Erica Williams
Social impact strategist, World Economic Forum Global Shaper

Erica Williams Simon is a World Economic Forum Young Global Shaper, social impact strategist, trainer and speaker. She currently advises mission driven businesses and orgs on messaging, outreach and campaign strategies that engage Gen Y in innovative cause work.

Listed by as one of 50 Top Politicos, Erica is an appointed member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Social Media and was most recently a Senior Strategist and Communications Manager at Citizen Engagement Lab, an incubator for tech-centric social change organizations like and

While serving as the Deputy Director for the youth arm of the Center for American Progress, Erica become a nationally recognized speaker and commentator on social change, Gen Y and and issues affecting women and communities of color.

She has been regularly featured on a wide variety of programs reaching broad audiences: from Fox News, Charlie Rose and HBO’s Real Time w Bill Maher, to MTV, BET and G4TV. Her work has been highlighted in the Washington Post, U.S. News & World Reports, and Dubbed “The Future” by Dr. Cornel West, Erica is an O
Magazine Women Rule Leadership Award Winner, an NAACP 40 under 40, and a proud Washington area native.