Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner

Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner is the CEO and co-founder of Skinner Leadership Institute. She is a trusted advisor, public policy strategist, faith and community leader, author, lecturer, educator, executive coach, and mentor, and has made an indelible imprint in American public policy, government, diversity, and community relations. She has a long history of building bridges and advancing the inclusion of people of all cultures in both the private and public sector. Considered one of Washington’s most influential leaders, she is included in the “Presidential Who’s Who Among Business and Professional Achievers”. She was the first female Executive Director of the Congressional Black Caucus, and continues to serve as spiritual advisor to CBC Members and to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. She is a frequent blogger on policy issues. On a consistent basis, she equips young professionals and clergy leaders as high impact advocates for the underserved. She prays with and for members of Congress from both political parties, following God’s mandate to pray for those in authority. Dr. Williams-Skinner spends time at Ballou High school in Washington, DC, on a job readiness and life skills program. She also works closely with multi- cultural leaders on policy issues such as health care, immigration, criminal justice reform, and voting rights reform.