"Millennial Translator®", Keynote Speaker, Author
Millennials, Business, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Resilience
Amanda Hammett was hired out of college as one of the youngest Technical Recruiters for IBM. After leaving IBM, she launched two separate multi-million dollar companies, prior to her 26th birthday. Amanda led these companies to a large client base across 85 of the world’s 196 countries.
As a sought-after Keynote speaker both by major corporations and business associations to help them understand millennials, and by major universities, colleges and associations to help millennials understand companies, she relies on her experiences as a successful entrepreneur and employer, and has a keen sense of the disconnects that the millennial generation is facing when entering the workforce as well as the difficulties corporate America faces in recruiting and retaining the best talent.
Amanda partners with corporate internal resources to develop strategies to attract, engage, develop and retain millennial talent as the next generation of leaders. Because of Amanda’s ability to grasp and articulate the millennial’s state of mind, she helps reverse the devastating effects of low company morale, productivity and ultimately, gains positive momentum and adds to the bottom-line by more effectively engaging employees to work together across generational lines. Her co-authored E-book, The Millennial-Manager Bridge: Millennial Engagement, Development, and Retention is now available.
Amanda continues to work with college and university groups to prepare and develop their leadership skills as they transition into corporate America. She understands how incredibly important it is to prepare millennials BEFORE they reach the workforce to accelerate their integration. Amanda currently serves as the Corporate Board President of the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (aka HOBY ) Foundation of Georgia where she leads a team of passionate volunteers to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation.
Her clients include: Oracle, Society for Human Resource Management, American Association of Inside Sales Professionals, Sage Software, Women in Manufacturing, Emerson, Ingersoll Rand, Vavoline, University of Georgia, SkillsUSA, US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce, Arizona Department of Ed, Georgia Institute of Technology, National Phi Beta Lambda, and the National Association of Student Councils.
"I had the distinct pleasure of hearing Amanda Hammett share her expertise as the "Millennial Translator!" Her command of the knowledge makes her a trusted subject-matter expert, and a highly-valued asset to any audience as she brings a refreshing, informed insight into the ever-so-puzzling millennial generation."
~ L. Allison Keels, UPS Corporate HR Succession Manager- VP of the Board of Directors , Atlanta Women's Network
"When a school hires Amanda, not only are they hiring a fantastic speaker, they are hiring a speaker that is real, genuine, vulnerable, and dedicated to the success of others. She will not only talk about dealing with difficult things in life, but she will encourage you to get up, dust yourself off, and move on!"
~Johnelle Simpson, SGA President University of Georgia