Attorney, author and anti-trafficking advocate Pamela Samuels Young has always abided by the philosophy that you create the change you want to see. While growing up in Compton, California, Pamela refused to be limited by her inner city upbringing. She set giant-sized goals and used her talent, tenacity and positive outlook to accomplish them.
Pamela has simultaneously achieved success in both the corporate arena and as an entrepreneur. For fifteen years, she served as Managing Counsel for Toyota in Southern California, specializing in labor and employment law. While still practicing law, Pamela began moonlighting as a mystery writer because of her desire to see women and people of color depicted in the legal thrillers she read. An award-winning novelist, she has penned one non-fiction book and seven mystery novels, including, Anybody’s Daughter, which garnered an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Fiction.
Prior to joining Toyota, Pamela worked as Employment Law Counsel for Raytheon Company and also spent several years as an associate with the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers, LLP, in Los Angeles. A former journalist, Pamela worked as a television news writer at WXYZ-TV in Detroit and later as a news writer and associate producer at KCBS-TV in Los Angeles.
A graduate of UC Berkeley’s School of Law, Pamela has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree in broadcasting from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
A frequent speaker on the topics of career and personal success, sex trafficking, online safety and fiction writing, Pamela lives in the Los Angeles area.
Pamela’s topics include:
- Conquer the Fear Factor and Shine Like The Star You Are
- Not My Parents’ Profession: Following Your Own Star
- Protect Your Selfie: How to Recognize a Predator Online or on Campus