Q&A With The Board’s Amanda Mouait

Amanda Mouait is an Independent Consultant with Arbonne International. She started her business nearly ten years ago while working full time in the insurance industry. She loved both, but after welcoming her first daughter in 2009, she and her decided dropping the full time gig was the way to go. She has since been what she considers a “working stay at home mom” and feels very grateful for that. Her two daughters keep Amanda and her husband very busy!

Amanda is very passionate about leadership, building up women and helping others be successful. She also loves to travel, albeit travelling looks somewhat different to them now than it did pre-kids! She loves reading, staying active and beyond the obvious great love of her family, she says food runs a close second!

Years on Board – One

Current Position on Board – Director of Membership and President Elect Elect (PEE)

When did you join Junior League of Edmonton & why did you join the league?

I joined in the spring of 2014. I was attracted to the opportunity to be a part of something bigger, that was woman based and had a history of building leaders. I wanted to be more involved in the community but also touch different areas rather than just one.

What has your journey been like so far with the Junior League of Edmonton?

I was a spring new member so I came in with the Kids in the Kitchen event. It was a wonderful experience right from the beginning. I have already built some amazing relationships and look forward to our monthly events to connect with people and work together to help out.

What is your favorite experience with the Junior League of Edmonton?

I love the Done in a Day events.

What are you most passionate about?

Leadership and building up women to become the best leaders they can be.

Where do you believe the league makes the most difference in the community?

I feel that when we work with children and young people we are making a huge impact. It may not be one we see right away but it will pay off years down the road.

How has the league impacted your personal life?

I have made new friends, friends that I will learn and grow with for years to come.

What are your future aspirations within the Edmonton community?

I intend to continue doing work that impacts women and children.  I don’t know exactly what that will look like but I do know supporting and building the self-esteem and confidence in both these groups is crucial. And there is a large need for it.

What does community involvement mean to you?

First and foremost being aware of what the community needs. It’s easy sometimes to look outside our communities and identify where our efforts would be appreciated, and it’s great we do that. But, community involvement to me means recognizing how we can make the place we live and work in, better. Especially as a parent.

Tell us something interesting about yourself?

I lived and worked in Taiwan for a year when I was 20.