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Jasmine Williams is a results-driven strategist with nearly 20 years of experience in mission focused nonprofit, government, and legal organizations. A seasoned designer and manager of programs, her professional mission is to empower the doers by strengthening the core business functions of their mission-driven organizations.
She has worked in various capacities leading key change initiatives, managing inclusion programs, and managing organizational knowledge and technology.
Jasmine received her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from the Indiana University School of Social Work Indianapolis and her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. She’s a classically trained pianist, reads more than she sleeps, and is happy to tell you the story about how she got a job as a swim instructor before she could swim.
I believe in the power of the collective. Our impact together is greater than any impact we have alone. In my work, I engage stakeholders at all levels and encourage strategic collaboration in our processes.
I believe that unconventional strategies, calculated risks, and leaps of faith lead to brave and transformative results. I am aggressive in my pursuit of a better way forward and rely on creative and innovative approach.
I rely on Systems Thinking – which recognizes organizations as a part of a larger ecosystem of individual, institutional, and systemic actors. I work to understand how the organization exists within its various systems of influence to determine how its theory of change can operate in the most equitable way.
I approach my work with special regard to the human condition, human behavior, and the human experience generally. My solutions are designed to start first with self-awareness (and institutional awareness) and center the human experience in all aspects.
My approach is rooted in principles of anti-racism, anti-oppression, and liberation. In racial equity work, I employ a variety of frameworks to understand and heal oppression-based trauma, given special care to center the experience of those who have experienced this traumas.