Milestales Publishing and Education Consulting
Ama Karikari-Yawson, Esq., is a Harvard-trained attorney, diversity
trainer/consultant, and author. She facilitates powerful diversity and
inclusion training sessions that incorporate legal analysis,
storytelling, drama, history, cutting-edge psychological research,
mindfulness, and restorative justice circles. These sessions engage
participants and organizations and truly propel them toward their goal
of fostering a more equitable, cohesive, and productive work
Through her consulting practice, she conducts customized employee surveys that reveal the diversity challenges professionals face daily at work due to their race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, parental status, political affiliation, ability, and other identities. Ms. Karikari-Yawson and her team then use this information to craft and execute unique diversity action plans that result in increased recruitment and retention of diverse employees at her client companies. Her clients include Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, Shearman & Sterling LLP, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, Boise Schiller Flexner LLP, Vedder Price, ITE Management, FHL Banks, Eimer Stahl LLP, and Much Shelist P.C., among others.
Prior to becoming a diversity
trainer and consultant, Ms. Karikari-Yawson worked as a media and
telecommunications financial analyst at Bank of America, a banking
supervisor at Bank of Ghana, an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen &
Hamilton, and senior counsel at Citigroup, Inc.
She earned a BA from Harvard University, an MBA from the Wharton School, and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Ms. Karikari-Yawson lives on Long Island with her husband and two sons. She loves writing and is the celebrated author of many bestselling children’s books, including Sunne’s Gift, Earthe’s Gift, and The Talk: A Black Family’s Conversation about Racism and Police Brutality.