Happy International Women’s Day to all!
This year, YouTube’s #HerVoiceIsMyVoice campaign is highlighting the amazing stories of inspiring women around the world. With so many awesome Mormon women, both past and present, I wanted to add some names to the list. And by some names I mean 15+ names.
Here’s a running list of just a few of my favorite Mormon women:
First Relief Society President, compiler of the Church’s first hymnal, scribe in translation of the Book of Mormon, wife of a prophet.
Eliza R. Snow
Second General President of the Relief Society, celebrated poet.
Jane Elizabeth Manning James
One of the first black Mormons, walked about 800 miles to Kirkland, Ohio, to be with the Saints.
Bonnie L. Oscarson
YW General President, first female member of LDS Church’s Missionary Executive Council.
Elaine S. Dalton
Former General Young Women’s President, speaker, author of No Ordinary Women: Making a Difference Through Righteous Influence.
Former Counselor in the General Relief Society Presidency, prolific author and speaker.
Linda K. Burton
General Relief Society President, former seminary teacher, first female member of the Church’s Priesthood and Family Executive Council.
President of the Deseret Book Company, prominent author, publisher, and inspirational speaker.
Convert to the Church, author of “Tattooed Mormon”, Marketing Manager for lds.org.
Award winning performer, violinist, dancer and composer, author of her autobiography, The Only Pirate at the Party.
Plane crash survivor, author of popular blog “NieNie Dialogues,” MTC volunteer.
Philanthropist, child safety activist, author of My Story, her memoir of being abducted at the age of 14.
Convert to the Church, seven-time Grammy award winner, “Empress of Soul.”
Studio C girls-Mallory Everton, Whitney Call and Natalie Madsen
Comedians, writers and stars of the popular comedy sketch show Studio C.
Professional snowboarder, Olympic Gold Medalist, Australia native.
Tamu Smith and Zandra Vranes
Founders of Sistas in Zion blog, co-hosts of Sistas in Zion radio show and co-authors of Diary of Two Mad Black Mormons.
Like I said, these are only a few of my favorites, and let’s be honest, they’re all straight up bosses. There’s plenty more where this list came from, but it would take FOREVER to write/read about all of them. Also, I don’t think my mom would feel entirely comfortable with me gushing about her via a public post on MormonHub.
Enjoy this International Women’s Day and don’t forget to give all the amazing women in your life a big hug! #girlpower
Did we forget any of your Mormon women faves? Let us know in the comments below!