AMW Hosted Screening of The Eagle Huntress

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Career Day: Marketing Director

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job? My name is Katie Clifford and I’m the Marketing Director for a sports design consultancy in Salt Lake City. Our studio was started by a couple of designers who worked for the Olympics in 2002, which happens to have been the first place I worked […]

Career Day: Collegiate Coach

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job? My name is Heather Olmstead and I am from Carpinteria, CA.  I live in Orem, Utah and am the Head Coach of the women’s volleyball team at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.  I played volleyball and graduated from Utah State University in Logan, Utah. […]

Your Body is an Instrument, Not an Ornament

This post is part of our series on girls’ athletic participation. Did you know that seven out of 10 girls don’t feel that they belong in sports? A major reason for these feelings stems from girls’ poor body image. Drs. Lexie and Lindsay Kite of Beauty Redefined, a non-profit organization that helps girls and women recognize, reject and resist […]

Girls’ Sports Participation: Sharing Our Stories

by Naomi Watkins The Summer 2016 Olympics begin this week, and despite the problems plaguing these games, I’m looking forward to the news and my social media feeds filling with stories of triumph, of hard work paying off, of goals achieved and exceeded. (If you haven’t already done so, go read about the refugees competing in the Games). […]

To Think or Not to Think (for Myself)

by Anna Packard Like most young women my age, I started my freshman year of college full of ideas about selecting the perfect major and perfect life plan that I thought would fit with my personality and life goals. Of course I also wanted to ingratiate myself to my then-boyfriend and appear marriageable. Our relationship […]

Interview with Olympian Kate Hansen

Kate Hansen is an American luger who has competed since 2003. In 2008 she became the youngest Junior World Champion at age fifteen. In 2013 Kate won the USA Luge National Championship with a broken foot. She finished 10th place in the Sochi 2014 Olympics. She recently retired from luge and currently attends Brigham Young University.  Kate, your aspirations […]

Career Day: Marine Corps Officer and Pilot

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Janine K. Spendlove and I’m originally from St. George, Utah, but ever since graduating from BYU in 1999 with my BA in history teaching I’ve lived wherever the US Marine Corps has sent me and my family. Currently I’m deployed, and my […]

Understanding the Possible

by Dianne Orcutt (photo by Brittany Rose Bowen) A few months ago I became a mother. Motherhood has been an exhausting whirlwind, but it has also been a period of the purest and most profound happiness I have ever felt. When I was pregnant I felt a whole range of emotions as I contemplated the […]

Why LDS Women Need to Stop Saying Bad Words

by Candace Child On Sunday, I was at a mission homecoming for a friend and found myself talking to a Young Women’s leader from high school about what I was up to these days. I responded, “Oh, I’m just working.” And then I said to myself, Candace, stop saying that word. The word “just” is […]

YW Activity Plan: Preparing for a Successful Job Interview

Prepared by Laura Durham PURPOSE: Convincing someone that you’re the right person for a job is essential to success. Interview skills are important not just for job applications, but for any situation where young women need to effectively represent themselves. OBJECTIVES: To prepare young women for real life interviews by practicing needed skills. To inform […]

Communicating in the Workplace

by Melanie Steimle Did you read the recent New York Times article, “Speaking While Female,” by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant? In the article the authors examine why women are more likely than men not to speak up at work. Sandberg and Grant share anecdotes and studies that confirm that women are less likely to […]

Career Day: Certified Public Accountant

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Jonyce Bullock and I am a Partner in a CPA Firm located in Orem, UT. I attended BYU and received a Masters in Accountancy with an emphasis in Tax in 2000. Both my husband and I grew up in Orem and loved […]

Career Day: Physician Assistant

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Megan and I grew up in rural eastern Oregon. I live in Nampa, a suburb of Boise, Idaho. My husband and I met at Utah State University and were married while still undergrads. Together we obtained our Master’s degrees in Physician Assistant […]

Fostering Vulnerability: Another Take on Daring Greatly

by Bryn Watkins Recently while exchanging catch-ups with a friend–how she is in her hemisphere these days and how I am in mine–she mentioned the new dynamic she’s found in the ward she recently moved into. She’s found some awesome people who have gelled with her, and she’s made some funny connections from past wards’ […]

Career Day: Hairdresser

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Christie Somers. I currently live in Salt Lake City. I grew up in Washington DC and graduated from high school there and promptly moved to Provo, Utah to go to beauty school. As soon as I was done with beauty school, I […]

Planning to Succeed

by Dianne Orcutt I’m a bit of an obsessive list maker. I’m not particularly obsessive about actually using lists, but I love making them. I have running lists of places I want to visit, movies I want to see, books to read, restaurants to try, home improvement projects to tackle, topics I would like to […]

Choosing to Love Myself

Photo by JASaliday by Anna Packard I pull my laces secure, pop in my earphones, look up, and start pounding the pavement. I can hear my breath in my ears as I start to sweat and push myself up a huge hill. Earlier this year I decided I wanted to train for some races. This […]

Book Club Reminder: The Confidence Code

by Heidi Doxey In many ways confidence is not something that comes naturally or easily to most people, myself included. I often feel like I am sorely lacking and everyone knows it (everyone doesn’t). I remember as a little girl watching The Sound of Music and simultaneously wondering how Maria can run down the street […]

Book Club: The Confidence Code

by Heidi Doxey For the last few years I have been part of a wonderful book club with a group of friends from a variety of backgrounds—men and women, married and single, in school or working professionally (or both, bless their hearts)—and it has become one of the more meaningful pieces of my life. We […]

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