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World Trade Center Utah

May. 17 2023

World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) is connected with 2,200 trade and business partners worldwide. The organization provides market expansion strategies for businesses looking to increase profits as they connect to a global market. Its mission is to accelerate growth for Utah businesses through global networks, programs, and services.

How World Trade Center Utah Champions Women

With flexible and remote working options, WTC Utah supports women professionally and personally. Flexibility allows employees to attend appointments and address the needs of caring for a family.

The organization provides maternity leave and transition-back-to-work programs and other resources for nursing mothers including a welcoming, quiet, and private space for nursing mothers to use. The mothers’ room includes a personal fridge, a white noise machine, comfortable seating, and a full-length mirror.

WTC Utah also supports and encourages ongoing development opportunities to help team members grow personally and professionally. It encourages women to participate in leadership training programs, such as the Career Development and Political Development series hosted by the Women’s Leadership Institute and Leadership Utah programs. Women on the WTC Utah team serve on boards and committees with community organizations, including the Utah Council for Citizen’s Diplomacy, Utah’s New American Task Force, South Valley Chamber, UVU’s International Committee, and Salt Lake County’s Career Services Council.

The organization accepted the ElevateHER Challenge in April 2022 and pledged to elevate the stature of women’s leadership in their organization. WTC Utah committed to increasing the retention rate of women at all levels, and is doing so by increasing the number of women on its board, encouraging women to serve on community and corporate boards, and establishing a leadership development and/or mentoring program for women.

Why Supporting Women Is Important to World Trade Center Utah

As a global company based in Utah, the WTC Utah must empower women to succeed as it works to accelerate business growth for every client. Diversity is more valuable as businesses expand their global reach, and WTC Utah understands that women’s perspectives and experiences will improve their overall success. 

100 Utah Companies That Support Women

Inspire In Utah celebrates businesses that support women and empower them to succeed. The Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity showcase these businesses to inspire others to achieve more equality. Empowering women empowers the entire economy, and World Trade Center Utah is an exceptional example to our business community.

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