Raeni Sroufe, Manager of Global Business Solutions at Women for Women International
Raeni Sroufe, BYU Political Science Alumna, and Manager of Global Business Solutions at Women for Women International (WfWI), talks with female students about the things she considered as a college student that helped open up future opportunities, including: taking initiative in her mentored experiences, learning how to advocate for herself, creating supportive environments (including choosing a supportive partner), and acting with faith.
Dixie Sevison, Director of Women’s Services and Resources at BYU
Dixie Sevison, Director of Women’s Services and Resources at BYU, discusses the BYU STDEV 117 Career Development course focusing on women and career issues, and how this course was designed to help BYU women and men broaden their horizons to possibilities in their future.
Tanan Yesunmunkh, Account Executive at Qualtrics
Tanan Yesunmunkh, a former Sociology major at BYU, and Account Executive at Qualtrics, talks with female students about the value of exploring and trying new things in order to find opportunities. She discusses how she was able to put off being shy, resulting in her personal and professional growth in a field she never thought she would enjoy so much.
Anna Murphy, Associate of Business & Program Development at Milken Institute
Anna Murphy, a BYU graduate of Political Science, and Associate of Business & Program Development at the Milken Institute (MI) talks with female students about her decision to pursue a career, what she did to make sure she was on the right track during her undergraduate studies, and how she approaches the learning curve.
Christy Taylor, Senior Technical Developer at Nike
Christy Taylor, a BYU graduate of FHSS and Senior Technical Developer at Nike talks about her journey entering the fashion design industry. She discusses how she never would have thought her skills would lead her to such a remarkable career, and how she has been able to balance children, family, church callings, and a career that takes her all over the world. She encourages women to take post-graduation one step at a time, relying on faith and family to make important decisions.
Sara Gordon, Solution Architect - Research Services at Qualtrics
Sara Gordon, BYU Psychology graduate discusses her path to finding a career, enabling her to become more confident. Sara talks about how it was difficult to graduate in Psychology and go into a sales role at first, but how this path led her to do things she loves for an organization she loves. Borrowing from the book by Sheryl Sandberg, "Lean In", Sara says most women play this game of "what if", that can be debilitating when making decisions about the future. She talks through this idea of doing well in order to create a life you love.
Tania Barr, Development Counselor for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Tania Barr is a former international student who earned her BS in Psychology and Master of Clinical Social Work from BYU. Tania talks about how the encouragement of her mentors helped her get to where she is now, how she uses personal revelation and support from home and work to achieve her goals, and how even though she wants to be a mother more than anything, she has developed a strong love for what she does.
Phoebe Kung, Development Counselor for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Phoebe Kung, a Psychology undergrad and Master of Social Work graduate of BYU, and Development Counselor for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, talks about what propelled her to continue her education and pursue her career, explaining the pivotal conversations and support from mentors, and how she is fulfilling her desire to impact those around her.
Emily White, Non-Traditional and Current Student at BYU
Emily is a non-traditional student, returning since she began her degree in 2002. Emily spent 12 years as a stay-at-home mom and talks about her decision to return to school, the juggling and sacrifices that are being made for her to reach her goals, and how she and her family actively use prayer as they reach their individual and family goals.
Marie Fuhriman, BA in History graduate, Homemaker Extraordinaire
Marie Fuhriman, who received her degree from BYU in History with an Associate of Home Economics from BYU-Idaho, discusses how her education prepared her to be a life learner, what she does to remember her value as a stay-at-home mom, how she dispels this idea of "just a mom", and tackles the discussion of shame-culture around women who work.
Ashley Mendoza, Pre-Health Advisor, Brigham Young University
Ashley Mendoza, Pre-Health Advisor at the Preprofessional Advisement Center at BYU talks about how faith has played an active role in her decision to pursue higher education and career, what women can do to "lean in" to their own self-confidence as they pursue opportunities specific to their situations, and her advice to women when life turns out differently than originally anticipated.
Barbara Mecham, Non-Traditional Current Student at BYU
Barbara Mecham, a non-traditional student at BYU studying Family Consumer Sciences Education, and mother of triplets, discusses how she was able to find her own divine nature navigating her circumstances and choices, how she has learned to allow some things to fall in order to keep others afloat, the amazing support she has from her family, and her advice of not being afraid of full embrace womanhood.