Board Member: Ashley M. Williams

Ashley M. Williams is the leading Millennial marketing strategist, spokesperson, consultant, and global speaker for brands that want to reach the next generation — helping brands to create the right content, craft the right messages, and produce events that bring them, Millennials, and Gen Z together.

Ashley is the founder and CEO of RIZZARR, a tech-enabled content marketplace. Through RIZZARR, brands are able to find and work with Millennial and Gen Z content creators – particularly nano-influencers and micro-influencers. She is also the founder of Millennials Change, an event series created to inspire Millennials to make a positive impact on the world. She is excited and determined to use her love of journalism, social media, and live experiences to inform and inspire her generation.

In addition to managing RIZZARR and its event series, Ashley regularly speaks and moderates gatherings as well as conferences around the world for numerous entities such as the U.S. Department of State, in which she travels to U.S. Embassies. She also weekly hosts her own TV show and podcast series for RIZZARR called, The Ripple Effect of You.

Before starting her journey into entrepreneurship, Ashley was an award-winning journalist. She worked for NBC News, WBAL Radio, and USA TODAY. She graduated with honors from the University of Southern California, earning a B.A. in broadcast and digital journalism as well as minors in international relations and Spanish.

In her spare time, Ashley is a board member for various mission-driven entities that connect with topics of importance to her. Some of these entities include Techbridge Girls, The Global Shapers Community, BUF of Michigan, and First Independence Bank.

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