Williams is celebrating her first anniversary in her role, where she leads HR efforts across all of Scripps Networks’ brands in the U.S. Her biggest career successes are directly attributable to the creation and leadership of teams that develop key talent to achieve organizational growth while navigating industry trends. Away from work, she donates her time to the Boys and Girls Club of America. “I find great benefit in working with diverse youth who perhaps may not have the best access to coaches, leaders and mentors due to circumstances or situations,” Williams says.

What television show(s) – cable or broadcast – that best embrace diversity?
“Modern Family” does an excellent job of showing what families look like across America. It has diversity and humor, there are real experiences that everyone deals with, and, most importantly, there is love. Everything about the show is effortless, honest and allows the viewer to see that diversity is everywhere, at all times, and what a joy and benefit you will receive by embracing it, accepting it and learning from it.

My personal election campaign slogan would be …
Given that we are in the height of election season, this is something that resonates with me. In this day of everyone looking to solve issues for everyone else or point fingers in such a way that there is no real ownership for what we are doing as individuals, I have become much more introspective, and I believe that all change starts from within. Everything that we see and feel passionate about should require action on our part. A movement may start as one, and then move to many, but there is power in one. I truly take being a change agent seriously, and it is for that reason that I look within myself first. My campaign slogan would be “Let it begin with me.” I believe that we should all strive to be the change that we want to see, so let it begin with me. This is more than a campaign slogan to me – it speaks to my entire lifestyle.

Favorite charity organization you work with?
My favorite charity organization that I work with is the Boys and Girls Club of America. I find great benefit in working with diverse youth who perhaps may not have the best access to coaches, leaders and mentors due to circumstances or situations. I value the opportunity to touch the lives of children through outreach, activity and guidance. It is a tremendous experience to teach those who are less fortunate health & life skills, character building and recreation. I am always interested in giving back to the youth, as I believe that we can make a difference in the lives of children that will expand through generations. And, that’s not to mention the valuable experience of all they teach us along the way!

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