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Amanda Munday

Founder of The Workaround, author, and advocate

Amanda Munday is the founder and CEO of The Workaround, a parent-friendly workspace in Toronto that offers waitlist-free childcare (and is currently closed due to Covid-19). An expert storyteller, she’s a regular contributor to The Globe and Mail, and the author of the intimate, bestselling memoir Day Nine: A Postpartum Depression Memoir. An advocate for women’s rights, Amanda has been awarded the Toronto Community Foundation Vital People Award for her work with women and technology, and an active voice in the push for universal childcare.

She’s using her Perspectives platform to candidly share her journey and the lessons she’s learning along the way — starting with her experience navigating her professional identity during the pandemic.

from her perspective

My advice to entrepreneurs is to consider if the work you want to be doing truly lights you up — you will be working longer hours than you ever have, putting everything on the line. So make sure it’s for a mission/cause/activity you really believe in. Otherwise it’s a whole lot of stress, and there are easier ways to earn no money.

Amanda Munday
more about AMANDA

Amanda is the Founder and CEO of The Workaround, a parent-friendly workspace in Toronto that offers waitlist-free childcare (it is currently closed due to Covid-19). She is also the author of Day Nine: A Postpartum Depression Memoir, about her mental health struggles after giving birth to her first child. Amanda is navigating the world as a queer business owner and parent with two small children who are (almost) 6 and 3.

Amanda has received international media coverage, including being named an Inspirational Speaker in Forbes Magazine, and is a regular contributor to The Globe and Mail. Her work has been showcased by The Toronto Star, CP24 Breakfast, CBC, The Associated Press, Toronto Life and more.

An advocate for women’s rights, Amanda has been awarded the Toronto Community Foundation Vital People Award for her work with women and technology, and is an active voice in the push for universal childcare. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Danforth Mosaic Business Improvement Area (BIA) since 2018, and is currently focusing her energy on advocating for small businesses.