Full Name
Kedda Williams
Job Title
Executive Director, Financial Education, Equity and Impact
Magnetar Capital Foundation
Speaker Bio
Kedda M. Williams is the Executive Director of Financial Education, Equity and Impact at the Magnetar Capital Foundation, the social impact arm of alternative asset manager Magnetar Capital. She is charged with broadening the reach and impact of Magnetar’s financial education initiative, which aims to democratize access to high-quality financial education across the U.S.

Previously, Kedda served as the Deputy Director of the Opportunity Institute's P-12 program where she was responsible for strategic planning, fundraising and partnerships. Her work included assisting state and local educational agencies in matters related to research, advocacy, civil rights and educational equity.

Before that, Kedda was a senior policy advisor for EducationCounsel LLC where she worked on a range of education policy issues linked to accountability, assessments, and school climate and culture. Earlier in her career, Kedda worked for the New Jersey Department of Education as Director of Strategic Communications and Partnerships, and as a consultant on college/career readiness and youth re-engagement to Newark Public Schools.

Kedda is passionate about mentorship and service. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. as well as an alumna volunteer and mentor at her undergraduate and graduate institutions. She has led and served on the boards of organizations that support historically marginalized young people and is currently a board member at DC-based non-profit Kid Power Inc.

Kedda received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies from New York University, her Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and her Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
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