Blind StoriesKATE WILLIAMS San Francisco, United States
Kate Williams Story
« In 2014, Ms. Williams was awarded a prestigious Purpose Prize for her work»
Kate Williams has over 30 years of experience on both sides of the human resources sector. She worked in executive recruitment and corporate human resources for 20 years before transitioning to workforce development and career coaching in the nonprofit world. Kate served in HR Generalist and Recruiter capacities for ten years with Allergan Pharmaceuticals, receiving special commendation for recruitment and retention of minority employees. She continued her career as an Executive Recruiter before developing career coaching and employment workshops for people who are blind or have low vision. She has founded two employment programs for blind jobseekers. In 2014, Ms. Williams was awarded a prestigious Purpose Prize for her work designing and leading the Employment Immersion program at LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, where she continues to lead as the Employment Manager. Kate serves on the San Francisco Mayor’s Disability Council, the National Federation of the Blind’s National Employment Committee, and is a member of the board of the Northern California Human Resources Association. Kate is an innovative and dedicated leader; her passion is supporting blind jobseekers and helping them secure employment in the competitive job market.