Advice for Job Seeking Women From A Hiring Woman

I work as the Producing Director for Salt Lake Acting Company, where part of my responsibilities include interviewing job candidates for positions, alongside our Executive Artistic Director, Cynthia Fleming. Although I mostly hire for production and technical positions, this advice is applicable to all women in the job-seeking phase of their lives, whether searching for […]

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How Following My Dreams Saved My Family

Like many Latter-day Saint girls, I was raised to anticipate marriage and motherhood. But I was also raised with an equally consistent injunction to be educated and ambitious, and it was never really questioned that, at least at some point, I would have a career. I grew up outside of Utah in a home where […]

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You’re Already Good Enough

Fresh on the heels of listening to the recording of “You’re Already Good Enough: How Embracing Imperfection and Cultivating Confidence Frees You to Influence and Lead,” I’m putting together an expressive arts project for homeless youth. As I work, I’m thinking, “That’s what these kids need to hear: ‘You’re already good enough!’” Then I pause. […]

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Shape Girls’ Impressions of Themselves While Young

For many people, the beginning of a new school year is a good time to make resolutions, start fresh, and improve habits.  As a 7th grade teacher, I see girls and boys come into my classroom with varying degrees of trepidation, and some come with enthusiasm.  On that first day I have them write on […]

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Overconfident Men

In their study about women and confidence (see previous blog post), Katty Kay and Claire Shipman found a number of interesting things. Here are some of the highlights. See if they ring true for you. In studies, men overestimate their abilities and performance, and women underestimate both. Their performances do not differ in quality. Do […]

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How Knowing Your Options Can Change Your Life

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” I’ve come to realize, looking back, that I never sincerely asked myself this question. I already knew what to do. I was going to be a mother. I was so excited to go to college, and my excitement really had nothing to do with attending […]

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Insights into the Confidence Gap

Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men—and that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence. In two decades of covering American politics, Claire Shipman, a reporter for ABC News, and Katty Kay, the anchor of BBC World News America, have interviewed some of the most influential women in the nation. They’ve been […]

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