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Shirley Vernae Williams is an expert storyseller (yes, storyseller). She has worked in media and entertainment as a producer and director for over 10+ years. She's produced over 140 hours of television for major networks, developed over 20+ series for major brands across all industries including Cadillac, CDC, AT&T, Ikea, Ritz and helped launch one of Vice Media's largest digital channel's for Black women. Shirley won several awards, was nominated for an Emmy and her content has received over 80 million views. Her media agency, Willie B. Media, specialize in content creation, building audiences and helping businesses monetize their media.

Shirley is actively involved in mentorship and DEI work. She is the Head of Strategic Planning and Partnerships for HUE You Know, a non-profit organization with over 20,000+ members, dedicated to empowerment, employment and equity within the entertainment industry for BIPOC professionals. In addition, Shirley is a board member of the Entrepreneurs Organization Accelerator Program, Post New York Alliance, Foresight For-Givers Foundation and a council delegate for the Producers Guild of America.

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