43 minutes | Mar 24, 2021

Taking the Lead: Olene Walker and Deidre Henderson

Almost half of Utah’s government workforce is female, according to the Utah Women and Leadership Project — but women make up only a fraction of statewide government executives and legislators. In this episode, we learn about the two highest-ranking female government officials in Utah history: Olene Walker, who was elected lieutenant governor in 1992 and went on to become Utah’s first — and so far only — female governor from 2003-2005; and Deidre Henderson, the current lieutenant governor, who was sworn in on January 4, 2021. Both women came to politics later in life, but each became a leader in her own right, using her experience and education to impact the state of Utah and blaze a trail for the women who would come after her.
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