Amber Coleman-Mortley is the Senior Director of Community and Culture at The Female Quotient, an equality services organization specializing in viral content, virtual programming, and in-person Equality Lounge® events at global industry conferences. In her role, she supports the work to bring equality to the workplace by expanding the reach and connectivity of the nearly one-million strong Female Quotient community. Amber produces and hosts The Female Quotient's LinkedIn Live community conversation series Power Of The Pack, which engages timely topics through a culturally relevant and intersectional lens.
Amber discovered her passion for intersectional gender equality issues while leading social media efforts to bring awareness to manels (all male panels) in her work at GenderAvenger, a nonprofit using citizen science and online community advocacy to ensure that women’s voices are present in public dialogue. During her time, she activated an online community to find and engage with conferences and lists where the representation of women, women of color, and nonbinary people was lacking.
Amber spent under a decade at iCivics, a nonpartisan civic education classroom resource. As Director of Social Engagement, she engaged a trusted consumer base on social media; and expanded and diversified the iCivics Educator Network to a consortium of over 400 educator influencers across the United States, Puerto Rico, and Guam. She also established the Youth As Civic Experts Network and Equity in Civics Youth Fellowship at iCivics, bringing students together from rural, urban, and suburban environments, resulting in a listening tour of over 5,000 student responses on how to make civics equitable and relatable to kids. Her curriculum provided student fellows with digital media and social media training, public speaking and press experience, and advocacy training for local civic policy efforts. As a result, youth fellows were featured at large civic symposiums and quoted in The Washington Post, Nightline ABC, The Chicago Tribune, and various other media outlets during her tenure.
A decorated three-sport varsity collegiate athlete, Amber continued her athletic passion as a P.E./Health teacher and varsity head coach at Sidwell Friends School for nine years. She later co-founded Nation Athletics, an athletic organization and track team that supported the growth and development of elite high school athletes through the college recruitment process. The program empowered and equipped young athletes with the skills to pursue civic and community interests through mentorship, service learning experiences, and a virtual communications and digital marketing internship.
Civics, community, and connectivity are common themes across Amber's career and social life. Amber brings this passion to her own home as a parent blogger, parent educator, and education advocate. She covers civics, K-12 education, tech, and family wellness at Mom Of All Capes and her podcast (currently on pause) with her daughters, Let's K12 Better. She and her daughters have been featured in the L.A. Times, N.Y. Times, The Washington Post, Smithsonian Magazine, and various other broadcast, podcast, and online media outlets.
Amber holds a B.A. in African American Studies from Oberlin College and an M.A. from American University in Media Entrepreneurship.
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