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Nov 08, 2023

Celebrating Will Terry: A Trailblazer for Change

In a state known for its breathtaking landscapes and growing economy, Utah has its fair share of bright young talents making waves in various fields. These emerging professionals are not only reshaping the business landscape but also leading the charge for a more inclusive, socially responsible, and technologically advanced future. We’re excited to celebrate Will Terry with Equality Utah, a remarkable member of The Shop Workspace, who has been recognized by Utah Business in their prestigious “20 in Their 20s” list.

Will Terry, Making an Impact at 22

At just 22 years old, Will Terry has already left an indelible mark on the political landscape of Utah. As the Political Action Coordinator for Equality Utah, Will’s career has been nothing short of inspiring. When asked what he is most proud of in his career thus far, Will humbly shared his significant contributions. One standout accomplishment was his instrumental role in the bipartisan passage of legislation that banned conversion therapy in Utah.

For those unfamiliar, conversion therapy is a harmful and discredited practice aimed at changing an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Will’s involvement in the successful effort to outlaw this practice was a vital victory for LGBTQ+ rights and mental health in the state.

In addition to this milestone, Will has led initiatives to support pro-LGBTQ+ candidates in the 2021, 2022, and 2023 election cycles. His dedication to fostering positive change extends even further. He was appointed to the Salt Lake City Human Rights Commission, an organization dedicated to eradicating discrimination within Salt Lake City and enhancing the general welfare of its residents, diverse neighborhoods, and businesses.

The Fulfilling Path to Real-World Change

Will’s journey has been driven by a passion for making a real-world difference. He finds immense fulfillment in actively participating during this pivotal time for the LGBTQ+ movement. Being part of a movement that not only contributes to change but also teaches valuable lessons on effective transformation has profoundly impacted his life. To him, change isn’t just about the battle; it’s about the people you unite and the hearts you touch along the way.

Inspiration from Utah’s Problem Solvers

Will finds his inspiration in the countless individuals in Utah’s political arena who tackle problems with civility and open-mindedness, fully aware that they might not have all the answers. It’s the commitment to collaboration, the willingness to learn, and the relentless pursuit of a better future that inspires him daily.

Will Terry’s achievements serve as an inspiration not only for young professionals but for everyone who believes in the power of change, unity, and inclusivity. We are honored to have Will as part of The Shop Workspace community and look forward to witnessing the continued positive impact he’ll make in our state.