Autumn Williams spoke at one of first talks in 2016 and we have followed the work that she has been involved in over the years. This talk takes us through her learnings over the years.
From being an Engineer to Founder & Executive Director of a school in South Africa. Autumn discusses changing the narrative of how children are educated on the African continent. Autumn is a Stanford Aeronautics & Astronautics graduate. The only Black woman in her cohort, Autumn founded STEMgineers, a STEM-focused, Watts-based afterschool program that scaled to three cities. Frustrated with the perception of her home as merely a recipient of solutions, she adapted her community organizing & academic curricula for communities in Haiti, India, & South Africa.
Autumn is E.D. of African School for Excellence. ASE offers a world class education that is affordable enough for families who earn $6/day. She has shared her work as a storyteller at venues including The Aspen Institute, Georgetown, & the Smithsonian Institution.