Podcast #4: Mentoring: An Investment Worth Making

Image Credit: Raul Lieberwirth As we begin our launch of the mentoring and networking portions of Aspiring Mormon Women, Christanne, one of our Mentoring and Networking Coordinators, talks with Whitney Johnson and Lisa Chapman Gregory, about mentoring–the purpose and need for mentoring, how to be a mentor, and how to find a mentor. DOWNLOAD THE […]

Why Not?: Your Education Needs No Justification

Image shows school girls with their instructors outside a classroom in the mining town of Bingham Canyon, Utah. by Holly I read a great blog post the other day by a stay-at-home mother who was feeling pressured to justify her rather expensive, now “wasted” Ivy League education. I forwarded the link to a friend, and […]

Goal Getting: What Will You Do in the Next Four Months?

Image credit: Jean-Louis Zimmerman by Naomi Watkins I’m not one to set New Year’s resolutions, but there must be something about aisles of shiny, new school supplies in Target or all of those back-to-school photos on Facebook and Instagram or the fact that I return from a summer to revise syllabi and meet new students […]

Take the Daughters to Work

by Hadley Duncan Howard In my pre-teen years, my Grandpa developed a habit of taking me to work with him. I spent many a Saturday with him in his seventh-floor office, straightening reams of paper and drinking Coca-Cola. He needed my help, he said, putting labels on envelopes or organizing office supplies or alphabetizing something. […]

Without Apology, Without Reservation

by Naomi Watkins “So what is it that you do?” my friend’s father asked as he offered me a seat in his home. “I’m in graduate school,” I replied, hoping that he would stop there and not continue to ask questions. But naturally, he persisted, desiring more specifics. “In literacy,” I continued. And then, one […]

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 […]

To LDS Fathers: So, Your Daughter Wants An Advanced Degree?

by Sherman Watkins In our first AMW podcast, Susan Madsen discussed how her research showed the influential role fathers play in ensuring that their daughters graduate from college. Given that my father was a big supporter of my educational pursuits, I’ve invited him to share his perspective as a father of two aspiring Mormon women.  –Naomi Having […]

Ending the Silence

by Tiffany Gee Lewis Years ago, when I had four children crammed together and a husband in the thick of graduate school, I stumbled across Tillie Olsen’s book Silences, which chronicles the lives of authors who have been silenced by life circumstance. I loved Tillie Olson, loved her short story, “I Stand Here Ironing,” which […]

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