Career-driven woman in tech to family-focused entrepreneur
Wife. Mother. Strategist and thought leader Amber Anderson is the founder of Kayson, a product strategy, marketing and management agency, and MORE, a community that helps working parents enjoy both family life and work.
Since going solo in 2012, Amber has helped dozens of companies — from startups to enterprise-level organizations — address market challenges, launch new products and services, adapt to a changing competitive landscape and much more.
Amber founded her business after her son, Kayson, was born premature in 2013. After weeks with her husband and son in the NICU, her maternity leave from a high-powered leadership position at a growing tech startup was over — but she wasn’t ready to go back.
“My son couldn’t see or hear, and it was time to get back to my desk. I was torn between my desire to be by my son’s side and the fact that I was the breadwinner for my family.” she says.
“So, I decided to create a new reality for myself and my family.”
Amber used her skills to create a company that would help businesses and business owners create great products, while providing a space for her family and life outside of work. She founded her business with the goal of using her background in business analytics and technical product management to help companies do better and last longer.
“I have found that my success in business has paralleled my personal commitment to finding the right path, investing in people instead of money and trusting in my abilities to create future opportunities.”
Amber Anderson is a graduate of Arizona State University. She has been featured on National Public Radio and is asked to speak regularly to organizations and businesses where she shares insights on building businesses, work and life integration, and her experiences as an African-American woman in technology.