Amber Guild joined the North Star Fund Board of Directors in 2017 and brings two decades of experience in integrated creative and digital strategy, including with world renown firms such as Ogilvy, Saatchi & Saatchi, and Swirl. A New York City native, Amber has pushed for the leadership of women of color in her industry, and greater class and race diversity, throughout her career.
At T3 and COLLINS, Amber cultivated the leadership of her team to incorporate best internal communications practices, helped manage and grow the team’s capacity, and her visionary, strategic, and people- and community-driven approach achieved desired results for her clients. Amber has been an advocate of systemic change in the workplace, including setting tangible business goals to increase the hiring and retention and women and people of color, changing benefits and leave policies to cultivate a diverse work environment, and creating opportunities for exposure to the creative field for working class and low-income youth.
In addition to her current service with North Star Fund, Amber is co-founder of On Behalf an organization which brings parents and educators together to help raise a generation without bias. Amber also served as a mentor with She Runs It, a chapter organization paving the way for women in media and marketing. Supporting communities in their right to thrive is at the core of Amber’s enthusiasm.
“I was born and raised in this city when poor people could still find a way to live in Manhattan. North Star Fund makes a tangible impact on this city and supports so many of the underserved communities within it. I couldn’t be more excited to lend my experience, perspective, and energy to this organization as a board member.”