Shari Williams' Social Path, From AOL to Northwestern Medicine

Managing the ups and downs of a varied career in advertising

On today's episode of #BlackTea, we chat with senior social media specialist Shari Williams about her winding, yet somehow totally full-circle advertising career. She shares some wisdom with me on becoming a mom in the ad industry, and opens up about managing depression and anxiety. Two key words: transparency and expectations. Shari goes on to champion mentorship, and shares how she's paying it forward. (Hey, Art!) Plus, she's incredibly too modest about the business she's owned for over seven years. Check it out!

Black Tea is a video series that exists to make the independent voices of our fellow Black adwomen louder in the industry. If you identify as a Black woman in advertising and you'd like to be interviewed, please fill out this self-submission form. For questions about the show, please get in touch. Note: We do not currently take interviewee nominations or recommendations from agencies or third parties.

Michelle Lawrence
Michelle Lawrence is an associate creative director (art) and host of Black Tea.

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