Presenter: Kimberlee S Williams
Kimberlee S. Williams is a super connector and the catalyst advancing the Newark Business Hub program. Kimberlee has led FEMWORKS diverse community marketing as the CEO and Chief Marketing Strategist since its founding eleven years ago. She has a unique passion and expertise at strategy blending media, technology, and experiential events that transform perceptions, renew urban centers, and build enduring relationships with the community. Kimberlee’s reach has global scale as the founding curator of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Newark community. ?? ??
A forward-thinking social entrepreneur with more than 20 years of business experience, Kimberlee has spear headed campaigns including “Made in Newark”, “reNewJersey Stronger” Sandy Recovery Outreach for the NJ Dept. of Community Affairs, and “Status is Everything” HIV prevention campaign for the NJ Department of Health. Her global client portfolio features NCAA March Madness, Sundance Channel, TEDxBroadStreet, Prudential Foundation, Apollo Theater, and the Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District. Mrs. Williams is the 2014 Social Entrepreneur of the Year, a BALLE fellow, small business advocate and influential convener. While completing an international fellowship awarded by the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), Williams successfully launched two small business advocacy organizations; Forward Ever Sustainable Business Alliance (Forward Ever) and New Jersey LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Forward Ever, the first urban affiliate network of BALLE, advocates for locally owned small businesses in Newark, NJ and educates the public about the power of buying local. The New Jersey LGBT Chamber of Commerce, the New Jersey Affiliate of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, provides small businesses access to LGBT certification and corporate procurement opportunities, networking connections, and capacity building.