Podcast #11: Economic Reasons for Girls to Aspire

Ryan travels to Washington D.C. where he catches up with Martha, an AMW mentor leader, and Labor Economist at the U.S. Census Bureau. They talk about some of the big economic trends in the United States and what they might mean for the rising generation of Aspiring Mormon Women. Topics include rising inequality, increased risk […]

Podcast #10: Do LDS Men Unintentionally Discriminate?: A Response

In this podcast Naomi, Ryan, and Julianne respond to a blog post on Modern Mormon Men that posed the question: “Are Mormon Men Unintentionally Discriminating at Work?” Our answer? Well, listen and find out. Link to the study that Ryan references in the podcast.

Podcast #9: In the Company of Women: Table Talk

(L to R) Naté Dearden, Allison Belnap, Kirstin Hansen, Annette Thacker Bartlett, Wendy C. Archibald Join Allison as she talks (and laughs) with friends over dinner about their individual aspirations, life paths, disappointments, and accomplishments. Together, they discuss their journeys “prayerfully stumbling” through life and finding joy along the way.

Podcast #8: In the Company of Women: Sharlene Wells Hawkes

Sharlene Wells Hawkes (second from left) with the Honorary Miss Americas. Allison talks with Sharlene Hawkes, Chief Marketing Officer with StoryRock Electronic Publishing in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sharlene–a former Miss America, sportscasting pioneer, entrepreneur, and altruist–talks about seasons in life and choices women face as situations change, families grow, and challenges loom. Ultimately, her […]

Podcast #7: In the Company of Women: Beth A. Hansen

Allison Belnap chats with Beth Hansen, the Director of Career Services at the J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University about her education and career path. Beth talks about wanting other things in her life than she ultimately ended up with. Her path and her message really are about the wisdom in walking the path ahead […]

Podcast #6: The Women of Studio C

Mallory (L) and Whitney (R) perform in the comedy sketch, “The Real Bully.” In this episode, Drew talks with Studio C‘s Mallory Everton and Whitney Call about impractical college degrees, comedy writing, and their brushes with celebrity culture. Mallory Everton and Whitney Call were both raised in Portland, Oregon. After graduating from BYU, they began […]

Podcast #5: Recently Returned Sister Missionaries

Newly called sister missionaries gather on Temple Square in December 2012. With the recent change in missionary age requirements, more women than ever are choosing to serve LDS missions. In this episode, Drew talks with recently returned missionaries Kate Clayson and Annie Williams about sleep deprivation, the age change, and having too much free time. […]

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 […]

Podcast #3: Returning to School After a Hiatus

Naomi speaks to Gay Lynn Smith and Gloria Johnson, both women who pursued and completed degrees after some time away from the classroom. They share their experiences, stories, motivations, and advice about overcoming the fears and challenges of returning to school and graduating later in their lives. Dr. Gay Lynn P. Smith, serves as the […]

Podcast Episode #2: Graduating High School Seniors

Jamie talked with a group of young LDS women from the Denver, Colorado area in December 2012 about their educational and professional goals for the future. All three young women graduated from high school in 2013 and plan on attending college this upcoming fall. Crysta is looking forward to studying at a local community college […]

Podcast Episode #1: Susan Madsen, Utah Women & Education Initiative

In our first Aspiring Mormon Women podcast, Jamie talks to Dr. Susan R. Madsen who heads the Utah Women and Education Initiative about her career and research. Dr. Madsen is the Orin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership and Ethics in the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University. She has been heavily involved for many years […]

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