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 […]

Disrupt Yourself: An Interview with Whitney Johnson

by Dianne Orcutt As busy Latter-day Saint women, most of us fall into ruts and routine as we try to juggle all the many responsibilities and ANDs in our lives.  I often find myself getting caught up in the inevitable current of my life that seems to propel me forward on some predetermined path.  Sometimes […]

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 […]

Ambition, That “Dirty” Word

by Naomi Watkins In the months leading up to the launch of Aspiring Mormon Women, we agonized over the name of this organization. We brainstormed lists of possibilities—most of them not-so-great. We had conversations with people about our mission and our plans, asking for opinions about a name. And as we articulated our vision and […]

Good News Minute: Work & School Style

If you are anything like many of us here at AMW (although we’re getting better!), we tend to keep silent during the Good News Minute in Relief Society (if our Relief Societies even have such a tradition) when it comes to sharing successes related to our jobs and school. It’s been a looong time since we’ve asked […]

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 […]

Meaning in the Making

by Nan The thing I have noticed about my career-minded friends is that they tend to be very goal-oriented. Whether it was my doctor-to-be-roommate who vowed to finish her BS in three years (she did), or my sister who finished a full-time, 12-week training to upgrade her nursing skills while mothering three busy boys, or […]

How to Be Bad at Your Job

image credit: Steve Snodgrass by Bryn Watkins I’ve been noticing recently a pretty significant hole in the body of How-To literature available to those of us seeking advice on How-To.  While most people are willing to wax eloquent on how to be successful–at making pie crust, at hosting a dinner party, at life, take your […]

What Drives You?

by Nan When I was a young teenager, my mother told me that she thought my eyebrows were my best feature. I wasn’t very old, but even I knew that the poets were never going to write odes to a woman’s eyebrows. Still, in the years since I have made observation of others’ eyebrows and […]

October Good News Minute: Work & School Style

If you are anything like many of us here at AMW, we tend to keep silent during the Good News Minute in Relief Society (if our Relief Societies even have such a tradition) when it comes to sharing successes related to our jobs and school work. It’s been three months since our last “Good News Minute: […]

Good News Minute: Work & School Style

If you are anything like many of us here at AMW, we tend to keep silent during the Good News Minute in Relief Society (if our Relief Societies even have such a tradition) when it comes to sharing successes related to our jobs and school work. And while we could discuss at length the reasons […]

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