Cottage Industry: Virtual Cottage Meeting Fosters Knowledge and Wisdom

A virtual cottage meeting in August included members from several cottages. Big Ocean leaders added their thoughts and encouragement. Each attendee came away with a better understanding of the challenges women face and that many of these challenges are magnified by COVID-19. Not only did these women increase their knowledge, they found wisdom to help…

Cottage Industry: The Ukuy Cottage in Ecuador – Seeds for Changing Lives

The seeds for the new cottage in Ecuador were planted in 2016 when Big Ocean representatives attended Habitat III there. Vilma Sagebin saw Ana Carolina Gualinga Cuji (also called Anita) and her friend enter a Big Ocean Women presentation and offered to translate for them. When she sensed their uneasiness as the hour grew late,…

Cottage Industry: St. George Signature – Service With a Smile

Like nearly everything related to Big Ocean Women, the newly formed St. George, Utah cottage began with one person inviting friends to attend a Big Ocean meeting or activity. Cathy Mauluulu, a cottage leader and committee member and a close friend of Gloria Boberg, encouraged her and Allison Stingley to attend the U.N. Civil Society…

A Discussion on the Global Status of Women

Written with contributions from Marin Bryce A contingent from Big Ocean Women attended a wonderful event on February 19. The event, organized  by Utah Valley University’s Women and Leadership Project, featured Dr. Valerie Hudson, a political science professor, and Sharon Eubank, president of Latter-day Saint Charities and second counselor in the general Relief Society presidency…