Attorney, author, columnist at USA Today and Buzzfeed, speaker, and entrepreneur
Briana Williams is an LA-based attorney, author, columnist at USA Today and Buzzfeed, speaker, and entrepreneur. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her Sustainable Business Strategy certificate from Harvard Business School. She currently sits on the board of Children’s Rights, a non-profit child advocacy organization, as well as coaches business owners in sustainable, digital influence, and finance strategies.
I never give up! You can be 100 times more talented, good-looking, smart, or even credentialed than I am- but you will never outwork me. I give everything, everything I’ve got.
How did you get into the industry?
I would not say that my work stays within the bounds of one, particular industry. Rather, I find ways to connect my interests intra-industrially, so that I can develop skills that allow me to engage with all of my interests, as well as become better in terms of professional development. For example, I practice my writing skills and that training guides my practice as an attorney, but also strengthens my position as a columnist and author. I wouldn’t advise anyone to search for one, particular industry- but to find what they love to do and integrate it into whatever industry they encounter.
Any emerging industry trends?
Each the legal, business, and media (marketing/writing) industries currently struggle with representation. Women and minorities are underrepresented both inter and intra-market, and the result is the fragmented dialogue that narrates our social conditions and guides our corporate development. A trend to develop diversity and inclusion resources is emerging. Not saying it’s working- but at least it’s being recognized.
Any industry opportunities or challenges?
Your greatest challenge will be to stay ahead. To do this you must stay equipped. Find the tools that you need to master your craft and use them. Now.
What’s next for the Business in the near future?
I recently published my book, ‘The Anatomy of the Honey Bee,’ which is a memoir about pain, love, abuse, and overcoming, written in short-story and short-poem format. Otherwise, you’ll have to see 😉 And buy the book!:)
Your key initiatives for the success of the Business?
Never give up. Always know yourself.
My Daily Thoughts:
Goal of the Day: Be present.
Thought of the Day: Do it now.
Action of the Day: Listen.
Deed of the Day: Love myself.
Tip of the Day: Love yourself
A Day in My Life:
What do you love most about Your City? The weather! I cannot stand cold climates.
What are you doing at:
6:00 AM – Putting my alarm clock on ‘Snooze’ for 10 more minutes! lol
10:00 AM – At the law firm, doing lawyer stuff!
12:00 PM – Favorite Lunch spot/meal? Pasta
7:00 PM – Finally getting home!
11:00 PM – Reading/learning/building/growing!
Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account? Instagram! My favorite account is Humans of New York.
What should everyone try at least once? Everything!
Where do you enjoy getting lost? Definitely not on the I-10 lol.. But I’d say in my thoughts/dreams.
What Else to Know?