Abam Mambo is a lawyer, speaker, consultant, writer, and emerging thought leader on workplace culture. As Managing Director, she brings cross-functional experience in employment law, diversity and inclusion consultation, corporate compliance and workplace investigations.
Abam helps organizations build diverse, inclusive, safe and engaged workplaces by rooting their organizational culture in Belongingness. Using her Belongingness Quotient (“BQ”) Model, Abam provides organizations with training, consultation, coaching and keynotes on:
Abam’s nearly 15-year career includes nine years experience in US employment law. She also has a combined five years’ experience as compliance director, workplace and anti-bribery investigator in Asia and Africa. A former employment litigator, Abam has argued motions, investigated and negotiated settlements in single and class action race, gender and sexual harassment complaints. She has also counseled on, and driven implementation of fair employment practices, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, and Speak Up Culture.
As a speaker, she is often described as a consummate storyteller and is adept at synthesizing information into inspiring, educative narratives. She speaks on Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, Employee Engagement, Inclusive Leadership, and Personal Development. She has spoken in over 25 cities around the world, to organizations including the World Health Organization, John Deere, GlaxoSmithKline, GW Pharmaceuticals, Transparency International, among others.
Abam’s industry experience is primarily tech and pharma. She served as Microsoft’s Asia Regional Legal Director for Workplace Investigations. During her time at GlaxoSmithKline, she served in various capacities. They include director-level roles in employment law (US) and compliance (Africa), and senior director roles in compliance (Asia) and investigations (Asia). Abam also has experience in the retail, shipping, healthcare and manufacturing industries from her time as a litigator.
Abam has lived and led teams in North America, Asia and Africa. She is board-trained by the International Office of Directors and currently serves on the board of Brave Venture Labs, an HR tech startup. Named a Rising Star by the National Employment Law Council for her outstanding contributions to employment law. She holds a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School where she was a contributing editor for the Michigan Law Review. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, in Political Science and English from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.