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    Entrepreneur Feature: Paula Ruesch, RIK Book Camp

    My name is Paula Ruesch. Throughout my 12-year career as an elementary school librarian my greatest joy has been helping children develop a love of reading.  Five years ago I started my first business now called RIK Book Camp. It is designed to create a fun environment which encourages children to read throughout the summer. […]

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    Voices from the Past: The Wage Gap

    by Brooke Nelson Edwards The New York Times recently published a piece titled, “As Women Take Over a Male-Dominated Field, the Pay Drops.” The article proposed that the reason “[w]omen’s median annual earnings stubbornly remain about 20 percent below men’s” is because companies simply don’t value work as much when it’s done by a woman. Even […]

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    My AMW Story, Part II

    As we celebrate our third anniversary we continue sharing your stories, your experiences with Aspiring Mormon Women. Kara Peterson I was raised in a loving, supportive LDS family in which I was taught to aspire to motherhood, to love learning and excel at my education, but eschew anything resembling a career. This life philosophy worked fine […]

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    Work, the Family Banner, and Me

    by Rachel Olson Armstrong Charity. Frugality. Industry. Mom stitched our motto onto the forest green family banner, which hung above the couch in the family room all the years I was growing up. Industry—work—is so important to my parents that it’s one of the three words they used to capture the goals of our family. […]

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    My AMW Story

    By Dianne Orcutt One of the most satisfying and rewarding parts of my work with Aspiring Mormon Women is hearing from the women in our community. I love to hear about your successes, your journeys, and even your challenges (your challenges highlight your strength and determination, and often leave me in awe of you!). The […]

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    My Continuing Hope for AMW

    by Naomi Watkins For many women, Aspiring Mormon Women is one of the few places where they feel comfortable discussing the intersection of LDS culture, church doctrine, and personal revelation in regards to their individual life missions and stewardships. Making sense of these messages (especially as these messages may compete) and how they play out […]

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