Erin Lynn Williams (she/her/elle) leads the Constellations Culture Change Fund & Initiative, housed at The Center for Cultural Power, where she also acts as the Chief Field Building Officer. Constellations is a collaborative fund that redistributes resources to BIPOC artist disruptors, culture bearers, and cultural strategy organizations working at the intersection of arts, narrative and cultural strategy and social justice.
Previously at Global Fund for Women and the International Women’s Health Coalition (now Fos Feminista), Erin led global strategies to resource activists and gender justice movements advancing sexual and reproductive justice, feminist technology and Generation Equality Forum accountability. As a mentor and coach, Erin works alongside her philanthropic colleagues to deepen their collective institutional value alignment on trust-based and participatory grantmaking, and diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
As a Black mixed-race radical listener, activist grantmaker, and change navigator, Erin has lived and worked in Canada, Belgium, Botswana, Jamaica and the US, and has experience as a pregnancy options counselor, a youth sexuality educator, and as a coalition director to end gender-based violence. Erin weaves her love of singing, dancing, theatre, mindfulness and somatic practice into her life and work.
Erin holds a Master of Social Work from Carleton University and a graduate certificate in Principles and Practices of Organization Development from Columbia University. She speaks English and French, is motivated by cultivating deep relationships and trust, and tries her best to live up to these words by Kay Ryan, “Intention doesn’t sweeten. It should be picked young and eaten.”
- Constellations Culture Change Fund & Initiative
- Coaching | Communicating About Wealth | Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | Strategic Grantmaking | Women and Giving
- New York, Lenape Land
- 21/64 Virtual Approach Training