MIAMI Women Presents: Using your “Intangible” Strengths and Story to Build a Personal Brand

Join the Miami University Alumni Association and MIAMI Women on Thursday, May 12 at 4:00 p.m. ET as Miami alumna and College of Arts and Science Board Member, Kierra Williams ‘11, walks us through a Personal Brand Workshop. This workshop will focus on using your “intangible” strengths and story to build a strong personal brand. Throughout the hour, she will share her own story of how she pivoted from a foster youth experiencing homelessness to a fearless leader breaking glass ceilings in the corporate world.

Kierra Williams ‘11

Kierra is the Global Talent Management Director for Global Operations and Technology for Goodyear Rubber & Tire Company. Upon completing her Bachelor’s in Psychology with a Minor in Black World Studies, she has created and driven people strategies with notable brands such as Amazon, Shearer's Snacks, and Cardinal Health. In 2020 she was recognized by Columbus CEO Magazine as a Future 50 leader with the heart and mind to move the region forward. 

In addition to her professional accolades, she has been heavily involved in child welfare reform. As a former foster youth who aged out of care, she has a passion for improving outcomes for foster youth and has been an activist for both state and federal initiatives including Extension of Medicare benefits to 23 for foster youth aging out of care who are actively pursuing post-secondary education and partnering with Secretary Dr. Ben Carson and the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development to provide on-demand housing vouchers for foster youth aging out of foster care in an effort to prevent homelessness. She has a passion for the Arts and also founded the Kindred Canvas Foundation to award an annual scholarship to a graduating senior pursuing a Creative Arts (or equivalent) degree.

Kierra is a 2021 Honoree of the 18 of the Last 9 Award from the Miami University Alumni Association and is a member of the College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Board of Directors. 

This virtual event is free to attend, but registration is required. Questions?  Please contact Seth Seward at

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