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Get to know about Abammambo

About Me

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.

Topics Covered

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.

Training 

Virtual

Coaching

Consultancy

Speaking

Together We Can Create

Abam understands becauase:

Lawyer

At the heart of being a lawyer is the ability to understand multiple points of view. As a litigator, counselor and advocate for 14 years, Abam has mastered the art of seeing things from different perspectives

Writer

Abam writes and has published fiction, essays and poetry for literary and lifestyle magazines. Her writing allows her to immerse herself in different characters and to see life in the story from their unique perspectives.

Traveler/Migrant

Abam has lived, worked and led teams on three continents, and traveled across five. This exposure to diverse culture, peoples, lifestyles and languages has broadened her perspectives.

Career

Abam has worked as a lawyer, compliance officer, and investigator in the corporate world. She sits on the board of a startup company and has experience launching small businesses

Podcast

Abam's podcast "MamaTokTok's A Different Take" has a mission to bring diverse perspectives on everyday issues from everyday people around the world. Her guests have come from over 25 countries and different walks of life

Personal

Abam wears many hats in her personal life, including mother, employer, employee, daughter, mentee, etc.
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