Greetings to our Current and Prospective Members!!

Welcome to the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR) Atlanta Chapter’s website! It is my great honor and pleasure to serve as president and to share information about our great chapter.

NAAAHR is a dynamic and growing organization which exists to provide a forum where African American Human Resource professionals can gain information and experience, share best practices, and network.


NAAAHR Atlanta Members & Supporters needed to support various Community events. Please contact either Annette Opara (opara1207@hotmail.com or Leon Staples (leonstaples@yahoo.com) with any questions or suggestions. Please click here for further details.

It’s Not Always So Sweet at the Top: Candid and Insightful learning lessons from Coretha Rushing, CHRO Equifax

NAAAHR Atlanta’s 2014 Kick-off meeting far exceeded my expectations. In case you missed the Fireside Chat with Coretha Rushing, who shared her perspective on Tough Challenges in the C-Suite, please click on this link for a few takeaways.

Networking Works!

Brenda Clark              Corvette Jones

Talent Retention: Attracting & Retaining Diverse Talent



We invite you to join us for an enlightening discussion on:
* Redefining Diversity to Craft the Right Case 
* Directing Job Postings to Attract Diverse Talent 
* Restructuring Training Programs to Retain Diverse Talent 
* Mentoring and Promotion Strategies to Retain Diverse Talent 

Are you and others within your organization equipped to compete for diverse talent? "Diversity” is too often limited to gender, race and ethnicity. We fail to include students with disabilities, the LGBT population, as well as diversity of thought and perspectives in our efforts and miss key opportunities to drive organizational priorities via diverse candidates. 

Learn what changes to make to the "standard playbook” case for diversity and, more importantly, how to retain and prepare diverse talent for leadership in your organization. Attend this comprehensive strategic and topical presentation, and win the fierce competition for diverse talent. 

This presentation promises a comprehensive and holistic review of these vitally important topics pertaining to the attraction, development, and retention of entry level talent and young professionals. 

Attorney Shay Lawson is a State of Georgia Barred attorney and serves as Director of Diversity Recruiting Initiatives and Education at Intern Bridge, Inc the nation's premier recruiting and research firm, giving a voice to diversity from a Gen Y perspective through her national workshop series. 

She is the former Diversity Coordinator for the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association where she managed city-wide legal diversity internship programming under the Minority Clerkship Program for firms such as Squire Sanders, & Dempsey, and Jones Day; and managed minority clerkships under the Minority Judicial Clerkship Program for the Supreme Court of Ohio and US Bankruptcy Court. 

After leaving the Bar Association, Attorney Lawson took her passion for diversity to Case Western Reserve University School of Law as a recruiter where she worked with the Assistant Director of Admissions and Diversity Initiatives to build connections with Career Services and Honors Programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. 

Specializing in the recruitment, retainment and training of diverse talent, Attorney Lawson's workshops have been utilized by companies such as Discover Card, TJMaxx, Staples, Microsoft and more. 

Known for her straight forward and fun workshop styles Shay is currently in development for a web series based on her professional experiences and will be published in the 2nd edition of Total Internship Management slated for release in Spring of 2014. 

Shay M. Lawson, Esq. 
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We look forward to seeing you there!


2013 Holiday Mixer at barONE.

NAAAHR receives proclomation from City of Atlanta in recognition of 20 Years of service to the HR community. Members generously donate foods and toys to the Atlanta Community Food Bank and Toys for Tots. 

Peter Thomas, owner of barONE and husband of Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey was on hand to ensure that NAAAHR receives the VIP treatment!!


(Click here to view photos from the event)

Career Management

NAAAHR is pleased to announce new 2014 partnership 

Complimentary career management services are available to NAAAHR Members. Gain insight and learn practical methods for proactively managing your career from NAAAHR Atlanta partner Career Spa, LLC.www.careerspa.net.

  • Two-day workshop packages for HR Leaders (Workshop offered monthly. Check Event Calender for dates)
  • Webinar packages for HR Professionals


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