Dr. Susan R. Madsen is the Karen Haight Huntsman Endowed Professor of Leadership in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. She is also the Founding Director of the Utah Women & Leadership Project, which focuses on strengthening the impact of Utah girls and women. Through the years, Professor Madsen has written a host of Utah research and policy briefs and snapshots, reports, and editorials. She is also a well-known global scholar, publishing eight books and hundreds of articles, chapters, and reports. Madsen’s research has been featured in the U.S. News and World Report, The Atlantic, The New York Times, Parenting Magazine, Chronicle of Higher Education, The Washington Post, and she is a regular contributor to Forbes. She speaks globally, and in recent years has done keynotes in the United Arab Emirates, the UK, Lithuania, Germany, Denmark, and other countries. She serves on or advises many nonprofit, community, and education boards and committees, including the Utah Governor’s One Utah Roadmap, Parity.org, Utah Women Run, Silicon Slopes, Envision Utah, South Davis County Communities that Care, Utah Financial Empowerment Coalition, Utah Women’s Health Coalition, Better Days 2020, KUER Radio, and more. Madsen received a bachelor’s degree from BYU, masters from Portland State University, and a doctorate from the University of Minnesota.