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Episode Info:

About our Guest:

Currently  Head of Business Operations Management, North America at StubHub, formerly, Lead Counsel for the Global Infrastructure, Development, and Operations (“Inbound”) Commercial Legal team at Facebook Award winning attorney,  receiving the Excellence in Legal Innovation award from national bar association, 40 under 40 from both the Digital Diversity Network and national bar associations . she is  a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (BA, Mass Communications), St. Mary’s College of California (MBA), the University of California, Los Angeles (MA, African-American Studies), and the University of California, Hastings College of Law (JD). She is also very active in her community as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., The Links, Incorporated, and in political organizing and fundraising at the local, state, and national level. An Oakland native, she and her husband, Jaime, live in Oakland with their two children. 

About this Episode:

 Bari discusses overcoming hiring disappointment from google, quitting her job, creating the supplier diversity program at Facebook through pitching a dynamic presentation to the CFO all while being a mom, wife, daughter and friend.

Insight from this episode:

  • The importance of following good advice
  • Why and how law school can be an advantageous career


  • The difference between constructive and destructive law
  • Secrets to supporting your partner and keeping a strong relationship throughout challenges
  • Keys to staying focused on your grind
  • Breaking through to be your authentic self in the workplace and in every aspect of your life
  • Overcoming depression
  • Delayed is not Denied
  • “Take jobs if you can at the beginning of the year because that’s when budgets are set” - Bari A. Williams episode #
  • The power of vulnerability and trust
  • Strategies to create of a compelling presentation
  • How to get what you want: know yourself, know your circle and

 Resources Mentioned:



Favorite Book:

A Colony and A Nation

Between The World and Me

The Bluest Eye


The Loneliness of the Black Republican


Favorite Quote:

 “Expect what you Accept” - Grandma Bettye Sudduth & Bari A. Wiliams Episode #93


3 keys to Create Your Best Life:

  1. Expect What You Accept
  2. Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude
  3. Find & Master something that you are passionate about
  4. Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.
  5. When it’s everybody else, it’s actually you

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