Aniyia Williams

Executive Director
Black & Brown Founders

Aniyia Williams is a creator, inventor and tech changemaker. She serves as Executive Director of Black & Brown Founders, which provides vital resources to Black and Latinx entrepreneurs building tech companies with limited capital. She is also co-founder of Zebras Unite, an entrepreneur-led movement focused on creating a more ethical and sustainable startup ecosystem. Aniyia previously founded and led the fashion tech company, Tinsel, which created the world’s first audio necklace—earphones that double as a beautiful piece of jewelry—designed in response to the lack of electronics developed for women. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Aniyia held roles in marketing, business development and nonprofit fundraising. She also has a background in the arts, with a decade of training as an opera singer.



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