#wcw: Amanda Wybolt


Amanda is an OG Women Catalysts and one of my first friends who I met at the Impact Hub, a co-working space where changemakers go to work. The A in Amanda is for adventurous! This gal spent time in Senegal in the Peace Corps to stomp out malaria and shifted to SF to help social impact startups change the world. I love hitting the hiking trails around the Bay area with her on weekends. I hope this #wcw inspires you to get out there and make it happen! – Kim

What are you working on...Strategist by day, aspiring mountaineer by weekend. Figuring out how to make both of those work in inspiring ways – a good problem to have.

What's your vision for 2018...I’ve been calling this year the “jet pack” year, which is a variation on living intentionally. Too many weekends and afternoons seem to be flitting by and I’m kinda sick of hearing myself say “where’d the time go?” as I look at my un-checked goal sheet. How can I do little things every day to really take advantage of my time and live life to the fullest, and understanding that “fullest” doesn’t always mean loving everything I’m doing 24/7. Toward that end, I’m actually pretty excited to get back to my basics feel good about my foundations: mental clarity and resilience (meditation!), financial security (planning!), and getting back into hobbies that bring me pure happiness (pottery class!).

Best thing our readers might not know about...The Pizza Place on Noriega is a gem of Outer Sunset culture and has some of the best damn wings and killer pizza. And then you’re also right next to Ocean Beach. Win win win.

What brought you to Women Catalysts...I feel like I’ve known Kim and Lindsay my whole 5.5 years in SF, so when WC came to life, it was a no-brainer – of course I’m there! But more so, there are not enough places for smart, motivated women to come together to share and learn from each other, so WC is very important to me. Yes we compete with each other sometimes, but what we can learn and do when we support and push each other is something that shakes foundations to their core. I’m so over the status quo, time to re-write the normal. Let’s get it, ladies!

Where will we see you next...I’m trying to organize a meetup for female strategists in the Bay, so stay tuned for that (and holler if you want in!). Otherwise, spring backpacking season is fast approaching which is my favorite because it’s wildflower season, so planning some weekend adventures to Ventana Wilderness or something else south of the city.

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