Nija Ali Williams

President, Second Round Foundation, Inc.

Nija Ali Williams is the President of Second Round Foundation. She brings years of experience in strategic planning, communications, educational partnerships, public relations, sponsorship, and diversity. She has achieved success in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors.

Nija has worked with national educational organizations to advance public school reform in low-income communities and raise money to supplement the cost of higher education through scholarships for under resourced students. She has implemented diversity and inclusion initiatives for Fortune 500 companies to bolster equitable programs for stakeholders. As a native New Yorker, she was instrumental in NYC government by investigating ineffective agencies and creating more efficient programs to help communities gain better access to government.

Nija was awarded a National Urban Fellowship and earned a Masters in Public Administration (MPA). She is also a proud Howard University Bison.