Amber Maiden is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Alchemy Enterprises (AE). As such she spearheads AE’s strategic planning, product, associate and client development, and AE’s organizational goals and performance. With regard to her particular consulting areas of expertise, she specializes in Multiculturalism (Diversity), Equal Employment Opportunity compliance and training and Title IX compliance and training with regard to the new legislation and recommendations in the areas of domestic and intimate violence, sexual harassment and sexual assault.
Amber has conducted top-to-bottom, organization wide, EEO and Diversity training for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, where she worked as the EEO/Affirmative Action Officer managing that organization’s EEO, Diversity and Affirmative Action programs. This work included policy and curriculum development and implementation at all organizational levels, as well as overseeing (sometimes highly sensitive) EEO investigations.
Amber Maiden was also a writing and literature professor at Northern Virginia Community College, where she served in leadership positions on the Achieving the Dream Committee and the Adjunct Faculty Counsel. Amber’s passion for teaching, learning and consulting in the higher ed environment, occurred primarily through the penning of a memoir, The Way Through, Lessons Learned on Life Love and the Journey. Through her own writing process, she was able to transform her own psychological traumas and scars that resulted from childhood experiences with domestic violence. Now, she teaches others to do the same. It is through this work that she has been able to make thousands of meaningful connections with students encountering, enduring and surviving domestic violence, institutional violence and other types of personal violence and sexual assault.
Based on this memoir, Amber has created a workshop: The Way Through, Lessons, Learned on Life Love and the Journey of Healing from Domestic and Intimate Violence, that is one of many products that is offered under the Alchemy Enterprise brand. It is a workshop for students and activists who seek to be educated about intimate violence and the assistive and preventative measures that can be taken to make a difference in this area.
Amber Maiden holds a Juris Doctor degree as well as a Masters in English from George Mason University. For her undergraduate work, she acquired a Bachelors in Political Science from Northwestern University