Damon A. Williams

Damon Williams
Center for Strategic Diversity Leadership and Social Innovation
Founder and Chief Catalyst

Dr. Damon A. Williams is a visionary and inspirational global thought leader, educator, and scholar and one of the nation’s recognized experts in strategic diversity leadership, youth development, corporate responsibility, and organizational change. 

For four years, he led a $250M social impact portfolio for the world’s largest youth development company, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, representing the interests of nearly four million diverse youth and teens as Senior Vice President for Programs and Chief Education Officer.

One of the original architects of the Inclusive Excellence concept in American higher education and author of the best-selling titles Strategic Diversity Leadership and The Chief Diversity Officer, he has worked with more than 1,000 colleges and universities, Fortune 100 companies, foundations, and government agencies. Dr. Williams currently serves as founder and chief catalyst for the Center for Strategic Diversity Leadership and Social Innovation in Atlanta, GA; and as a Senior Scholar and Innovation Fellow at the Wisconsin Equity and Inclusion (Wei) Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he previously served as Associate Vice Chancellor and inaugural Chief Diversity, Equity, and Educational Achievement Officer.  

Dr. Williams received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan Center for the Study of Higher and Post-Secondary Education (CSHPE) in Organizational Behavior and Management, and his MS and BS degrees from Miami University in Educational Leadership and Sociology and Black World Studies, respectively.

For more information, please visit www.drdamonawilliams.com.

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