My AMW Story, Part II

As we celebrate our third anniversary we continue sharing your stories, your experiences with Aspiring Mormon Women. Kara Peterson I was raised in a loving, supportive LDS family in which I was taught to aspire to motherhood, to love learning and excel at my education, but eschew anything resembling a career. This life philosophy worked fine […]

Takeaways from SLC AMW Event

by Julianne Hall Gray When I first heard Dr. Julie de Azevedo-Hanks was speaking at the next AMW networking event, I immediately put it on my calendar. Her article on aspirational shame really spoke to me, and I was excited to hear her talk about it in person. I also really love the AMW events […]

SLC Networking Event with Dr. Julie Hanks

Come meet & network with women in the Aspiring Mormon Women community & participate in a discussion with Dr. Julie Hanks about how to “Create the Life You Want by Overcoming Aspirational Shame.”   What is ‘aspirational shame’? Read about it here.  $20 ticket; space is limited to 80 people. Business casual dress | Light […]

Find a January AMW Meetup Near You

During the final week of January, we will be hosting meetups in various cities across the U.S. and possibly Canada. So far we will be offering meetups in the following areas: Austin Bay Area (specifics to follow) Boston Dallas  Phoenix Portland Provo San Diego Salt Lake City Seattle St. George Washington D.C. If we don’t […]

DC Metro Area October Meet Up

When: Tuesday, October 20 at 6:00pm – 8:30pm in EDT Where: Pret A Manger, 1701 K St NW, Washington DC 20036 What: Join other Aspiring Mormon Women in the DC Metro area for a night of casual dinner, conversation, and support. Feel free to invite and bring other interested women. No fee or tickets needed for this meetup outside […]

D.C. Area Event Recap

by Holly Munson Earlier this summer Aspiring Mormon Women hosted a networking event in Arlington, VA, part of the Washington, DC metro area. It was the second event outside of Utah, following a successful event in Boston. (We’re so grateful to our counterparts in Boston who shared tips gleaned from their event to help make […]

Trying Imperfectly

by Steve Petersen Despite some trepidation, I went to the Aspiring Mormon Women event at which Ruth Todd spoke; it was wonderful. If you think that I was the only guy there, you’re correct. As someone whose vision for the Church seems more expansive than contemporary Mormon Culture (note that I’m not saying Church), I’m […]

Boston & D.C. Area June Events: Register Today!

One aspiring Mormon woman shared the following about her experiences attending AMW events: “I have found a sisterhood of motivated, talented women who thoughtfully and passionately pursue personal excellence. I enjoy mingling, networking, and having spirited conversations with my AMW sisters. Over the past few months, I have had the opportunity to attend three Aspiring […]

Join us on June 4th in SLC with Ruth Todd!

We have less than one week until our Aspiring Mormon Women event with Ruth Todd, award-winning news anchor, former LDS Church spokesperson, wife, mother, and current VP of Public Affairs for Nu Skin International. She will be sharing her personal experiences surrounding education and career and her thoughts about empowerment through our diverse choices. Her remarks […]

Career Day: Career Counselor

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Summer and I live in London, Ontario, Canada. I currently work as an employment counselor at Nokee Kwe, a nonprofit agency. I have an Honours BA in social justice and peace studies and an MEd in educational studies, with a focus on […]

We’re Coming to the D.C. Area!

Join us on Saturday, June 27 from 7-9pm for our first event in the D.C. Metro Area. Meet like-minded LDS women pursuing educational and professional goals. Come for an evening of support, encouragement, and networking. The first hour will be an unstructured mix-and-mingle. The second hour will include structured networking activities. Dress is business casual. […]

Networking Event in Provo, Utah

Do you live in the Provo area? Then join us (and bring a friend or two or five) on February 25th from 7-9pm at Club Alison (1644 S. State St., Provo) and meet other like-minded LDS women pursuing educational and professional goals. Whether you are a seasoned networker or a shy and timid newbie, come […]

Seeking Out Creative Partnerships

by Patti Cook One of my first professional jobs was in Washington, D.C., under the tutelage of two very different women. Both were very good at what they did, and together they interweaved vastly different but mutually beneficial strengths into a profitable company. Linda, the CEO, had been given a single $500 loan early in […]

How to Scale Back a Career

by Melanie Steimle At AMW we often focus on providing support and information for women who are in the process of building their careers, but we also realize that there are times and circumstances in which women want to scale back at work in order to spend more time with their families. Coming back to […]

Joining or Spearheading a Meet Up in Your Area

by Lina Buchanan Our first Salt Lake county meet up was held on Thursday, September 25th. The nine of us met for dinner at Blue Lemon located in the City Creek Mall on a lovely fall evening. The weather was so perfect that we decided to enjoy each other’s company near the fountain. Naomi Watkins, […]

12 Ways in Which Looking for a Job is Like Dating

by Melanie Steimle There are no such things as soul mates. Just as there is no one meant-to-be-yours-since-the-beginning-of-time soul mate (sorry, Saturday’s Warrior), there is no one perfect job or career for you. While it’s very in vogue right now to subscribe to the notion that following your bliss and turning it into your life’s […]

Taking the Time to Be Inspired

by Heidi Doxey “I would love to get more involved.” “That’s so cool that you had an experience like that.” “I wish I had known about it; I think I would have really enjoyed it.” “I don’t really have any opportunities to network or anything right now.” Have you ever said any of the above […]

Career Day: High School Teacher

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Amber Rydalch, and I love my job as a high school history teacher.  I grew up in the small rural town of Oakley, Utah, and currently reside in Draper, Utah. I received my bachelor’s degree from Utah Valley University in History Education, […]

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. […]

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