Letting Go of Guilt When Returning to Work After Baby

by Sarah Gusky Kemer In 2012, my husband and I welcomed twins into our little world. All throughout my relatively uneventful pregnancy, my boss and coworkers supported me 100%. When I had to stop commuting into the city (after moving further away so we could have more space for twins!), they changed my schedule and […]

Career Day: Script Supervisor

Tell us a little about yourself. My name’s Emma Anne Black. I grew up on a small farm in Helper, Utah, and then moved to Pleasant Grove, Utah as a teenager. I’m the youngest of 3 kids: one brother, one sister. I love travel, adventure, cookie dough, and good puns. I’ve been married almost one […]

Entrepreneur Interview: Sui Lang Panoke, Women Politics Media

Describe briefly who you are, your background, and your business. Hello.  My name is Sui Lang Liliu O’Kalani Pumehana Panoke and I am originally from the beautiful islands of Hawaii.  I was born in Honolulu, raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, and currently reside on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC with my daughter and our […]

Entrepreneur Feature: Cydni Tetro, Tech & Software

I am an expert in product validation, go-to-market strategies, product development, marketing and technology.  I have validated and built hundreds of technology products used by the world’s largest brands, retailers and companies including Disney, Microsoft, ProofPoint, Ancestry, Marvel, Star Wars, Facebook, MLB, MLS, Warner Brothers, NFL, Disney Stores, Target, Walmart and Toys R Us. S […]

Easing the Transition from SAHM-Life to Working Mom Life

by Brooke Nelson Edwards So you’ve been a stay-at-home mom and now you’re headed back (or maybe going for the first time) to a full-time job outside the home? First off, congratulations on your new job! With the interview and hiring process now behind you, the battle to on-ramping after kids is half won. Maybe […]

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. […]

Career Day: Naturopathic Physician and Acupuncturist

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job? My name is Carmel Ferreira. I am a first generation Latina from immigrant parents from Michoacan, Mexico.  My first language was Spanish and I learned to speak English while in elementary school and from my older siblings.  I am the youngest of eight children and […]

Entrepreneur Feature: Michelle McCullough

Michelle McCullough started her first business (Doodads Promotional Products) when she was 19 and currently runs three companies including consulting businesses all over the world. A seasoned speaker, Michelle teaches success principles and leadership insights that help boost employee engagement and higher performance. She also loves to speak on what she calls The Social Media Blueprint […]

Entrepreneur Feature: Suzette Smith, White Space Organizing

I’ve always been an organized person; I’ve always helped others to organize their space. But I did not imagine I would use these skills to start an organizing business. However, when I was laid-off and diagnosed with cancer in the same year, I found that “starting a business” was a good solution to the situation. […]

Career Day: Historian

Photo Credit: Melese Spaulding Miller Jill Mulvay Derr, one of the volume editors of the recently published The First Fifty Years of Relief Society: Key Documents in Latter-day Saint Women’s History, worked as a senior research historian with the Church History Department. She previously served as Managing Director of the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day […]

Entrepreneur Feature: Sarita Venkatapathy Naidu, Amaithi Yoga

My name is Sarita Venkatapathy Naidu, or Shareeta depending on who you ask. My father is from India and my mother is “pioneer stock” (in her words), and my business is called Amaithi, LLC (Tamil for “peace”). I’ve invested my time and energy in running a yoga, energy work and nutrition business for several reasons […]

Entrepreneur Feature: Brittany Jepsen, The House That Lars Built

I’m Brittany Jepsen. I’m a designer, stylist, crafter and founder of The House That Lars Built, a design house and blog that focuses on living an artful life. I have a degree in art history and master’s in interior design. I started The House That Lars Built after interning for two designers in NYC. I […]

Entrepreneur Feature: Jessica Taylor, Legacy Tree Genealogists

Jessica Taylor realized halfway through completing her degree at BYU that her major didn’t interest her. She had grown up thinking that since she was a people person and liked kids, she ought to pursue teaching young people. But something didn’t fit. After some wandering, she found the Family History – Genealogy major and fell […]

Social Entrepreneur Feature: Jen Porter Anderson, The Reset Foundation

Welcome to our first in a series of short interviews featuring LDS women entrepreneurs. Know a LDS woman entrepreneur who you’d like highlighted (or nominate yourself)? Email us at aspiringmormonwomen @ gmail. com As a teen, Jen Porter Anderson had a pretty clear sense of what she was good at doing and what she cared most […]

How to Thrive as a Working Mormon Mom

by Alison Herzog I went through phases growing up – one being a period where I believed I would be a doctor or a lawyer with a husband who stayed home with the kids – and the rest, believing I would be a stay-at-home mother, just like my mom. When the time came for my […]

Making It Work For Our Family

by Sara Barber Parenting is divine, but is not necessarily tied to gender roles. Together, parents have the responsibility to provide, protect, teach and nurture their children. This is the conclusion my husband and I both came to while I was pregnant with our first child. Our plan had always been for me to work […]

Individually Adapting for our Family’s Circumstances

by Joanna Hadlock I never considered myself a conventional Mormon. I always figured I’d be married with kids one day and have the stay-at-home mom life, but I guess I never really thought about the details until it was time to make the decision. After the birth of our first child, a situation presented itself […]

Video Interview: Lisa Valentine Clark from ‘Once I Was a Beehive’

Photo cred: Justin Hackworth Naomi chats with Lisa Valentine Clark, actor, producer, writer, BYU English graduate, mother of five, and wife, about her various projects, including critically-acclaimed film Once I Was a Beehive and her book, Real Moms: Making it Up as We Go. Learn about how Lisa embraces her ANDs and her aspirations as a young woman and now. […]

Career Day: Pharmacist

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Janice Muehle, and I grew up in Sandy, Utah. I currently live in Taylorsville, and I have never lived outside the Salt Lake Valley. I graduated from pharmacy school in May 2014, and I am now a community (retail) pharmacist. I married […]

Making Mom’s Career Part of the Conversation

by Nan Petersen Near the end of my teaching year in May, I received a text from my husband indicating that a job had opened in a city where we have, in the past, considered moving. The job listing was closing that afternoon, and he was thinking of applying. After this bombshell announcement, he asked, […]

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