Why the emphasis on women in her current career? “I’ve been the unknown artist …
in publishing,” she explains. “I was a single
mom trying to support my kids. And so I’ve
walked that road, and I understand it.
“I don’t want to sound altruistic, because
I love this job. I know I’m smart enough to
know I can’t do it by myself. I have to learn all
of those lessons so that I can be successful to
help all these women be successful as well. We
need to do it together.”
It’s important to note that Packham also
helps out within her hometown community
of Ogden, Utah. She created a group to
revive Ogden’s historic district, chaired the
arts committee for Ogden Pioneer Days’
75th anniversary and has chaired—and
restored—the town’s Christmas Village for
more than a decade. All in addition to sup-
porting women who create in the kitchen or
on the kitchen table,
“I promote women who make little craft
projects or cupcakes. Sometimes I feel like I
should be doing something more, like pro-
moting nonprofit organizers or people work-
ing in Africa,” she says. “If I can make a tiny
difference so that someone’s every day can be
a little happier, a little more rewarding, a little
more financially sound, then maybe that’s my
contribution, but it’s enough for me.” C
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Ogden, Utah 84401
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