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Angela F. Williams Makes History As First Woman And African American To Be Named CEO Of United Way Worldwide

Black women are making history on a daily basis. In a press release, United Way Worldwide announced on Sept. 9 that Angela F. Williams will be the organization’s next president and CEO — making Williams both the first woman and first African American to hold the lead position. “I am absolutely honored to join the world’s leading charity at a key moment in the organization’s history and world events,” Williams said in a press release. “Around the world, issues of health, education and economic sustainability are at the forefront of ensuring equality and access to a good quality of life. I recognize and appreciate the tremendous role that United Way Worldwide plays in supporting individuals and families and transforming communities.” Although a new role will soon be in effect for Williams, she already has expertise in leadership under her belt as she is currently the president and CEO of Easterseals. Williams also has more than 30 years of management experience with major non-profit...

Sep 10, 2021