Career Day: Clinical Research Coordinator

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job? My name is Mikaela Larson. I grew up in Providence, Utah before moving to Sandy, Utah as a teenager. I attended Smith College in Massachusetts where I studied Neuroscience and earned All American honors as an alpine ski racer. My husband and I enjoyed living […]

Career Day: Architect

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job? My name is Natalie Whitney and I’m from West Point, Utah. For the past five years I have lived in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, with my husband and two children. We love running, biking, and our newest hobby and attempt at embracing Canadian winters—skiing. I have […]

Taking a Leap of Faith

by Naomi Watkins Just before Christmas, I took action in a way that I would never recommend anyone else ever do: I resigned from my tenure-track academic job with no next plan or job in place. And I have until the end of June to figure out my next move. The short version of how […]

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.

Career Day: Deaf Studies

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Kati Morton. I am originally from Pleasant Grove, Utah. I have a BA in Deaf Studies from Utah Valley University (UVU) and a MA in Deaf Studies with a Concentration in Deaf History from Gallaudet. I have lived in the Washington, DC […]

Career Day: Online Education

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. Hi, I’m Kelli. Good conversation over dinner with friends, browsing Spotify playlists, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Instagram, and manicures are some of my favorites in life right now. Most all my energy and thoughts focus on my job as an online course producer for […]

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 […]

Catching the Vision of Our Potential

by Dianne Orcutt This year I have been blessed to have gained both a nephew and a niece. As I hold these sweet babies, it is hard to look at them and not wonder what their futures will look like, what experiences and interests they will have, what kind of people they will grow up […]

Putting Away My Planner

by Lina Buchanan Anyone who knows me well knows that I am not much of a risk taker. All of my life has consisted of calendars, timelines, and task lists. “Five-year-plan” might as well be my middle name. However, over the past few years it has become increasingly clear to me that the best things […]

Three Things I Wish I Could Say to Every Young LDS Woman

by Melanie Steimle I recently moved into a ward that is quite diverse in the range of ages represented. There are a good number of young married women in the ward, and occasionally I’ll hear one of them make a comment about school or work that makes me want to jump in with a piece […]

Career Day: Nonprofits

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Ann Korologos Bazzarone. I was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, but have lived for most of my life in the Washington D.C. area. My education and career path has been somewhat of a nontraditional and winding road, but I am currently […]

Different, Not Better

by Melanie Steimle Having a discussion about LDS women, work, and motherhood is a little bit like walking through a minefield. You must step carefully or someone is bound to be offended. Working women can feel that they are viewed as bad mothers. Stay at home moms can feel like the work of motherhood is […]

Personal Revelation & Identity

by Bryn Watkins Recently, I found myself bopping around Indonesia after my work schedule plopped three free weeks in my lap to do with as I pleased.  One of the benefits I derive from traveling comes as a result of a mantra I’ve adopted from that classic Yes song: If I refuse to surround myself […]

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 […]

General Conference: Decision Making

by Dianne Orcutt I enjoyed the reminder this General Conference not only of the wisdom of heeding inspired counsel from our Church leaders, but especially the importance of seeking out personal revelation for our individual lives. Elder Carlos A. Godoy spoke (in Portuguese!) about achieving our potential. His counsel resonated with me and, I believe, […]

What I Was Looking For

by Anna Bergevin When I was in elementary school I told the recess aide at the playground that I wanted to be Madeleine Albright when I grew up. President Clinton’s Secretary of State spoke several languages and was fighting hard for peace in the Middle East and I thought she was amazing. I have no […]

Career Day: Museum Educator

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. What do you do? My name is Katy Knight. I’m from Provo, Utah, and I currently live here. I work at the Bean Life Science Museum as the education administrator. My bachelor’s degree is in biology education, my master’s degree is in botany (I studied […]

Daring, Not Shaming, Greatly

by Naomi Watkins I recently finished reading Brené Brown’s book Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead. I first became familiar with Brown’s work when I watched her TED Talk about vulnerability and found it insightful. And her book? It was gut-wrenching, like I’m on […]

The Comfort of Trees

Image credit: Jon Sullivan by Bryn Watkins For work, I sometimes find myself spending hours and hours in a Greyhound, watching the beautiful countryside fly past in an endless reel of blues on greens.  The country in which I live (New Zealand) is awash with casual spectacles that bloom outside that bus’s windows while I […]

The Other Side of Charity: An interview with Lorianne Updike Toler

by Dianne Orcutt As Latter-day Saint women, most of us are intimately and profoundly familiar with selfless love and service. We may not be perfect in our efforts, but as a general rule our lives are filled with a measure of charity to those around us, day in and day out. In her new book, […]

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