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Power of Your Purse

September 21-25, 2020
A Virtual Event

Join us this fall for a free, virtual Power of Your Purse Gala!

The health and safety of our community is United Way of Salt Lake’s top priority. Due to the ongoing developments with COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the 2020 Power of Your Purse fundraising gala will be held exclusively online.

What will a virtual gala look like?

This year, the silent auction will be held from September 21-25. Registrants can bid on exciting items through our online auction app, Handbid, and receive exclusive content throughout the week.

Safety permitting, on Thursday, September 24, small receptions will be held at various locations, hosted by Women United members and United Way of Salt Lake. Join us for cocktails and to hear from keynote speaker Julissa Arce via live stream.


Register below!

Power of your Purse supports STEM initiatives


Celebrate and support the educational achievement of girls and women in our community and learn how you can help empower the next generation of women leaders.

You can help ensure Utah women and girls have the opportunities and the tools to pursue their educational dreams regardless of race, income, or ZIP code. Proceeds from Power of Your Purse support:

Be inspired by stories of young women in our community who are overcoming incredible odds to achieve success in school and in life. Purchase tickets below.

If you have questions about the virtual gala, email events@uw.org

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 Woman 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.

About Women United

Over the past decade, United Way of Salt Lake Women United members have raised millions of dollars to support local educational initiatives and committed thousands of hours as volunteers in our community. Women United is making a local and global impact through its growing force of more than 75,000 women in 165 communities and six countries.

Why We Do What We Do

Women in Utah are paid 71 cents for every dollar paid to men—the 3rd largest wage gap in the nation. The Utah population has the largest bachelor’s degree gender gap in the nation, with females being less educated. United Way of Salt Lake is committed to creating equitable opportunities for all Utah women and girls. RSVP today to learn more and support the Women United cause.