The Elevated Woman: AJ Arms
Meet Amanda Joy Arms – 👑. Is there more we need to say? She’s a fearless supporter of women and an advocate for those affected by homelessness, and lives by the mantra “I shine best when helping build people up.” We’re so blessed to have Amanda as a supporter and contributor for Elevate Women!
What’s your day job?
Customer Support Team Lead + Trainer for Course Hero.
Why’d you choose to get involved in the Elevate Women’s Event?
Empowering and Supporting women (queens, as I like to call us) has been a huge part of my personal journey this last year, with learning to support and love myself, on all levels! Generating a larger conversation about the roles which women play in tech, corporate environments, and the world deserves to be showcased! #ElevatedWomen together is the first step for me, in joining this conversation!
What was you biggest ah-ha moment as a woman?
Learning my worth was not determined or changed, by anything outside of myself! I am the catalyst and inspirational point for all my passion, determination, and love! I may stumble, fall, get trapped in over-thinking, and negative self-talk on occasion, but I don’t live in those places for long. I pick myself up, dust myself off, and know the world deserves to see, the change I wish to be! The magic which resides deep within me.
What do you wish you could tell your younger self?
In any given moment, we have 2 choices, to step forward into growth or to step backward into safety – Abraham Maslow At multiple times in our life, we will be faced with things that are terrifying, yet necessary! We will be faced with things that are comfortable and known, but not safe or good for who we are. Dig deep within yourself, listen to your body. It is where your spirit lives and when we focus in on the voice which directs us, it innately always knows whether to step back or forward, if we are listening!