Lisa J. Williams (she/her)

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Lisa J. Williams (she/her)

“Learning how to talk about and acknowledge differences; that is how we create inclusive places where people belong.”

LISA J. WILLIAMS, (she/her) Inclusion & Belonging Strategist & Coach

Lisa J. Williams (she/her) is a bi-racial cisgender woman that identifies as Black. She is a wife, mother of two beautiful girls and finds peace with animals and nature. She has lived in Loudoun County Va – historic lands of the Patawomeck Tribe – for over 25 years and is passionate about building community across differences.

Professionally, she is a seasoned executive, Inclusion and Belonging practitioner and Coach, specializing in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Leadership & Executive Development, and Resiliency informed programming. Lisa is an Adjunct Professor in the Georgetown’s Executive Certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, which is housed in the Georgetown Institute for Transformational Leadership.

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Lisa's Values: To live with intention and find joy while constantly learning, and sharing with others.

Certified Coach and Educator

Lisa’s undergraduate degree, in Business Management, is from the University of Phoenix. Her Diversity, Equity & Inclusion certificate is from Georgetown University. Her Trauma informed certificate (Community Resiliency Model) is from the Trauma Resource Institute and she is currently enrolled in the Georgetown Executive Coaching Program.She sits on the Board of LAWS – Loudoun Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy services and is an Executive Board member (2023-2024) of the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) of Loudoun County Public Schools. Previously, she enjoyed over 24 years in the technology industry; 16 years in executive management. She is a passionate advocate for Literacy; with a focus on the needs of extreme and profound Dyslexic students.

My Values:

Integrity (loyalty, honesty, transparency, service, justice, and fairness), Communication (sharing, listening, understanding, interpreting), and Time (boundaries, conciseness, directness, efficiency, intentionality, and respect).

My Purpose: To live with intention and find joy while constantly learning, and sharing with others.

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Diverse Background of a Corporate Leader

Lisa (she/her) is a bi-racial, cisgender, heterosexual Generation X woman that identifies as Black, living with a hidden disability and some degree of socio-economic privilege as a U.S. citizen. She is spiritual with no religious affiliation, believing strongly that the “Universe Provides.” Lisa is the daughter of an African America father from the south side of Chicago, and a white, English mother from the North of England.

She grew up a ‘Military Brat’ raised with one sibling in Europe until the age of 13 when her father retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1989 in Northern California. Residing in Northern Virginia since 1996 – on the historic lands of the Patawomeck tribe – Lisa has been supporting leaders in both the U.S. and abroad for over 20 years.

"It’s exciting to see my clients grow and learn as they notice their systems and the role they have in making them more inclusive."

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