Monday, April 9, 2012

Goals of the Martha Hughes Cannon Society

What the Martha Hughes Cannon Society is:

A professional and support network for LDS women in science, technology, engineering, medicine, and mathematics. We hope to be able to share our experience in getting higher education and choosing career paths, provide a network where women can find supportive peers and mentors, and help each other work through that whole work-life balance situation.

We remind LDS church members everywhere that professional women are not some kind of departure or abandonment of our faith, our people, and our history— we have been the bedrock of it since day one.

What the Martha Hughes Cannon Society is not:

A pack of people who are going to tell you how to live your life, and judge you if you don’t do it the same way we did. We’re not here to prescribe to you exactly how to balance career and family obligations. We’re here to help you get the best results from your choices.

If you’re a student thinking about going on in the sciences, trying to date and get an education at the same time, juggling a career and children or a dual-career situation, want to keep a professional network while taking a break from the working world, rebuilding after a divorce or other major life change, or if you’re an empty-nester wondering what’s next, we’re all over it. Welcome to the MHCS.


  1. Thanks Lesley!

    ...are you a Mormon lady in the sciences? I'm looking for bios....