2018 TOP 30 Champions of Diversity
TOP 30

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Angela Williams

Senior Manager-Supplier Diversity

Angela Williams Develops Relationships to Grow AT&T Supplier Diversity Program

Angela Williams, the Senior Manager-Supplier Diversity at AT&T, is credited with enhancing AT&T's reputation as a world-class leader in supplier diversity. Williams develops relationships as a key strategy for expanding the supplier diversity program. Williams develops many of the relationships by participating in outreach programs and activities designed to help suppliers increase visibility and opportunities. She teams with the company's sourcing managers during many of these outreach programs, enabling suppliers and sourcing professionals to engage directly. Williams also provides public policy support to AT&T’s external & regulatory organization to share supplier diversity commitment and record of accomplishments.

Mentoring suppliers is a crucial strategy for assisting diverse suppliers with developing clarity of corporate structure and business strategy. This helps suppliers more easily meet AT&T's requirements and successfully maneuver through the corporate systems. Williams also acts as a mentor when diverse suppliers need assistance with obtaining certification. She is involved in developing diverse suppliers to increase business growth. Williams is a board member of the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council and the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council.

Favorite Quote:
“In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” - Maya Angelou