Joy Williams is the founder and CEO of SoulJoy Wellness. The company’s goal it improve health and wellness in the Black faith community. SoulJoy Wellness (SJW) uses faith, fitness and fun to improve health outcomes.
Prior to launching SJW, Joy spent six and a half years at ESPN. Over that time, Joy served as began as Senior Director of Sponsorship Development for ESPN’s Domestic and International Production. Joy also served International Production while in the Business Operations Department.
Previously, Ms. Williams served as Assistant Vice President at JP Morgan Chase in the central marketing group of the Retail Bank. She completed a twelve – month executive officer training program at JP Morgan Chase emphasizing marketing, strategic development, and process management. In addition, Joy worked at HBO, MTV, WCBS-TV and Cablevision.
Ms. Williams earned a Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College, a Master of Business Administration from The Columbia Business School, and a Master of Arts in Media Studies from The New School University.
While at The Columbia Business School, Joy was the first African American woman elected president of the student body. After graduation, Joy served as President of the African American Alumni Association of Columbia Business School. Currently, Joy is a coach for Columbia’s Career Management Center.
Joy served on the board of the Alumnae and Alumni Association of Vassar College as the chair of the Nominating Committee. Following this term, Joy served as Chair of the Nominating Committee for the African American Alumni Association of Vassar College.
Joy is a former board member of the WICT New England chapter and a Betsy Magness alum (Class XIV). In addition, Joy frequently volunteers for WICT service.
Joy was ordained an Elder in the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Roosevelt, NY. She is the former leader of the church’s health ministry. In addition, Joy has served as leader of Gospel Dance Fitness Ministry. Joy also served as manager of the Living Well Lady Fitness Center in Manhattan, NY.
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