Erin Williams

Chief Field Building Officer and Constellations Fund and Initiative Lead
Erin Williams (she/her/elle) is the Chief Field Building Officer at the Center for Cultural Power and leads the Constellations Culture Change Fund. Previously at Global Fund for Women and the International Women’s Health Coalition, Erin led global strategies to resource activists and gender justice movements advancing LGBTQI, sex workers’ and adolescent girls’ rights, abortion access and feminist technology. As a mentor and coach, Erin has led her philanthropic colleagues in various processes to deepen their collective institutional value alignment on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. As a Black mixed-race radical listener, trust-based grantmaker, and change manager, Erin has lived and worked in Canada, Belgium, Botswana, Jamaica and the U.S., has direct intervention experience in emergency shelters, as a pregnancy options counselor, and a youth sexuality educator. She weaves her love of singing, dancing, theatre and somatic practice into her life and work, and is currently developing a girl-centered musical theatre play entitled “Because We’re Girls” with Tada! Youth Theatre. Erin holds a Master of Social Work from Carleton University and a graduate certificate in Principles and Practices of Organization Development from Columbia University. She speaks English and French, is motivated by cultivating deep relationships and trust, and tries her best to live up to these words by Kay Ryan, “Intention doesn’t sweeten. It should be picked young and eaten.”