About MeDecember 2, 2019 2022-01-09 6:07
Get to know about Abammambo
Abam Mambo is the Managing Director and Principal Consultant at workplace consultancy, BelongingIQ. She’s an employment lawyer, global speaker, corporate trainer and strategist on Belonging, Diversity and Inclusion who quit a highly lucrative job during the height of the pandemic to dedicate her focus to helping organizations transform workplaces into communities through belonging. With almost 15 years experience, she has counseled the C-suite, senior and mid-level management and HR on fair employment practices, diversity and inclusion and speak-up culture. She has also trained employees in the Pharma, Tech, Retail, Manufacturing and non-profit sectors among others.
She applies her proprietary Belongingness Quotient (BQ) model to help organizations boost engagement, drive performance, enhance teamwork, strengthen leadership and create aware, diverse, inclusive, safe and equitable workplaces.
A captivating speaker, Abam has spoken in over 25 cities to organizations like the WHO, Microsoft, GSK, Deere, and Yara. She’s held regional director roles in Legal and Compliance at Microsoft and GSK, sat on commercial and functional leadership teams, and has lived and led teams in North America, Africa and Asia.
Keynote Topics Include:
I. Belongingness and Community
• What’s Your BQ?: Creating An Organization With A High Belongingness Quotient (BQ)
Abam unpacks the high BQ organization, why it matters, how to build one and measure success.
• Diversity + Inclusion = Belonging
Abam demystifies diversity, inclusion, and belonging, and highlights why Belongingness should be etched into the cultural framework of every organization.
• The Kampung Spirit at Work:
Through storytelling, history, and the ‘outsider’s lens,’ Abam offers a unique perspective on diversity, otherness, home, and belonging. [Crafted specially for Singapore audiences]
II. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
• Diverse Perspectives: Lessons from Bungeeing, Ladakh, Snow White, and The Hunchback of Notre
Abam tests our elasticity when it comes to leading or being a part of diverse teams.
• Some Women Are More Equal Than Others: Exploring Equity
Abam explores the impact of intersectionality in the push for gender equality.
III. Engagement and Speak-Up
• Elastify This! Engagement, Women and the Workplace
Abam examines engagement in Year Two of the pandemic as we began firing our bosses, leaving the house makeup free in elastic pants and mistaking LinkedIn for our weekly visit to the therapist.
• Shut Up and Listen
Abam challenges the traditional approach to Speak Up programs and proposes new ways to un-dirty “speak up” and encourage a Listen Up culture.
IV. Personal Development
• Living Out of a Suitcase: Unwieldy Chronicles of a Portfolio Career Expat
Abam captures the highs, lows, and never-saw-this-comings of building a portfolio career abroad.
• Daring to Dance: Five Risks Worth Taking For Personal Development
Abam weaves a tapestry of human stories to highlight five risks worth taking for growth
How Abam Can Help.