AIYEMOBISI WILLIAMS

CO-FOUNDER, CHIEF INSIGHTS OFFICER

Portrait of Bisi Williams.
 

Aiyemobisi “Bisi” Williams has worn many hats in pursuit of making the world a better place for all its inhabitants. A journalist, designer, wife and mother, she currently serves as Chief Inspiration Officer for Massive Change Network, the design consultancy she co-founded with Bruce Mau. Williams taps into visionary thinking and emerging trends across disciplines to inform and evolve holistic strategies and tools to create value and drive sustainable growth for clients. Under her leadership, Massive Change Network has become a global firm committed to shaping and defining the emerging practice of enterprise design.

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Williams grew up in Canada and graduated from Ryerson University with a degree in Journalism. She held a series of positions with media firms where she developed an intense focus on bridging the gap between popular culture and high art, literature, and political transformation. Prior to the inception of Massive Change Network, Williams founded WildFlower, an annual Toronto event and social accelerator committed to diversity and human development. She led creative development of special events in Toronto for organizations and institutions committed to creating a better world such as The Art Gallery of Ontario, the Each One Teach One adult literacy program and The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. In her adopted hometown of Chicago, Williams continues to participate in developing creative events for major cultural institutions, including The Shedd Aquarium, Ravinia Festival, and the Fashion Department of The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. She also has served as an academic advisor for the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.