Dr. Shanita Williams has been working in the learning and development space for over 10 years. She has extensive experience in designing learning solutions that drive employee growth and development at all organizational levels. As the Assistant Vice president of Learning and Development, she works as a strategic thought partner to five business units and delivers high-impact learning programs to nearly 1,400 employees and 150 managers. Her area of expertise includes: Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Crucial Conversations, Change Management, and how to give and receive feedback. At the core of all her work, Shanita is most concerned about the human experience and how to help others live to their full potential. In 2015, she conducted researched called, “She Made It” where she explored the lived experiences of working mothers as students. The research revealed powerful stories of triumph and resilience which became the inspiration to create a platform to explore these experiences more formally. In 2016, she became the CEO and Founder of Momploydent, Inc. Momploydent Inc. is a nonprofit organization committed to helping working mothers excel academically. She knows the daily challenges mothers face when trying to balance work, school and family.