President and CEOCompany: American Conference on Diversity
Role: Session Presenter Session: Standing on Common Ground in a World of Competing Realities (SEM-J)
Elizabeth Williams-Riley, president and CEO for the American Conference on Diversity, has more than two decades of experience in the field of diversity and inclusion, locally and nationally. She was named Girl Scouts of America Jersey Shore 2015 Woman of Distinction, 2013 Woman Worth Watching, and was featured in the September 2014 issue of Diversity Journal. Elizabeth is the 2016 NAACP New Brunswick Corporate Community Service Award Winner.
She is a sought-after D&I facilitator and trainer by companies from the public and private sectors to implement inclusive leadership, healthcare disparity, conflict management, cross-cultural communication, advocacy, and social justice initiatives. She has also provided organizational development assistance, board development, executive coaching, and program design to agencies in the public health sector. She has been featured in national publications: Diversity Best Practices, InSight Diversity, and Diversity Journal. Elizabeth was a recent panelist at the LinkedIn “DayIN” Trailblazers in Diversity forum and featured workshop presenter at L’Oréal’s Executive Women’s Leadership Conference in New York, N.Y.
She has also been featured in the media for her outstanding work with youth and adults to challenge stereotypes and create change agents. Included media outlets are NBC, PBS, New Jersey 101.5 NJ Thirteen, Princeton TV, The New York Sun, and Comcast Newsmakers.
Elizabeth is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a BA in advertising and public relations. A native of Orlando, Fla., she now resides in Woodbridge, N.J. She is a member of the Capital Region Minority Chamber of Commerce board of directors, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., National Association of Professional Women, and president of the NAACP Perth Amboy Area Branch.