Edna Kane Williams
Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer | AARP
As AARP’s Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Edna Kane Williams has the responsibility for driving AARP’s enterprise diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy encompassing our workforce, workplace, and marketplace. She leads strategies for multicultural audiences and age discrimination and oversees the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Advisory Council and AARP’s Strategic Enterprise Employee Resource Groups. Before this appointment, she served as Senior Vice President of Multicultural Marketing at AARP.
Ms. Kane Williams brings over 25 years of experience to AARP working in senior management position in both the nonprofit and for-profit organizations. She previously served as Senior Vice President at IQ Solutions, Inc. and Senior Vice President at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide.
Kane Williams holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.A from George Washington University. She was a Coro Foundation Fellow and a Diversity Executive Leadership Program fellow for the American Society of Association Executives. Kane Williams was also named one of Diversity Woman Magazine’s Elite 100 for 2022. She is currently on the advisory board for the forthcoming Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum, the Board of Trustees for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Company, and the Legal Counsel for the Elderly. She previously served as a board member of the Black Women’s Health Imperative and The Center for Responsible Lending.
Kane Williams has received numerous career awards, including the Spirit of Democracy Award from the National Coalition of Black Civic Participation, the National Marketers Award from the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters, and the Dorothy Height Humanitarian Award from the Conference of National Black Churches.