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 […]

Career Day: Human Resources

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job? My name is Jennifer. I moved to Texas 15 years ago as a young single adult. It is here that I met my husband and decided on a career (but not in that order). When I arrived in Texas, I had a degree from BYU […]

Career Day: Librarian

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Amy Sorensen. I’m a Utah County native—I grew up in Springville, Utah, and now I live ten miles north (in Orem). I have four kids: my daughter Haley is at her first year of college, and I’ve got my three boys, Jake, […]

Personal Revelation and General Conference

by Dianne Orcutt I always look forward to General Conference. I love the opportunity to drink deeply of spiritual waters and to refocus my efforts and recommit myself to becoming a better disciple of Christ. And, as Elder Hales said in his October 2013 conference address, “The greatest blessings of general conference come to us […]

Career Day: Financial Coach

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job.  Hello!  My name is Kelli Sauvé and I’m a financial coach.  I was raised in Utah but my adventures have taken me to a few different places since then.  I’ve lived in California, Oregon, and Virginia and now I’m enjoying a new adventure here in […]

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 […]

Career Day: Internal Medicine Physician

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job? I am a 44-year-old mother of five daughters living in East Texas, where I also grew up. I am an internal medicine physician (basically a doctor for adults). I see elderly patients in nursing homes and also terminally ill patients in their homes for a […]

Choosing to be Brave

Packard family photos by http://brookeschultzphotography.com/ by Anna Packard No one told me how much bravery would be required to become a parent. I also never realized the bravery required to navigate the messy world of being a working mom until it became my life. I feel like I am currently in the working mom’s trenches. I […]

Career Day: Food Scientist

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. Hi! I’m Kiery. I’m a Mormon and a food scientist. I love food and by love, I mean LOOVE food! I have always been obsessed with it. I have worked in the food industry from my first job on—with the exception of a stint at […]

Career Day: Economist

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Martha Stinson and I live in Alexandria, Virginia, right outside Washington, D.C.   I have a Ph.D. in economics and work for the U.S. Census Bureau, helping to collect, analyze, and distribute data about households in the United States. What does your job […]

Showing Up to Your Dreams

by Dianne Orcutt I’ve written about how the women in my life gave me the confidence to dream. They believed in me, they supported me, and they showed me that confidence by the examples of their own lives.   I also wrote about how finding pursuits that we are passionate about, professional or otherwise, can be […]

Career Day: Accounting

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job? My name is Erica, and I’m an accountant. I grew up in Alabama but have spent the past four glorious years in New York City, where my husband and I have moved to post-college. I have a BS in Sociology as well as a Certificate […]

Breaking the Skin Again

Image credit: Tiziano Cavigli by Bryn Watkins So as I may or may not have mentioned previously, I am a ballet dancer. And people who choose (though who knows why) to train in ballet often go by the rule that every one day you take off, you’ve lost three days of work. You’ll note that […]

Career Day: Genetics Professor

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Emily Bates and I am a research professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine. I head a research group that tries to understand the genetic causes of disorders that primarily affect children: syndromes of birth defects and […]

It’s Time to Get Paid: Turning Volunteer Work Into Money

by Laura Durham Like many of you, I was raised in a service-oriented community. Volunteering was not only part of being a good Mormon, it was just good manners. As I’ve grown older, gained more experience, and accumulated items on my to-do list, I’ve had to re-evaluate my philosophy on volunteering. The tricky part is […]

Career Day: Flight-Rescue Nursing

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Denise Evans Ward, DNP, ACNP, FNP.  I am a mother, wife, and flight nurse.  I have been a nurse for twenty-seven years and a flight nurse for eighteen years.  I am too old to give my age, but you can guess by my […]

Three (Economic) Reasons I Want My Daughters to Aspire

by Ryan Hammond I would like to write specifically about some pressing economic trends that have led me to think deeply about the importance of supporting my daughters in their educational and future professional goals. My concern is colored heavily by my professional life as a professor who specializes in studying the changing nature of […]

Podcast Episode #2: Graduating High School Seniors

Jamie talked with a group of young LDS women from the Denver, Colorado area in December 2012 about their educational and professional goals for the future. All three young women graduated from high school in 2013 and plan on attending college this upcoming fall. Crysta is looking forward to studying at a local community college […]

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 […]

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