Power of Your Purse
Friday, May 29, 2020
Grand America (555 Main Street)
6:00 -7:30 p.m. | Reception and Silent Auction
7:30 p.m. | Dinner and Program
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.
*Dress is cocktail attire
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.