When some of the world’s most powerful people want help changing it, they call Whitney Williams ’94.
The woman who roams the world missing Montana scrolls through her smartphone, scanning old messages.
“She left me the sweetest voice mail the other day,” Whitney Williams says. “I think this is it.”
Williams leans in and hits the play button. And even though she knows whose voice is about to ring out, Williams still beams and shakes her head at the sound of it.
“Hey, Whitney. It’s Hillary calling.”
First lady. U.S. senator. Secretary of state. Presidential candidate. Hillary. Just calling to, you know, say hey, and, thanks. After all, the two have worked together for more than two decades.
“I get calls from her every now and again,” she says. “And it’s like, ‘What an amazing life I have.’ My God! So I said to my nephew, ‘Find a way to save that.’”
Founder and CEO of Seattle-based social impact consulting firm williamsworks, Whitney Williams has dedicated her life to doing good in the world. And if the roster of powerful, wealthy people who turn to her for advice is any indication, she’s done it well.