Edna Kane-Williams

by Justin Cates
Edna Kane-Williams
Executive Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer

Edna Kane-Williams serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for AARP.

In this role, Kane Williams has the responsibility for driving AARP’s enterprise diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy encompassing our workforce, workplace, and marketplace. She leads strategies for multicultural audiences and age discrimination and oversees the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Advisory Council and AARP’s Strategic Enterprise Employee Resource Groups. Before this appointment, she served as Senior Vice President of Multicultural Marketing at AARP.

Kane Williams was a Coro Foundation Fellow and a Diversity Executive Leadership Program fellow for the American Society of Association Executives.

Kane Williams has received numerous career awards, including the Spirit of Democracy Award from the National Coalition of Black Civic Participation.

Kane Williams is currently on the advisory board for the forthcoming Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum, the Board of Trustees for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Company, and the Legal Counsel for the Elderly. She previously served as a board member of the Black Women’s Health Imperative and The Center for Responsible Lending.

Kane Williams holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.A. from George Washington University.

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