UVU student Alyssa Golding with musician Janice Kapp Perry following their interview October, 2010.

The purpose of the Utah Women's Walk is to recognize and show gratitude for the lives of notable women who have made significant contributions to life in the state of Utah over the past one hundred and fifty years. The intention of this project is to educate the public about the remarkable lives of Utah women and to uplift, inspire, and motivate other women to reach for their highest potential. The Utah Women's Walk is also meant to encourage appreciation for the variety of work in which Utah women are engaged and to demonstrate the cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity in our state.

Research for this project originated with the completion of a master’s thesis by Michele Welch in 2007, under the direction of Dr. Jan Roush and Dr. Melody Graulich at Utah State University. Currently, the project is underway with students in an American Studies course at Utah Valley University. Students are currently interviewing, researching, and writing about the lives of significant Utah women that most inspire them.

On completion, biographies, recordings, and transcriptions of the interviews will be housed in the
George Sutherland Archives at Utah Valley University.