The winter Utah Wonder Women networking event took place on Thursday, November 17, 2016, and focused on encouraging women who are younger in their career to stay in the workforce and excel in leadership opportunities. Sponsored by Liz Tanner and her team at Vivint Smart Home, the speaker for the evening was Ruth Todd, vice president of public affairs at Nu Skin, an international creator of anti-aging and other skincare products.
Ruth has been an executive with Nu Skin for nearly three years, and prior to this role spent time as the media spokesperson for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She started her career as a news anchor for ABC 4, KSL, and other stations for more than 25 years. Ruth is also a proud mother and board member for BYU, her alma mater.
The event had more than 75 women mingling at the home of Lisa Harrison, head of executive communications at Adobe, which is nestled in the hills of Cottonwood Heights. Ruth related stories from her early career in broadcast journalism and the uphill battle she fought as a woman in a male dominated industry. She also told uplifting stories of women who blazed the trail before her and the lessons they taught her about making sure to always lend a hand to the women who would come behind her.