Cameil D. Williams Shares her Greatest Inspiration

Cameil D. Williams
President, Williams Management Solutions, LLCcameilwilliams
Program Manager, Diverse and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
Port Authority of Allegheny County
23 Years in the Industry

OW: What has been your greatest inspiration?
CW: Becoming a mom of two daughters for me underscored the importance of the cliché “It’s better to be rather than to seem.”

OW: What are the most important intangible skills and/or abilities one can exercise?
CW: To consistently operate with integrity even when standing alone and no one is watching.

OW: What was the best thing that you have ever done, which got you where you are today?
CW: I hired myself when I needed employment and continued to press forward in spite of all of the opposition, chatter, and background noise.

OW: What is the biggest career mistake that you have ever made?
CW: Not attending law school. In business and in life you always need a lawyer.

OW: What would you tell your younger self?
CW: “Dream as if you will live forever, Live as if you will die today.” – James Dean. Seek ye first the Kingdom of God. Life truly is a journey and not a destination. Think before you speak. Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Do all the good you can. Marry rich!

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Marketing and media content development for diverse markets that enhances the image of women of color. To present women of diverse backgrounds and cultures in a positive and more realistic light.

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