Monday, April 9, 2012

So we have a blog... Now what?

Congratulations! You've found the very official website of the Martha Hughes Cannon Society.

Now what?

The women at the J. Reuben Clark Law Society have done a fantastic job networking; they have an engaging blog that is brilliant, helpful, and perhaps most importantly, not so highly trafficked as to be overwhelming just to keep up with it. It stands to reason-- lawyers do advocacy for a living, after all.

Something the JRCLS does well is just tell stories. Stories about women who are longtime established professionals with years under their belts, stories about women on family hiatus, stories about young women just entering the profession and discovering for the first time the difficulties of balancing career and cultural expectations.

Stories have a way of giving us a little mental hook to hang our own experiences on. For someone who's struggling to make or to live with complicated decisions, hearing someone else's experiences can be immensely helpful.

We already have a couple of biographies of prominent pioneer women doctors. We're interested in hearing your story as well, or that of a pioneer, an ancestor, a mentor, or any woman in science who's helped you on your way.

And if you're an active professional in the Intermountain West (or just plain lucky), you may already be involved in promoting science paths for LDS women-- in which case, great work! We'd love to hear about it!

Please contact Sarah Kendall Taber at sartaber [at] ufl [dot] edu.


  1. Hello! I've been doing my own research / reading about the early pioneer women who pursued Medicine (by Brigham Young's counsel?) It would be great to connect with you - please see our group blog at Thank you! Di

  2. Cool! Good to hear about it!

    My understanding is that Martha Hughes Cannon had wanted to be a doctor since she was a little girl. She had been working hard in that direction for several years already when BY announced that maybe some women should become doctors. Prophetic counsel in her case seems to have mostly been a happy coincidence. : )