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Power of Your Purse

Thank you for making the 2020 Power of Your Purse a success and joining us to celebrate and support the educational achievement of girls and women in our community. With your support, we helped raise funds for scholarships dedicated to first-generation college students, mentoring programs in high schools, and STEM education in elementary schools.


If you missed any of our live, virtual event, or simply want to rewatch it again, watch the recording:


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Power of your Purse supports STEM initiatives
Julissa Arce

Keynote Speaker: Julissa Arce
Best Selling Author, Speaker, Social Justice Advocate and Former Wall Street Executive

Julissa Arce is a best-selling author of MY (UNDERGROUND) AMERICAN DREAM.  She was named one of People en Español’s 25 Most Powerful Women of 2017.  She is a leading voice in the fight for social justice, immigrant rights, and education equality.  Her commitment to education for all young people led her to co-create the Ascend Educational Fund (AEF), a college scholarship and mentorship program for immigrant students.

Learn More about the Work of Women United

Women United is committed to helping girls in our community in a variety of ways. Learn how their philanthropy and more supports STEM education, mentoring programs, and college scholarships for first-generation students.

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STEM Endorsement Programs

United Way of Salt Lake Women United supports local elementary school teachers in receiving their STEM endorsement through the University of Utah Building Excellence in Elementary STEM (U-BEES). Learn how completing this training helped second grade teacher, McKinley Powell.

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High School Mentoring

Women United members are passionate about connecting high school students with mentors who can inspire them as they prepare for college. By supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters' Mentor 2.0 program, more high school students are finding ways to achieve their dreams.

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Deborah Bayle Scholarship
College Scholarships

The Deborah Bayle Scholarship Fund for Youth was created to help first-generation college students pay for classes, especially if they do not have traditional U.S. citizenship. Learn how receiving the scholarship is helping Alondra and her family.

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Become a Women United Member

Women United Members at Power of Your Purse 2020 - in coronavirus masks

Join an inspiring group of women (and men) from around Utah dedicated to ensuring the success of all girls in our community. This group of philanthropists, advocates, and volunteers are committed to helping the next generation of leaders through STEM education, mentoring, and college scholarships. Learn more and become a member!


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