy Wolcott