Who even is Sophie Williams?

Oh, hi there! Sophie Williams is me!

Short Bio:

Sophie Williams is the Author of Millennial Black & Anti-Racist AllyTed Speaker, Founder of @OfficialMillennialBlack, and Racial Equity Consultant. In her day job, she is the Manager of Production Planning at Netflix.

Sophie is a regular panelist, speaker, consultant, and workshop facilitator with a focus on anti-racism, and Diversity and Inclusion. Her writing has appeared in publications such as The Guardian, Bustle, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Refinery29, Elle, and Grazia.

Sophie regularly hosts presentations, workshops and training sessions for businesses such as Apple, Google, Barclays, the NHS, The Rio Ferdinand Foundation, UK Civil Service, Sky, and Cambridge University

Before beginning writing, Sophie had a career in advertising, particularly in social agencies, where she has held the positions of COO and CFO.

Longer stuff:

I’m Sophie Williams, a TED Speaker, an Author, and an anti-racism advocate in the UK, who loves thinking and talking about intersectional identities (especially race and gender) and how they shape our experiences of the world. In a previous life I was a Marketing and Operations specialist with a focus on organic social media.

I am the author of two books. The first – Anti-Racist Ally: An Introduction to Action and Activism is a pocket-sized paperback introduction to allyship at home, work and in your community, published by HQ (Harper Collins) in October 2020, Anti-Racist Ally is available world wide.

My second book is Millennial Black. It’s a much bigger, more in depth look at how Black women’s intersectional identities (Blackness PLUS womanness) shape our experiences of work, the unique challenges we face, and what can be done to make it better. Millennial Black is available as a hardback, ebook and audiobook by HQ (Harper Collins) and was published in April 2021.

My career has been in London’s advertising agencies, starting at M&C Saatchi, where I have worked as a Project Manager, Creative film and photography Producer, Operations Director, and most recently Chief Operating Officer.

In 2019 I left full time employment to set up Blanket Fort – a micro agency providing high quality, bespoke Marketing and Production support to businesses. As Blanket Fort I have worked on marketing campaigns for Sex Education, The End of the F***ing World, and The Crown. You can find some examples of my work here.

I have since rejoined Netflix in a full time capacity, working as the Manager, Production Planning.

I live in London, was born and raised in Birmingham, and lived in Paris for about 3 years. I went to Leeds University, where I studied Theatre and Performance at Bretton Hall.

Would you like to hire me? Would you like me to write something for you? Do you want me to speak on your panel? Or ask me a question I haven’t already answered? Get in touch and I’ll get back to you.

You be good, I love you.