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 […]

Social Media Strategist

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Alison J. Herzog and I live in Salt Lake City.  I grew up outside of San Francisco and in Southern Oregon.  My father was based in San Francisco as an international airline pilot which contributed to my love for travel and global […]

Networking with Informational Interviews

by Melanie Steimle Informational interviews are my favorite method of networking. I’ve been both the interviewer and the interviewee, and from numerous experiences on both sides of the table, I’ve found that conducting informational interviews is one of the best ways to get specific information from people who are “on the ground” in the field. […]

Embracing Sisterhood

by Bryn Watkins Every month, when I sit down to write one of these I’m struck with the same increasingly-clear realization that I don’t actually have anything to contribute to this organization–I mean, last month I wrote about how happy chocolate makes me.  I’m nineteen and, as you might imagine, lack any of the valid […]

Using LinkedIn as a Research and Networking Tool

by Melanie Steimle On Monday, we provided some recommendations on how to create a great LinkedIn profile. Today we’ll focus on how you can use LinkedIn for research and networking. You may be in a field where it’s common to get calls and emails from recruiters who have seen your LinkedIn profile and want to […]

Creating a Great LinkedIn Profile

by Melanie Steimle LinkedIn. You’ve most likely heard of it, but how do you actually use it? This week, we’ll be publishing a two-part series on how to use LinkedIn effectively. Today we’ll start with the basics: creating a great profile. (If you’re entirely new to LinkedIn, watch this brief introduction video.) Definitely include a […]

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 […]

Introducing Our ‘Mentor Leaders’ Feature

We’re excited to announce the launch of a new mentoring feature here at AMW. Meet our “Mentor Leaders,” women who come from a variety of personal, educational, and career backgrounds and have created profiles to share their stories, offer advice, and provide support. If you feel that you could benefit from additional information from one of […]

How to Be an Effective Mentor

by Melanie Steimle Happy National Mentoring Month! A previous post has focused on why and how to find a mentor, so today we’re going to look at the other side of the equation: how to be a mentor. You may not think this applies to you, but I’m going to venture to say that you’re […]

Who Inspires You?: Hopes for 2014

Image credit: Justin Kern by Nan Recently at church, a sister learned forward from her pew to mine and whispered about her exhaustion because she was approaching finals the next day. I commiserated for a moment and then she said something that totally surprised me. She mentioned being inspired by me for having finished my […]

10 Lessons Learned While Inside the Bubble

Image credit: Ben Crowder by Bryn Watkins Well, three weeks ago I said goodbye to Provo and hello to Wellington, New Zealand, and in so doing bid farewell to the weirdly concentrated BYU experience I got to brave for one solitary semester.  Here’s what I learned along the way. 1. There is a place for […]

Voices From the Past: Praying Over & For One’s Work

Hilda Anderson Erickson, who was a midwife in Tooele County, with Maud Winberg, riding horses. by Celeste Tholen Rosenlof Like many other women before me, when I began my college studies and looked toward a future career, I turned to my Heavenly Father in prayer. Since finishing school, I have prayed again and again as […]

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 […]

Finding Encouragement & Inspiration from Madeleine Albright

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and one of her daughters, Alice Albright, at the White House for a state dinner in 2011. Image source: Brendan Smialowski by Heidi Doxey A few weeks ago former United States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright spoke to a standing-room only audience and I had the opportunity to crowd […]

Supporting Others’ Dreams By Asking Questions

Image credit: Nicole Pierce by Christanne Harrison I notice that I am asked three main questions when I meet new people at church. They are usually something like: “Where are you from?”, “How many kids do you have?”, “What does your husband do for work?” Afterward, I feel like they never really asked a question […]

Surviving (and Thriving) in College: Tips for the Traditional Undergraduate

Image credit: uonottingham by Kris Tina Carlston Dear Sister MBA Esquire: How do I get the most out of my college experience? I prefer to consider myself a “late bloomer.” In college when it seemed as if everyone else had it all figured out, I was still struggling with adolescent acne and retainers. And thus, […]

God Wants Me to Be Smart

Image credit: garryknight by Holly I am not a righteous mother in Zion. Don’t get me wrong—I’m righteous enough, and I suppose I’m in “spiritual Zion,” but I’m no mother. I’ve always wanted the ideal—a loving husband, a white picket fence, and a whole pack of Primary-attending kids. It was a devastating blow to be […]

The Power of Mentors

Image credit: Valerie Everett by Tiffany Gee Lewis I was talking to a woman the other day about her work. She mentioned she was laid off from a job after 14 years. “But it didn’t take me long to get a new job,” she said. “That’s why you keep your contacts open. LinkedIn saved me.” […]

Voices from the Past: Martha Hughes Cannon: A Case for Mentoring

Martha Hughes Cannon with her daughter Mattie, 1899. Photo courtesy of Utah State Historical Society. by Celeste Tholen Rosenlof I was walking to my work at ksl.com one day when I stopped and looked at a granite boulder atop a slab of concrete. I had walked by this spot countless times on my commute to […]

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, […]

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