Amii Barnard-Bahn

A former Fortune Global 50 executive, I’m a coach and consultant who specializes in accelerating the success of legal and compliance executives and their teams. My clients include Adobe, Gap, Chegg, Boehringer Ingelheim, Lyft, FedEx, and Bank of the West. Recognized by Forbes as one of the top coaches for legal and compliance executives, I work at the intersection of effective leadership, healthy workplace culture, and corporate governance. I am a member of Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches. I guest lecture at Stanford and UC Berkeley, am a contributor to Harvard Business Review, Fast Company and Compliance Week, and a Fellow at the Harvard Institute of Coaching. I earned my law degree with honors from Georgetown University Law Center and BA from Tufts.

What makes you a Risky Woman?

From the beginning of my career, I recognized the importance of giving voice to underrepresented groups. One of my first jobs was lobbying in support of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (protecting the rights of people with disabilities in all aspects of employment, in accessing public services and private establishments e.g., hotels, restaurants, commercial buildings).

I have strong beliefs around making sure women have a platform for their unique challenges and perspectives. I have dedicated professional and personal time to move important issues and legislation forward, such as California's SB826 and Washington State's SB6037 (the first laws in the U.S. requiring corporate boards to include women) and access to reproductive healthcare. For several years I've served as a mentor in the She Shares program to support the next generation of professional women in establishing a platform and path forward for themselves and their community.

Name your top 3 achievements

  1. Built 3 Compliance & Ethics programs from scratch at Fortune Global 50 companies McKesson and Allianz SE subsidiaries.
  2. Testified for passage of the first laws in the U.S. to require corporate boards to include women and POC.
  3. Working mom of two awesome teenage daughters. (not necessarily in that order)

What is the biggest risk you’ve taken in your career?

Quitting my law firm 3 years after graduating from Georgetown University Law Center, carrying a big student loan debt and no real plan of what to do next. I just knew I was miserable and that I had to take time to figure out my why, how and what.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?

I make really good craft cocktails and enjoy singing karaoke (one evening with Paris Hilton).

What is the best quality for successful leaders in Risk?


Podcast S4E5 | Career Transformation: Amii Barnard-Bahn + Diana Wu-David 1400 788 Risky Women Risky Women 4 August 2021 6 August 2021

Podcast S4E5 | Career Transformation: Amii Barnard-Bahn + Diana Wu-David

Amii and Diana discuss career transformation opportunities, future proofing, your promotability, what Risky Women should do and the impact of women on boards.


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