Jessica Brunt

Jessica Brunt

It’s getting hot in here…


July is coming and it seems she is finally bringing the summer temperatures with her. Goodbye, moderate daytime temperatures and low electricity bills; hello Utah summer. Time to plan your out-of-state vacations to the beach now. Might as well have a good view and a drink in hand when coping with high temperatures.


While you plan your next trip, make sure to come to the Shop this Thursday for our Pride Month Lunch and Learn with Olivia Jaramillo, can’t wait to see all of you there!


Get these on your calendar!

Thursday, June 29th Noon

Join us as we welcome the Director of Public Outreach for Equality Utah, Olivia Jaramillo, for a special pride month event to learn how we can better allies in the workplace all year long.

In this Lunch and Learn course Olivia will discuss her personal story and first-hand experiences as a transgender woman in the workplace. This event aims to help provide a foundation of understanding of LGBTQ+ terms and concepts while illustrating the ways in which we, as colleagues, managers, mentors, and people, can be better allies to the trans community.

Space is limited, register now!

Fridays June- September, 12 pm

Are you ready to take your investing skills to the next level? Register for the WeAngels 101 bundle and get all 9 sessions at a great price.

With this deal, you’ll not only gain access to the complete set of WeAngels modules, but you’ll also save $200 versus purchasing the tickets one at a time. (Tickets sell for $50 each)

Your ticket fee includes:

  1. Food and drinks during each networking session
  2. WeAngels 101 mobile education app providing basic angel investment knowledge
  3. WeAngels 101 homework assignments
  4. Access to the slides and recordings from each session


June 20th 5:00-7:00 pm

Grab some work friends and instead of stopping at a local pub, head down to The Shop for our new monthly mixer!

Join us in July for a very special Birthday Party for UTL’s CEO Liz Converse! With cupcakes, drinks, and your splendid company, it’s sure to be a great time!

WLI: Political Development Series

2nd Thursdays, September – February,  10:30 am – 2:00 pm

The Women’s Leadership Institute offers a 6-month nonpartisan cohort-style political training. Meeting monthly in downton SLV, the Political Development Series offers women consistent space and support to explore their political ambitions. From September to February, monthly meetings focus on timely political topics and practical know-how. Lunch and speaker presentation, contracts, an online learning portal, and other resources are included. February graduation ends on Capitol Hill, and is acknowledged on both the House and Senate floors and ends with a graduation ceremony.


If you are interested in a supportive environment to explore the option of getting politically involved and making connections as you go, we’d love to have you join us. Registration is open for our fall 2023 cohort.

September 28th

Every year, Utah Clean Energy brings together 400+ of Utah’s leading clean air and climate champions for our Party for Clean Power. This year’s event is scheduled for Thursday, September 28, 2023. We are back at Mid-Valley Performing Arts Theater, lining up amazing performances, speakers, and guests. Tickets coming soon, in the meantime, mark your calendars.

Interested in becoming an event sponsor?

Event sponsors make it all possible! If you are interested in becoming a prominent feature at this one-of-a-kind event, contact our Communications Director, Brandy Smith, to learn more.

Member Highlight

Check out another edition of our UTL Leadership series with Elizabeth Converse and Josh Craft from Utah Clean Energy


Looking for some great local LGBTQ+ owned businesses to support? Don’t worry, I’ll be recommending new places each week!

I have another bookstore for you this week, but hey, you can never have enough books! Under the Umbrella is an LGBTQ+ focused bookstore that works to create a safe space for LGBTQ+ Utahns and sell books that celebrate the many diverse facets of the community. After stopping by Under the Umbrella, go get yourself a delicious sweet treat from Sweet Hazel & CO Vegan bakeshop and bistro. Sweet Hazel & CO strives to cater to diverse dietary needs so that everyone can enjoy delicious food, by making vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, and sugar-free desserts.


Who is Celeste Maloy?

Did you miss the Winter Olympics last time they were in town? Don’t worry! You might get a second chance!

I’m sure you’ve already seen this everywhere but truly this was not something I was expecting this year.

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