Category Archives: Blog


Keep the Egg Salad Out of Your Fingers: A guide to networking events

By Dee Currie

A few weeks ago, the Junior League Edmonton training committee did a presentation on networking. Here is what you missed and tips on tackling your next networking event. The key points around a networking event are similar to those in other public settings: approach with confidence, know your stuff, but don’t creep […]



On Fire: A Powerful Call to Lead an Inspired Life

By Amanda Mouait 

When I first heard of John O’Leary’s book On Fire:The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life, I had no idea how literal it was going to be. I knew I had to read this book when some of my mentors starting posting about it. I expected the “7 choices” part, […]



JLE take ODI Raleigh!

By Robyn Hanson & Aileena Minhas

 

In mid-October, Aileena and I flooded our Facebook and Instagram accounts with photos from the Organizational Development Institute (ODI) conference in Raleigh, North Carolina.

                                     Robyn & Aileena

 

ODIs are a […]



Past Presidents: Where are they now?

Junior League Edmonton has a rich history in Edmonton. The women who have been a part of the league are diverse in their backgrounds, professions and experiences. To take the helm of the Junior League  is a big responsibility. We wanted to talk to some of the brave women who served their time as President […]



Learning & Leadership in Chicago

By Amanda Mouait 

The Association of Junior League’s International holds several conferences each year in order to connect, inspire and empower members. The 2016 Fall Leadership Conference took place in Chicago, Illinois.  

 

The Junior League of Edmonton sent our two presidents; Hannah Barrington, President and Amanda Mouait, President-Elect. Here's Amanda's take on the knowledge […]



Tips from a pro: 5 ways to enhance your personal brand

By Meaghan Baxter 

You only get one chance to make a first impression, so why not make it amazing? Creating a strong personal brand is imperative for success, and the way we present ourselves says a great deal before we even have the opportunity to speak. Sue Heuman of Style On Purpose—who is also a […]



Homes for the Holidays 2016: The Countdown is On!

By Aileena Minhas and Rebecca Lee (Homes for the Holidays 2016 co-chairs)

 

We are well into the countdown for the 11th annual Homes for the Holidays and it's been an amazing journey seeing things come together. From handing out invitation letters, sourcing homeowners, to walking through the schedule for home central; every step of the […]



Mental Health Fitness Tips

By Aileena Minhas

October was Healthy Workplace month and it dawned on me how easy it is to get too caught up in life. We often forget to take a step back to make sure we are okay.  Emotional well-being is just as important as physical well-being. It’s important to give yourself permission to take […]



JLE’s Newest Community Partnership: Trauma Informed Edmonton

By Kathy House & Laurie Gallagher

 

The Junior League of Edmonton is proud to be a volunteer community partner with Trauma Informed Edmonton. This blog post explains what Trauma Informed Edmonton is and why Junior League Edmonton is supporting the cause.
Trauma Informed Edmonton:
Who is Trauma Informed Edmonton?
Trauma Informed Edmonton is a […]



3 Things You Should Know about Junior League Edmonton

By Phalyn Chenard, Membership Director

Serving as a Junior League of Edmonton (JLE) member is one of the most fulfilling volunteer assignments available to women in Edmonton. With our New Membership Committee ramping up for our Fall recruitment season and new member intake, we thought it might be beneficial to share three things prospective members should know […]