SALT LAKE CITY – Earlier this week, Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch announced that former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be headlining the Utah Women’s Conference that Hatch and his wife, Elaine, have co-hosted for 27 years. The conference, “Discovering the Diversity and Unity of Women,” will be held Oct. 11 at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City.
Under President George W. Bush, Rice was the first African-American woman to serve as Secretary of State, from 2005-09. She previously served as the National Security Advisor from 2001-05 and provost of Stanford University from 1993-99.
Rice is currently a professor of political economy in the Graduate School of Business, the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution and a professor of political science at Stanford. She is also a founding partner of RiceHadleyGates, LLC. She is the author of numerous books, including two bestsellers: “No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington” and “Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family.”
“Elaine and I are thrilled that (former) Secretary Rice has agreed to headline the Utah Women’s Conference,” Hatch said. “Condoleezza Rice epitomizes strength and dignity and exercised both as a diplomat and worldwide ambassador for America. Her tenure in high positions in government, as well as academia and political science, has been marked by remarkable intelligence and thoughtful leadership. I am honored that she would agree to be part of our conference and believe this is a wonderful opportunity for Utah women to hear from someone who has been at the forefront of history.”
Steve Amerson will be the featured musical entertainer at the conference. A nationally recognized tenor with immense talent, he has been a featured soloist with major symphonies across the country and throughout the world, and has been dubbed “America’s Tenor.”
The conference will also feature many other local and national experts who will be presenting workshops on the power of early detection in women’s health, using new media in the workplace, getting ahead in your professional life, civic participation, health and nutrition, financial planning, and many other timely and relevant topics for women. To register, call 801-413-9133.
Event details and contact information
Date: Oct. 11
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City
Admission: $40 per person
Contact: Utah Women’s Conference – 801-413-9133
Submitted by: The Office of Sen. Orrin Hatch