Jessica Brunt

Jessica Brunt

It’s not the apocalypse yet…


New York looked dazzling in all its post-apocalyptic smokey glory this week and it makes me want to rewatch Dune. Obviously, the Canadian wildfires are terrible and the issue of air quality is something to take seriously, but also I can make a slightly relevant pop culture reference out of almost anything. 

In more directly relevant news for UTL we have some fun events you won’t want to miss this month. Come see us at our monthly 3rd Thursday networking event, you guessed it, this Thursday. Come join us, grab a drink, and see who you can connect with! We would love to see all of your beautiful faces this week. Later this month join us for a special Pride Month event with Olivia Jaramillo from Equality Utah. This is a unique opportunity that you won’t want to miss! See more information on how to register below. 

C’mon, tell me these don’t look the same.


Get these on your calendar!

June 15th 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 June for a Pride-themed mixer celebrating our LGBTQ+ community. More details to follow soon!

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.

Join us for this event at The Shop, 350 E 400 S, on the 3rd floor, to listen and learn.

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 Sara Jones, CEO of InclusionPro


Looking for some great local LGBTQ+ owned businesses to support? Don’t worry, I’ll be reccomneding new places each week! This week go find your new favorite fantasy book at the Legendarium and swing by Sugar House Coffee for a drink!


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