ADVANCE YOUR LEGACY  

A girlfriend's guide on how to leverage education and technology to change people's thoughts and behavior with 5 strategic power moves.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN WITH THIS BOOK

  • IF YOU CAN'T BE THE SUN, BE A STAR  

The importance of pushing through fear of the unknown to honor our ancestors and pave the way for those behind us.

  • DO SOMETHING GREAT  

If you are feeling lost or confused about your purpose in life, this book will challenge you to think about how you can use your talents, treasures and time to serve others around you.

  • BE YOU AND FIND YOUR OWN WAY  

What do you want people to come to you for? This book confronts the many ways society dictates who we are or where we should be going. Amberly shares how living a life of authenticity has brought her freedom.  

  • BOUNCE BACK FROM FAILURE FASTER  

Have you ever beeHave you ever been blindsided by a break-up or an ended friendship? Have you fallen off the wagon while trying to lose weight? It's time to deal with disappointment differently. Market your mistakes as lessons learned and preserve the legacy of your personal brand.

ADVANCE YOUR LEGACY

Attract Your Tribe, Wake Up Liberated and Build Something That Out Lives You

From birth, her family’s ties to America’s greatest stain on justice placed her at the heart of a movement for Black lives.  

In Advance Your Legacy, Amberly shares her personal journey through life, how she tapped into her power and started living everyday more generously and unapologetic. The power broker and cultural influencer has penned her girls’ guide on how to carry forth accomplishments, beliefs and values for generations to come. She demonstrates, through her stories of success and failure, how to leverage influence to change people’s thoughts and behavior with 5 strategic power moves. 

  • Reading this has helped me realize that no matter what you go through you must constantly ask yourself, how do I want to be remembered? This book serves as a guide for you to determine what life you want to live and assures you that you are capable of creating the life that you want! - ADANNA


  • I felt a sense of liberation and empowerment. As women, we are often neglected or pushed to the side but this book gives vital steps that are needed to defy these odds and advance your legacy! This book is an easy read that teaches the reader how to build their own legacy and create a change around them! - LIZZY


  • I woke up this morning and read a little bit of Advance Your Legacy and felt strength. I realized as women, we will hit rock bottom and it will be hard for us to get back up, but we can and we will. I also realized the importance of having a support system and being surrounded by love. But above all, I was reminded of the significance of doing or creating something that serves others even after you leave this world. Power Moves Only! - FRANCESCA


Amberly R. Carter, M.Ed (pronouns: she/her) is a student leadership and social justice educator. She is also the cousin of Emmett Till. In her full-time job, Amberly works as an Assistant Director at The University at Albany. In her role, she coordinates diversity and inclusion programs and facilitates dialogues for faculty, staff and students within the Multicultural Resource Center and Interfaith Center. Prior to working at The University at Albany, Amberly held positions at Morehead State University and Governors State University. Amberly graduated with a B.A. in English: Writing from Millikin University in Decatur, IL and holds an M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction: Higher Education – College Student Affairs from The University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. 

In 2016, she launched Mamie Till Mobley Enterprise, Inc. to assist families who have lost loved ones to community violence in the startup of their memorial foundations and at that time also assisted in the passing of The Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016 (S.2854/HR.5067). The law calls for “the full accounting of all victims whose deaths or disappearances were the result of racially-motivated crimes” and for authorities to hold criminals accountable. The law summary also states that the DOJ and FBI will keep families regularly informed about the status of the investigations and make case information accessible to the public. 

Amberly is the host of the Mamie Taught Me Podcast, a weekly podcast featuring an intimate reflection and piercing look into life, business and social justice. (available on iTunes and SoundCloud)

Amberly has also written a coming-of-age memoir called Buried Alive: Remembering 7 Lessons Mamie Taught Me on Black Leadership.

Amberly has been featured/published in The New York Times, The Beautiful Projects' #DearBlackGirl campaign, Women and Children's Rights in Africa's documentary on #BringBackOurGirls, Roll Out Magazine, Colorlines, Truthout, Towards Freedom and the Illinois Times. She is a former contributor with The Call & Post Newspaper, Fashion For a Cure, Blushing Ambers, FaithFitBeauty, Essence.com and Diverse Issues in Higher Education.