We are passionate advocates for changing the equitable distribution of influence and helping women leaders advance their careers. We are writing a business book that pulls from our personal experience, professional experience, and input from other women. The objective is to help women leaders elevate their voices and achieve success, influence, and opportunities.
The two of us met while collaborating on a client project. Our collaboration was immediate -- we elevated each other’s thinking and were both inspired by the other's expertise. Our friendship started based on mutual respect and admiration and a willingness to ask deep and even uncomfortable questions to deeply explore matters we both cared about. Our friendship and business partnership expanded through the discovery of a shared passion and vision for making a difference in our world, country, and industries.
Hello! I spent 18 years as a journalist, much of that covering business leaders in technology and venture capital, before pivoting to Public Relations where I work with C-level executives helping them develop the right narratives and deliver them effectively to show up better, grow brand awareness, or address misconceptions. I’ve worked with executives whose technology brands you know and who, because of their brand’s size and scale, they have global platforms with which to influence the world. The majority have been men.
Hello! I am a marketing strategist and personal branding enthusiast. I am the Founder of Williams Brand Consulting, Co-Founder of 40 Acres Investments, a Fractional Chief Marketing Officer for multiple MN-based businesses, and a Professional Speaker. My career path hasn't been straight -- I graduated high school as an aspiring actress, pursued law in college before shifting to communications. I spent two years focused on the media as a journalism and mass communications graduate student before starting a sales career. For the past 17 years, I've been in marketing and have applied all previous career learnings to ideate strategies that engage diverse audiences. My most precious lesson in life has been the importance of staying true to Kelli through my career pivots -- understanding who I am, my core values, and the unique perspectives I bring to the world. My winding career path has shaped my personal brand, and I proudly own that as a badge of continual growth.
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