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October Program Meeting

Active Allyship

Categories: TAHRA Webinar Meeting
Presented by Amber Cabral

*Note - This program will be from 1pm-2pm.

Over the last several months as we’ve watched protests and proposed reforms take center stage in the US and around the world, so many of us have asked ourselves the question, “What can I do?” We will walk through the basics on how to be an ally and an advocate and share tips and language for navigating interactions respectfully and responsibly.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define allyship to inform application
  • Overview of tactics to be an ally
  • Adopting a Growth mindset to promote connectivity

Amber Cabral is an Inclusion and Equity Strategist focused on helping organizations of various size and industry to create and execute strategies to achieve sustainable leadership and inclusion objectives.  She is the founder and principal consultant at Cabral Co., where her work has touched thousands of people, including Fortune 500 executives and senior leaders at multi-billion dollar global organizations, worldwide.  Amber is best known for delivering respectful, authentic and no-nonsense training, strategies and content that is rich with simple, but impactful steps and eye-opening insights that inspire behavior change.

Formerly a Senior Strategist on the Global Culture, Diversity, and Inclusion team at Walmart Stores, Inc., Amber has experience with developing and executing strategies to achieve transformational culture change, embed diversity objectives, and inclusive behaviors into the employee lifecycle to ensure business relevance and representation. During her tenure with Walmart, Amber also served as a leader in Global Talent Management, where she designed and launched several organizational development programs, revamped the Mentor Me program,  expanded the Corporate Intern experience, and created achieve attraction and retention objectives.

Prior to her time at Walmart, Amber spent eight years in health insurance serving in service and support roles of progressive responsibility.  During her career at Blue Care Network of Michigan, Cabral was appointed as a lead for corporate diversity and inclusion initiatives and was recognized for supporting the creation and launch of company-wide diversity training.  She also gained experience in developing targeted marketing tactics and stimulating business growth through advertising.

Amber completed her thesis research project on andragogy, (adult learning theory) to achieve a Masters in Organizational Leadership and Management from Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan.  She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

Amber’s passion for culture and people development extends beyond her professional role. She serves as the Board Chair of Brown Girls Do TM, best known for its ballet arm, Brown Girls Do Ballet (TM), an organization committed to promoting diversity in the arts by providing annual scholarships, a mentor network, dancer resources and community programs to empower young women and girls.

Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Amber currently resides in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. She is visibly passionate about the value in improving representation, education, access, and opportunity for underrepresented, diverse people.  In her free time, she writes articles focused on race, culture, and working-class life, hosts a podcast called “You can have whatever you want”, consumes copious hours of audiobooks, and loves to travel.

TAHRA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. This program is valid for 1.00 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.

This event is approved for HRCI credits

The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval. This Program has been approved for 1.0 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI website at www.hrci.org.

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.