Cheryl Williams is Vice President of the Women’s Congressional Policy Institute (WCPI). In this role, she provides strategic leadership on WCPI’s operational and programmatic efforts and works with the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues to address issues important to women and girls.
Prior to joining WCPI, Cheryl served as Associate Director of Government Affairs for the United Negro College Fund, where she advocated on behalf of historically black colleges and universities and for increasing access to higher education for low-income students. She also served as Senior Legislative Assistant to Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, where she was a trusted advisor on voting rights, women’s health, labor and employment, education, and appropriations, among other issues.
She earned her bachelor’s degree from Spelman College and her law degree from American University. Cheryl serves on the boards of Everyone Home DC and the CKA SAVE Project, and is a longtime volunteer at Food and Friends.