Amber Micala Arnold
Amber Micala Arnold is Vice President of DE&I at MikeWorldWide (MWW), where she supports client partners across the agency in building effective corporate communications strategies and brand storytelling programs through a DE&I lens. She specializes in integrated storytelling campaigns, DE&I positioning, executive visibility and thought leadership.
Amber has served as a trusted advisor to dozens of global companies, small businesses, non-profits and purpose-driven organizations across industries throughout her career. Most recently, Amber has counseled brands, including Deloitte, FanDuel, Rite Aid, Voto Latino, New York Power Authority, and CSL Behring, among others, on how to craft authentic communications that resonate with multicultural audiences, support social justice causes, and highlight how the companies are helping to drive inclusive change within their four walls, their industries, and beyond.
Amber is also the founder and chair of MWW’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council, which she conceptualized and launched in 2018 to support the agency’s workforce diversity efforts, talent strategies and culture programming; from 2020 to 2021, she helped MWW increase its people of color population by 7% and helping to build a workforce reflective of our diverse nation. Through her leadership of the Council, she provides insights and actionable solutions to the agency’s executive leadership team on DE&I-related issues and leads the agency’s pro bono initiative supporting small businesses owned by underserved and underrepresented entrepreneurs.
Amber shares her expertise regularly in business media, on industry panels, and through the Forbes Communications Council, of which she is a member and contributor. She hails from Oakland, California and currently lives in New York City. She holds a master’s degree in Strategic Communications from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and Cultural Anthropology from Duke University.