Imagining What Can Be: My Visit to the Relief Society Building

by Naomi Watkins You have probably heard the phrase, “You can’t be what you can’t see.” I’ve repeated it here on these very pages. And while I agree with this statement, I’ve always wondered about those women who were the firsts–they had no model to do what they did. They were the pioneers, the ones […]

Mentoring Our Youth Through Personal Progress

by Jennifer Dill Long Last year, when I was serving as the Relief Society secretary for my ward, we had a joint presidency meeting between Relief Society and Young Women. We discussed ideas for ways we could create stronger relationships between the adult sisters and the youth. One leader had the brilliant idea of using […]

Answering The Call of Being Born to Lead

by Alisha Stamper I have known from a young age, and had it reaffirmed to me, that being an advocate for change, a leader, in any place where I have influence, is something I am supposed to do in my life. When I heard that Sheri Dew would be presenting on the idea of being […]

Mentoring Is about Relationships

by Nan Petersen In November I attended an event in a large city not far from home. After making plans with a friend and purchasing my ticket I found out that Whitney Johnson would be speaking. I nearly hyperventilated, and not just because Whitney is such a great speaker (which she is), or so inspiring […]

Are You My Mentor?

by Heidi Doxey There have been a number of fantastic posts here on AMW about mentors and mentees, both in a formal and informal sense. I should definitely re-read those posts. I’ve always imagined a mentor as a fearless, high-powered business professional, or perhaps an octogenarian with soft wrinkled hands and decades of wisdom. Or […]

Who’s On Your Professional Sounding Board?

by Melanie Steimle I’ve been thinking about mentors lately, not because I’m long overdue in writing this post (although that is true), but because I need a mentor. Despite the fact that I write these monthly posts on mentoring or networking, I don’t have either subject all figured out. There are a number of people […]

How to Be an Effective Mentee

by Melanie Steimle Last month we talked about how to be an effective mentor. This month let’s look at the other side: how to be an effective mentee. Whether your mentoring relationship is a formal, structured one with an assigned mentor and regular meeting times or an informal conversation with a friend every once in a […]

Securing the Benefits of a Mentor as a Student

Image credit: SMB College by Christanne Harrison In this month’s edition of “Mentoring Monday,” we share some advice about mentors for students or those considering going back to school. However, as I interviewed two great mentors, I found that much of their advice is great and applicable for just about everyone. The two women interviewed […]

No Longer On The Outside Looking In: Opening the Door to Our Sisters

by Ryan Hammond Recently Naomi wrote about the importance to women of having other women as mentors and peers when pursuing their education and careers.  Today I would like to begin to discuss the role LDS men can play as mentors and peers to our LDS sisters.  While we obviously do not share a gender, […]

Mirrors and Windows: The Importance of Mentoring and Networking for LDS Women

Hall of Mirrors at Palace of Versailles, France. Image credit: Patrick Down by Naomi Watkins “A single book can be a mirror for some readers and a window for others.” –Rudine Sims Bishop [1] When I taught a university-level course about global children’s literature, I shared the above quote on the first night of class to […]

Podcast #4: Mentoring: An Investment Worth Making

Image Credit: Raul Lieberwirth As we begin our launch of the mentoring and networking portions of Aspiring Mormon Women, Christanne, one of our Mentoring and Networking Coordinators, talks with Whitney Johnson and Lisa Chapman Gregory, about mentoring–the purpose and need for mentoring, how to be a mentor, and how to find a mentor. DOWNLOAD THE […]

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