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Edie Kochenour Memorial Event

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Event Details

Edie Kochenour Memorial Event
The Power of Empowerment: Challenges and Opportunities in this Cultural Moment
Friday, Feb. 23, 2024
Networking Luncheon: 11 – 11:45 a.m.
Noon – 2 p.m.

The 2024 Edie Kochenour Memorial Event, The Power of Empowerment: Challenges and Opportunities in this Cultural Moment, will be a panel conversation about harnessing and extending the energy of contemporary pop culture and athletic "moments" to further benefit women and underrepresented individuals. The panel will explore both the hopeful opportunities for real change and the forces pushing back against them.

Panelists include:

  • Jill Bodensteiner, JD, MBA, Vice President & Director of Athletics, Saint Joseph's University
  • Lisa Diamond, PhD, Professor in Developmental Psychology, Health Psychology, and Gender Studies, University of Utah
  • Carlette Patterson, Head Sports Life Coach, Founder & CEO of Patterson Sports Ventures
  • Paul White, PhD, Associate Professor in Social Psychology, University of Utah

Register for event

This event will also be live-streamed via Zoom. Join us at: 
Meeting ID: 968 1967 2537
Passcode: EDIE

About Edie

Edith Osborne Kochenour

Edie Kochenour profileEdie Kochenour was well-known on campus for her wide-ranging passions, energy, and enthusiasm. She served the University for over 25 years. She held an appointment as the Director of Learning Enhancement Programs at the Counseling Center and also the Coordinator of Consultation and Outreach Services. Ms. Kochenour developed a national profile through writing and presenting papers. The event is funded through an endowment established in Edie's memory by her husband, Dr. Neil Kochenour.

The annual networking event and presentation of interest to women commemorates the achievements of Edie Kochenour. Coordinated in collaboration with the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women, the Kochenour Event frequently has been timed to coincide with Women's Week at the University of Utah.


Past Presentations

  • 2023

    'Advancing Justice in the Workplace: A Conversation About Accountability'

  • 2022

    'Beyond Resilience: Reclaiming Self and Redefining Work-Life Integration'

  • 2020

    'Creating and Sustaining Inclusive Workplace Cultures: The Hard Truths'

All Presentations

Last Updated: 2/20/24