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United Way of Southwest Alabama / Uncategorized  / Emerging Leader Spotlight: LaKeisha

Emerging Leader Spotlight: LaKeisha

Name: LaKeisha S. Williams

Company Name: Mobile Community Action, Inc.

Position: Community Services Admin Assistant, ROMA Trainer & Social Media Coordinator

Alma Mater: Auburn University, 2007 BS Psychology, 2007 BA German Culture and Language;

University of Mobile, 2016 MA Marriage & Family Therapy

Hometown: Mobile, AL

Key positions in the City: UW Emerging Leaders Events Chair, former UW Emerging Leaders PR Chair, Church Ministry Leader, Community Health Partner with the American Cancer Society


What does it mean to be an Emerging Leader?

An Emerging Leader is someone who is active and involved with both enhancing the community and identifying areas that need improvement. It can include being involved with community events and giving a presence to your generation and community of active involvement.


What would you like to see most in Mobile?

I would like to see more inclusion in Mobile, which could bring more unity.


Best advice you have ever received?

Keep it simple, make it plain.


What’s your favorite volunteer experience since joining?

Sorting books at Goodwill and distributing them at a local Boys and Girls Club.


What tools or resources have you used that have been crucial to your success? 

Networking and asking questions have been essential.