Serena Williams

Serena Williams

Senior Vice President & Chief People Officer

Serena Williams serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer, overseeing all of the talent management functions for the organization including leading the Human Resources and Operations teams, staff engagement and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work.

Prior to joining Share Our Strength in 2011, Serena served as Associate Director, Human Resources for the Human Rights Campaign where she led the creation of the organization’s first full-cycle recruitment and onboarding process and managed several talent functions during her six years with the organization. 

Serena has 17 years of Human Resources generalist experience in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. She is a member of multiple organizations, including: The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM); World at Work; and the Human Resources Association of the National Capitol Area (HRA-NCA). She also holds senior certification designations from SHRM (SHRM-SCP) and the Human Resources Certification Institute (SPHR). Serena also serves as Adjunct Professor at Prince George’s Community College’s School for Workforce Development & Continuing Education.

Serena earned a master’s degree in Human Resources Management from Catholic University and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science & Women’s Studies from Georgetown University.

Serena is a native of the Bronx, New York and her community engagements include work with her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, Incorporated.  She resides in Washington, DC with her husband and two sons.