NULYP Honors Michelle Williams
Entrepreneurial Mentor & Outstanding Texan
A Texas native, Michelle Williams is a self-proclaimed equity advocate. She currently serves as the Executive Director where she is overseeing southern sector expansion for The Dallas Entrepreneur Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping entrepreneurs start, build and grow their businesses through education, mentorship and access to an entrepreneurial community. Previous, Michelle worked as Dallas Program Manager for Leadership ISD, a non-profit organization committed to the mission of creating a movement of informed, empowered and engaged citizen-leaders positively influencing educational excellence and equity for all students. Having sat on multiple boards and commissions around both the city and the nation, Michelle is committed to serving her community wherever she is needed and much of her work and passion is fueled by the belief that access to a high-quality education is a civil right issue in a democratic society.
In 2013, Michelle had the honor of working with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans: a cross-agency effort aimed at identifying evidence-based practices to improve student achievement. She has been a member of the Dallas-Fort Worth Urban League Young Professionals since 2010. She has served in numerous capacities from Youth Conference Chair to Vice-President and newly elected 2016-2018 DFWULYP President. Most recently, Michelle was the honored by Texas State Senator Royce West as a recipient of the Outstanding Texan award by the Texas Legislative Black Caucus.