Amber Khan is a 20-year veteran of social justice advocacy and a respected strategic communications advisor to public interest groups, private foundations and political campaigns. As a principal with AK Consulting, Khan provides strategic communications and external affairs counsel to clients and conducts trainings and workshops for emerging leaders.
Khan has managed campaigns and organized progressive coalitions to support civic engagement, religious freedom, and gender equity at the local, state, and national levels. Most recently she led global communications for Women for Women International and served as a spokesperson serving as both Senior Advisor and Senior Director of Communications. During her tenure she launched the “She Inspires Me” campaign to raise awareness of the resilience and courage of women survivors of war and conflict.
A passionate advocate and leader, Khan has been a featured speaker at national and global fora for policies that strengthen women’s social, economic and political rights. She is a frequent media commentator and op-ed contributor on feminism, religious freedom and human rights and has appeared on national and global outlets including MSNBC, CNN, USA Today, Washington Post, Vice News, Al Jazeera, FOX, Voice of America, BBC America, BBC Radio and iHeartradio.
Khan has provided leadership to faith-based, civil rights and women’s rights organizations since the early 90s. In 2005, Khan was one of the founding members of Muslim Advocates and remains active on the Advisory Council. Organized as a national legal advocacy and educational organization, Muslim Advocates is dedicated to promoting freedom, justice and equality for all, regardless of faith. In 2012, Khan was elected to chair The Interfaith Alliance Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting the positive and healing role of faith in public life.
Recognized for her activism, Khan was featured by Newsweek as one of the “Women of the Next Millennium” to watch. She traces her commitment to interfaith understanding and civic engagement to her experience in high school attending Camp Anytown, a week-long program run by the Memphis chapter of the National Conference of Christians and Jews.