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Kezia M. Williams

Chief Executive Officer of The Black upStart

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Kezia M. Williams Biography

Kezia M. Williams is the Chief Executive Officer of The Black upStart — a nationally recognized company serving African-American innovators interested in starting successful and profitable, job creating small businesses. Through the administration of an incubator program, the Black upStart administers a culturally-sensitive, pioneering curriculum that integrates experiential learning methods, lean startup methodology, and business case studies. To date, the organization has trained nearly 500 entrepreneurs in the District of Columbia, New York, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Southern Africa. Black upStart graduates have launched ventures in 12 different states and have been featured on Netflix, ABC’s Shark Tank, the Washington Post, Essence Magazine, and Black Enterprise Magazine for their innovative businesses.

Recently, Kezia launched SkillHouseU: Classrooms for the Culture, an online school that provides necessary skills and training for entrepreneurship and wealth creation. Since the launch of SkillHouseU in March 2020, nearly 5,000 people have enrolled in over 22 classes facilitated by 12 recognized financial experts. Her Live-Classrooms sessions regularly reach 100,000+ viewers. With nearly 500,000+ followers on her personal and business Instagram pages, Kezia’s national influence continues to grow and disrupt traditional notions of education and entrepreneurship.

Kezia has been recognized by the Huffington Post, Slate’s The Root 100, Madame Noir, the Black Enterprise Magazine and Madame Noir and is regularly a speaker at national conferences and symposiums across the nation. Kezia is the proud daughter of Gail Elaine Davis and a native of Richmond, Virginia.

Williams is available in partnership with Collective Speakers.

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Speaking Topics
  • CREATING BLACK JOBS WITH CORPORATE BUSINESS IN BLACK BUSINESS (VIRTUAL)

    A leader in entrepreneurship and wealth creation in Black communities, Kezia M. Williams has trained over 5,000+ Black entrepreneurs and wealth creators through her traveling popup school and online courses across the nation and in Africa. Kezia has also partnered with Fortune 500 companies and community development financial institutions to advise their financial and marketing support of Black businesses and nonprofits to ensure intentional financial investment. Kezia’s depth of knowledge and understanding of the “Black Consumer”, Black businesses and the “Black Dollar” makes her an essential voice to understanding the growing and challenging landscape of Corporate Social & Financial Equity plans.

  • THE FUTURE OF BLACK WEALTH

    Kezia M. Williams is an entrepreneurial rockstar. In 2019 she was listed on The Root’s Top 100 influential African Americans list. She is the CEO and founder of The Black Upstart which is an organization that trains entrepreneurs and wealth creators to become job creators and asset owners. Since 2016, her company has trained 5,000 inspiring adult learners through her popup school and online courses. A remarkable 41% of them are still in business and 50% now employ staff. Kezia’s culturally relevant, history informed, Black wealth blueprint helps individuals understand how to break generational patterns of poor financial decision making and establish paradigms of profit generation and wealth acquisition.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kezia M. Williams for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Kezia M. Williams, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kezia M. Williams or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Kezia M. Williams?

    Booking fees for Kezia M. Williams, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kezia M. Williams, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Kezia M. Williams?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kezia M. Williams for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kezia M. Williams for your next private or corporate function.
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Chief Executive Officer of The Black upStart

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Kezia M. Williams Biography

Kezia M. Williams is the Chief Executive Officer of The Black upStart — a nationally recognized company serving African-American innovators interested in starting successful and profitable, job creating small businesses. Through the administration of an incubator program, the Black upStart administers a culturally-sensitive, pioneering curriculum that integrates experiential learning methods, lean startup methodology, and business case studies. To date, the organization has trained nearly 500 entrepreneurs in the District of Columbia, New York, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Southern Africa. Black upStart graduates have launched ventures in 12 different states and have been featured on Netflix, ABC’s Shark Tank, the Washington Post, Essence Magazine, and Black Enterprise Magazine for their innovative businesses.

Recently, Kezia launched SkillHouseU: Classrooms for the Culture, an online school that provides necessary skills and training for entrepreneurship and wealth creation. Since the launch of SkillHouseU in March 2020, nearly 5,000 people have enrolled in over 22 classes facilitated by 12 recognized financial experts. Her Live-Classrooms sessions regularly reach 100,000+ viewers. With nearly 500,000+ followers on her personal and business Instagram pages, Kezia’s national influence continues to grow and disrupt traditional notions of education and entrepreneurship.

Kezia has been recognized by the Huffington Post, Slate’s The Root 100, Madame Noir, the Black Enterprise Magazine and Madame Noir and is regularly a speaker at national conferences and symposiums across the nation. Kezia is the proud daughter of Gail Elaine Davis and a native of Richmond, Virginia.

Williams is available in partnership with Collective Speakers.

Kezia M. Williams Videos

  • How To Turn a Used Car into a 5 FIGURE Business | Kezia M ...
  • Top 3 Stock Picks for 2021
  • Kezia Williams "Professor Kez" Reel 2020

Kezia M. Williams Speaking Topics

  • CREATING BLACK JOBS WITH CORPORATE BUSINESS IN BLACK BUSINESS (VIRTUAL)

    A leader in entrepreneurship and wealth creation in Black communities, Kezia M. Williams has trained over 5,000+ Black entrepreneurs and wealth creators through her traveling popup school and online courses across the nation and in Africa. Kezia has also partnered with Fortune 500 companies and community development financial institutions to advise their financial and marketing support of Black businesses and nonprofits to ensure intentional financial investment. Kezia’s depth of knowledge and understanding of the “Black Consumer”, Black businesses and the “Black Dollar” makes her an essential voice to understanding the growing and challenging landscape of Corporate Social & Financial Equity plans.

  • THE FUTURE OF BLACK WEALTH

    Kezia M. Williams is an entrepreneurial rockstar. In 2019 she was listed on The Root’s Top 100 influential African Americans list. She is the CEO and founder of The Black Upstart which is an organization that trains entrepreneurs and wealth creators to become job creators and asset owners. Since 2016, her company has trained 5,000 inspiring adult learners through her popup school and online courses. A remarkable 41% of them are still in business and 50% now employ staff. Kezia’s culturally relevant, history informed, Black wealth blueprint helps individuals understand how to break generational patterns of poor financial decision making and establish paradigms of profit generation and wealth acquisition.

FAQs on booking Kezia M. Williams

  • How to book Kezia M. Williams?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kezia M. Williams for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Kezia M. Williams, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kezia M. Williams or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Kezia M. Williams?

    Booking fees for Kezia M. Williams, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kezia M. Williams, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Kezia M. Williams?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kezia M. Williams for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kezia M. Williams for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kezia M. Williams or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kezia M. Williams or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Kezia M. Williams is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as CREATING BLACK JOBS WITH CORPORATE BUSINESS IN BLACK BUSINESS (VIRTUAL) and THE FUTURE OF BLACK WEALTH. The estimated speaking fee range to book Kezia M. Williams for your event is available upon request. Kezia M. Williams generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Tina Sharkey, Megan Smith, Arlan Hamilton, Melanie Whelan and Adora Cheung. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kezia M. Williams for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Kezia M. Williams Speaker Videos

  • How To Turn a Used Car into a 5 FIGURE Business | Kezia M ...
    Top 3 Stock Picks for 2021
  • Kezia Williams "Professor Kez" Reel 2020
    HOW TO BECOME AN ENTREPRENEUR

Kezia M. Williams Speaking Topics

  • CREATING BLACK JOBS WITH CORPORATE BUSINESS IN BLACK BUSINESS (VIRTUAL)

    A leader in entrepreneurship and wealth creation in Black communities, Kezia M. Williams has trained over 5,000+ Black entrepreneurs and wealth creators through her traveling popup school and online courses across the nation and in Africa. Kezia has also partnered with Fortune 500 companies and community development financial institutions to advise their financial and marketing support of Black businesses and nonprofits to ensure intentional financial investment. Kezia’s depth of knowledge and understanding of the “Black Consumer”, Black businesses and the “Black Dollar” makes her an essential voice to understanding the growing and challenging landscape of Corporate Social & Financial Equity plans.

  • THE FUTURE OF BLACK WEALTH

    Kezia M. Williams is an entrepreneurial rockstar. In 2019 she was listed on The Root’s Top 100 influential African Americans list. She is the CEO and founder of The Black Upstart which is an organization that trains entrepreneurs and wealth creators to become job creators and asset owners. Since 2016, her company has trained 5,000 inspiring adult learners through her popup school and online courses. A remarkable 41% of them are still in business and 50% now employ staff. Kezia’s culturally relevant, history informed, Black wealth blueprint helps individuals understand how to break generational patterns of poor financial decision making and establish paradigms of profit generation and wealth acquisition.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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