Carol Williams, visionary advertising executive, was inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Hall of Fame on April 25, 2017. (Image: Carol H. Williams Advertising Agency)
Today, advertising titan Carol H. Williams will be inducted into the American Advertising Hall of Fame, making history as the first black female executive and creative to be given this top honor. She will also receive the David Bell Award for Industry Service, recognizing her extraordinary and unique contributions and service to the advertising community and industry as a whole.
Black Enterprise caught up with the advertising visionary weeks ago to find out what this honor means to her. As we picked her brain about her secret sauce for success year after year in an ever-changing industry, Williams some dropped gems of wisdom that are applicable to anyone, regardless of industry or job title.
“An industry recognizing all of your hard work and your struggle, looking beyond all the obvious things and saying, ‘Yes, we recognize that you are one of the best of the best,’ is the most unbelievable feeling in the world,” Williams says of the honor, during a phone interview.
In addition, Williams notes how she feels blessed to be among women who are …read more