BYU Management Society Helps Female Pathway Graduates Become More Self-Reliant

Numerous initiatives are being offered to help women become stronger in the workforce

Pathway has begun collaborating with the Brigham Young University Management Society (BYUMS) to help current and graduated female PathwayConnect students become more self-reliant. Offering mentoring programs, providing scholarships, and forming a network of working women who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are among the program’s initiatives.

BYUMS has invited female PathwayConnect graduates in the United States and Canada to participate in its monthly “Women in Business” webinars, creating a network of women to help each other achieve success in their current or future careers. Three webinars have already been produced.

The webinars educate participants by answering questions, supporting women who are currently employed, and giving advice about entering the workforce. The latest webinar, titled “Creating Women,” was held on February 16, and was conducted by Jeanette Bennette, editor-in-chief at Bennett Communications in Orem, Utah.

“This is the first time we have women across Church universities and programs working together to help female graduates become more self-reliant,” says Chet Harmer, Chairman of Worldwide Steering Committee, BYU.

Female PathwayConnect graduates also have the opportunity to become involved in online mentoring programs offered by BYUMS. After participating in a webinar, viewers have the option of becoming a mentor or a mentee, based on how well they understand a subject.

Several chapters of BYUMS, including Prescott, Arizona; Utah Valley and Silicon Valley are providing up to half-tuition scholarships for female students during their first year of PathwayConnect.

Along with PathwayConnect, BYUMS is collaborating with Brigham Young University-Idaho, Brigham Young University-Hawaii and Utah Valley University to help create an interactive network of working women.

BYUMS and Pathway are working together to build a strong network of working women who are members of the Church.