Our Trunk Keepers really are the heart of Matilda Jane. Their stories are all so unique – and they are all so heartfelt, too. Lucky for us … our Trunk Keepers love sharing them!
“I have to share this, because someone else’s dream depends on it,” Team Leader Amanda Clark says.
We love that so much … it gives us goosebumps!! And we love Amanda’s story, too! If you’ve ever maybe, kinda, sorta considered joining us as a Trunk Keeper, you have to hear her story!
Amanda was first introduced to Matilda Jane eight years ago, when her first daughter was just a baby. She instantly fell in love with the clothes … and quickly after, the company. She felt deeply connected to Matilda’s Jane mission and often daydreamed about leaving her full-time teaching job and becoming a Matilda Jane Trunk Keeper.
“I love teaching, but I was using all my patience up during the day with my school kids and giving my family the leftovers. I had this dream that maybe I could do something different. That little seed grew bigger, and bigger, and bigger.”
It was Amanda’s husband, Jason, who convinced her to take the leap after doing the math, crunching the numbers, and encouraging her she could be as successful as she wanted to be in this new venture. And successful she was! One year after becoming a TK with Matilda Jane, Amanda was building her team and was able to leave her full-time job.
“My original ‘why’ was that I wanted to stay home full time, but I also wanted something just for me, that would make me feel accomplished. Part of that feels a little selfish, but now that I’m raising two little girls, it feels so empowering. Whether they decide to stay home or work, I will be their biggest cheerleader. I want them to know their future can look exactly like they want it to.”
Fourteen seasons in, Amanda has built a thriving business with Matilda Jane. She has built a team of more than 30 women. And helping them realize their own dreams is now her biggest reward. What does she tell those women on her team? What does she want to tell YOU?
“I believe in you. I believe if this is something you desperately want to do you will make it work. You will make time for it. You will put the work in to be successful. It’s the best YES I’ve made. I’m inviting you to join us in our pursuit of making women and girls feel beautiful one twirl at a time. Will you say YES?”
If you believe in our mission, and are an entrepreneur at heart, we would love for you to join us. Learn more at MatildaJaneClothing/JoinUs.