Here’s the most important thing you need to know: Williams has worked tirelessly working to make history. She is a change maker, advocating for women, children, civil rights, human rights. Helping to change the narratives on education, diversity, empowerment; helping many to realize their full growth potential. She is a three-time author, a weekly contributing writer to Trice-Edney Wire Service and host of a weekly radio show, “WakeUp, Stay Woke” on WPFW FM, Washington, DC.
Williams is the President of the Dick Gregory Society and National President and CEO of the National Congress of Black Women (NCBW) and former Counsel to the U.S. Congress’ District of Columbia Sub-Committee on the Judiciary and Education. She was appointed to the Presidential Scholars Commission by President Barack Obama and served as White House Liaison to the U.S. Department of Energy during the Clinton Administration.
Board Appointments (Past and Present)
- Dick Gregory Society
- United Nations Ambassador
- Barack Obama Administration – Appointee, Commission on Presidential Scholars
- National Congress of Black Women, Inc.
- Board of Broadband Everywhere
- World Conference of Mayors
- City at Peace
- Girls and Boys Town USA
- Council for the National Interest
- National Organization for Women (NOW)
- National Council of Women’s Organizations and others.
Honors and Awards
Dr. Williams works with many nonprofits, corporations. education, professional, peace, human rights and civic organizations. She has received hundreds of honors from around the world, some include:
- “100 Most Influential Black Americans”, Ebony Magazine
- “Power 150″, Ebony Magazine
- “Key to Success” Award (OIC)
- “They Dare to Speak Out” Award (Council for the National Interest)
- Honoree, The HistoryMakers, and received the
- Community Service Award, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
- Hall of Fame Inductee, Grambling University
Williams is a published author, contributor and commentator:
Books / Publications
- “Dick Gregory Wake Up and Stay Woke: Running for Life“ (2021) ISBN: 978-1735744728
- “The Truth: Shall Set You Free” (2012) ISBN: 978-0986016721
- “The Peace Terrorists: a Personal Story on the Middle East Crisis” (1991)
Contributor – Trice-Edney Wire Service, Washington Informer, Huff Post , Unity Magazine, and others
- I Am My Sister’s Keeper: Black Women Demand Climate Action Now!
- Restrictive Scheduling Will be a Predictable Disaster
- School’s Out Forever? New Regulations Could Hamstring President Obama’s Education Goals
Trice-Edney Articles (13 years) – Below are a few selected articles
Commentator: Louisiana Radio Network, KSRB—The Eddie Rye Show in Seattle and other programs.
Dr. Williams holds three doctoral degrees, one masters degree and a bachelor of science degree:
- Juris Doctorate (JD), Howard University School of Law
- Ph.D. -Public Administration, City University of Los Angeles
- Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.), Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC
- Masters of Public Administration (MPA), University of Southern California (UCLA)
- Bachelor of Science (BS), Grambling State University of Louisiana
She received an Administration and Supervision Credential from U.C.L.A;
My Promise: A Legacy
A Louisiana native who believes “When There Is A Will, There Is A Way”.
I am a Louisiana native who grew up with 9 children in our family. My mother reared her 9 children without the benefit of our father being in our home much of our lives. My early life was a struggle, but my mother who lived to be nearly 99 years old taught us that “Where There Is A Will, There Is A Way”. She was always my inspiration. Because of her, I will always love and serve my people and do all I can to make this a better world for all.
To Mother’s teachings, I ultimately had friends who led me to believe and to live by the following:
- “It is through our struggles that we gain our victories.” Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq.
- “Do you think the Indians celebrate Columbus Day on Indian Reservations?” Dick Gregory
- “When the last tree is cut down, the last fish eaten, the last stream poisoned, you will realize you can’t eat money.” Native American Proverb
- “It is my duty to protect those I love.” Black Panther
- Until the lions tell their own story, tales of hunting will always glorify the hunter. — African Proverb