North Fulton Business Radio, Episode 483)
Akilah Charlemagne, HR Business Partner Director at Cox Communications and President of SHRM-Atlanta, chatted with host John Ray LIVE during the SOAHR 2022 conference for SHRM-Atlanta. She shared that she is celebrating her third anniversary with Cox and talked about her passion for career development and leadership coaching, her career path, her decision to invest in SHRM-Atlanta and her certification, the connections she has cultivated, her tenure as president, and much more.
This show was originally broadcast live from SOAHR 2022, the annual conference of SHRM-Atlanta, held at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia on July 27th and 28th, 2022.
Akilah Charlemagne, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, HCS, FPC, President, SHRM-Atlanta
Akilah Charlemagne is an influential Human Resources Business Partner and Relationship Builder with 22 years of experience working with Technology, Higher Education, Healthcare and Non-Profit organizations. Akilah’s passion and purpose is to create remarkable experiences where professionals feel safe, energized, and empowered to take risks and propel their careers!
Akilah founded Career Lemonade in 2019, where she partners with professionals and entrepreneurs who are looking to make a shift while increasing their confidence and supporting them in making better Career & Business decisions.
She earned her BA in International Relations with a minor in Spanish from Mount Holyoke College. Akilah serves as the President for SHRM-Atlanta and is the Co-Founder of ATL HR CREW.
Akilah was born in St. Vincent & the Grenadines, grew up in New York City, and has lived in Atlanta (off and on) since 2001. Her LIFE and WORK principles include “Be Positive. . .Be Authentic. . .Be Resourceful. . .Be BOLD and Pay it Forward!”
SHRM-Atlanta is one of the largest chapters of SHRM and shares its purpose of elevating the HR profession. As a leader in the Atlanta metro business community, SHRM-Atlanta strives to be the premier resource for those working in and supporting the human resource function. SHRM-Atlanta’s predominant goal is to be the voice of HR in metro Atlanta and be the first contact for those seeking information and solutions.
This will be achieved through the growth and diversity of members, education, and delivery of content, and by strengthening partnerships with organizations that share its vision.
Questions and Topics in this Interview:
- Akilah’s work at Cox
- Her HR Journey
- Her experience with SHRM-Atlanta
- SOAHR 2022
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