Angela F. Williams is President and CEO of United Way Worldwide (UWW) – the first Black woman to lead America’s favorite charity. With more than 30 years of leadership experience in the nonprofit and corporate sectors, Williams brings her innovative vision and a long history of purpose- driven work to her role at United Way Worldwide.
Before joining United Way, Angela was President and CEO of Easterseals, the nation’s leading nonprofit provider of life-changing disability services. Angela also served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps for more than six years; led as an Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Administration Officer at YMCA of the USA; an inter-faith liaison for the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund; special counsel on criminal law for Sen. Edward M. Kennedy on the Senate Judiciary Committee staff; a prosecutor on the DOJ Civil Rights Division’s National Church Arson Task Force; and an Assistant U.S. Attorney.
Recognized for innovative leadership, Angela was included in the 2022 NonProfit Times’ Power and Influence Top 50 and Forbes’ 2021 List of Women Over 50 Creating Social Change at Scale, and she received a 2021 CEO Today Healthcare Award. Angela earned a bachelor’s degree in American Government from the University of Virginia, a juris doctor from the University of Texas School of Law, and a Master of Divinity cum laude from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, Virginia Union University.