ISA Diversity & Inclusion Initiative beginning with Women’s Advocacy
This session continues the conversation on the ISA Diversity & Inclusion Initiative beginning with Women’s Advocacy. Hear from a panel of your peers and experts as they share their journey and unique perspectives to show how companies can leverage Diversity & Inclusion activities to attract, retain and develop top talent and keep their companies focused on the future.
Kimberly Williams is Stanley Black & Decker’s first Global Diversity & Inclusion Program Director. Working within the Integrated Talent Management Team and partnering across the business units, she provides the center of excellence for the Stanley Black & Decker global D&I community through the development and implementation of best practice, knowledge management, leadership development and metrics that can be deployed by the local talent & affinity teams within each region.
With 20+ years of HR experience, she has supported and led D&I initiatives in several organizations across industries; including, investment banking, health care, nonprofit, aerospace manufacturing and higher education. Williams launched Next Level Development, a non-profit organization in 2005 dedicated to promoting the career and personal development of women across sectors, professions and levels.
Williams received her MBA in Human Resource Management from Syracuse University. Her Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from American University. Williams received certification as a Brain Based Coach from the Neuroleadership Institute, Facilitative Leadership from the Interaction Institute for Social Change and Senior HR Professional from the HR Certification Institute. She is a lifetime member of the National Black MBA Association and Links Incorporated. Williams has been a visiting professor at Holyoke Community College, Westfield State University and Springfield College, School of Social Work and taught Diversity Management for Non-Profit Leaders at Bay Path University as an adjunct faculty member for nearly 8 years.
Williams is the mother of two daughters; one a sophomore at NYU and another a high school senior at Hall High School in West Hartford.