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Adriane Johnson-Williams

Founder of WBENC certified firm

Adriane Johnson-Williams is an organizational effectiveness coach and consultant, a strategic and results-oriented leader who has spent her career working in the community-based nonprofit, philanthropic, and higher education industries.



She founded Standpoint Consulting, where she helps senior leaders figure out how to create organizations that are ready to maximize the benefits of diversity and commit to race equity.

After growing up in Memphis, Tenn. (where she is based today), Johnson-Williams attended all-girls boarding school, Foxcroft School, in Middleburg, Virg. She received a B.A. from Wellesley College, an M.Ed. from The George Washington University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

It is her combined career, education, and real-life experience as a Black woman in majority white spaces that has informed this body of work.

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Not Your Father’s Capitalism

What Race Equity Asks of U.S. Business Leaders

Ever since the uprisings of 2020, consumers and employees alike have demanded more accountability from US business leaders. As a leadership coach, author Dr. Adriane Johnson-Williams noted the increasing volume of demands but saw no guidance out in the world that makes the work of organizational change for equity clear.…

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