Ambre Reed is a visionary and mission-driven leader who brings over 15 years of experience in nonprofit and higher education sectors to her role as the Vice President for Advancement and Philanthropic Engagement at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. With a deep commitment to advancing the rights and well-being of women, families, and marginalized communities, Ambre’s innovative approach, strategic thinking, and empathetic leadership style have consistently led to remarkable outcomes.
With a profound understanding of the pivotal role empathy and attentiveness play in achieving and surpassing goals, Ambre Reed has cultivated a distinguished track record in fund development, public speaking, nonprofit management, program development, event planning, stakeholder engagement, relationship management, research and analysis, and communications. Her extensive experience includes successfully securing multi-year funding opportunities exceeding $14M to bolster the efforts of nonprofit organizations dedicated to racial and social justice, women’s empowerment, family support, and career pathways.
Ambre is known for her exceptional ability to build and lead cross-functional teams that consistently deliver superior results. Her leadership style prioritizes collaboration, inclusivity, and innovation, fostering an environment where team members are empowered to excel and achieve remarkable impact.
Throughout her career, Ambre Reed has been a vocal advocate for gender equality, social justice, and women’s empowerment. Her dedication to these causes is underscored by her instrumental role in shaping and executing initiatives that drive meaningful change. Her dynamic public speaking skills have positioned her as a sought-after speaker on topics ranging from nonprofit management to women’s policy issues, amplifying the influence and impact of the organizations she serves.
Ambre holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Georgia State University and a BS in Family Financial Planning from The University of Georgia. Her educational background, combined with her professional experiences, has equipped her with a comprehensive understanding of the complex challenges facing women and marginalized communities. Ambre’s work is deeply rooted in values of equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice, guiding her efforts to create a more just and equitable society.