Tamla Oates-Forney

For the past 20 years, Tamla has been at the helm of one of the world’s largest infrastructure companies as a Human Resources Leader. Most recently, she led the HR function for an $11B global business with a team of over 43,000 employees.

The obstacles and opportunities Tamla experienced have all shaped her focus and commitment to helping other females succeed. It is faith and a passion to fulfill her purpose that gives Tamla’s life meaning. While she has experienced an amazing professional career, Tamla’s impact and reach extends itself beyond the C-suite. Over the years, she has engaged in connecting her purpose, expertise, and ideas to those in need.

Tamla knows that positive exposure, sisterhood, opportunities, and personal/professional development can help shape the trajectory of life and success for countless women and girls of color in today’s society.

The collective experiences of Tamla’s professional journey are an anecdote of ambition and practicality that other women and girls of color can emulate. From family to career to community, she has accepted the baton of previous generations to discover and do her absolute best, and in the same spirit, cultivates the best in others so that a legacy is created and excellence is achieved.