Forbes: How This Tech Executive Advocates for Diversity & Inclusion
Bärí A. Williams is an attorney and business operations executive and startup advisor in the tech industry. She is the former Head of Business Operations Management for North America at StubHub, where she was responsible for business planning and operations to manage and oversee technical internal and external metrics, product innovation, and partnerships and drive P&L results across the company. She serves as an advisor to startups in the enterprise and e-commerce space.
Prior to StubHub, Williams was a senior commercial attorney at Facebook supporting internet.org connectivity efforts, building drones, satellites, and lasers, and supporting the company’s supply chain. She also successfully took on the passion project of creating and implementing Facebook’s Supplier Diversity Program, launched in October 2016. Williams is also an accomplished speaker, and writer, and her bylines include The New York Times, Fortune, WIRED, The Root, and Fast Company. She’s extremely passionate about tackling the growing issue of lack of diversity and inclusion within the tech industry and is recognized as a diversity activist and advocate. I spoke with Williams about the common misconceptions when defining diversity and inclusion, what companies in Silicon Valley could be doing to create a more inclusive workplace and the importance of representation.
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