Utah Women are Resilient
We’re featuring resilient women this month like U.S. Treasurer Ivy Baker Priest. Ivy grew up in the mining town of Bingham, Utah. Despite growing up in poverty and having an unhappy first marriage, she threw her energies into causes she cared about. Ivy worked in politics for decades, especially encouraging women to participate and vote. Even though she ran unsuccessfully for state legislature and U.S. Congress, she continued to find ways to make a difference in politics. This led President Eisenhower to nominate her as U.S. Treasurer, managing complex financial affairs for the United States! Both as U.S. and California Treasurer, she used her position to bring a spotlight to charitable causes.
Follow us @betterdays2020 to learn about other resilient Utah women! This month’s features include:
- Greek midwife Georgia Magerou
- Utah YWCA founder Mary Critchlow, and
- BYU tennis coach Ann Valentine
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