L. Joy Williams is a national political strategist, media thought leader, public speaker, and social justice advocate.
L. Joy is a trusted strategic adviser to elected leaders and organizations across the country and is sought after by various media outlets for her expertise in politics, civic engagement, and social justice.
She is the Founder and Principal of New York-based consulting firm LJW Strategies, President of the Brooklyn NAACP, Creator, Host and Producer of the civic education podcast #SundayCivics and founding Chairman of Higher Heights for America.
She is the current President of Brooklyn NAACP having previously served as the 1st Vice President and an At-Large Board member. She is the youngest adult branch President in the state of New York and one of a handful of branch presidents under the age of 45 in the country. L. Joy leads a generationally diverse all-volunteer branch which works tirelessly to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights for all in Brooklyn.
Throughout her career, L. Joy has continued to demonstrate a strong talent as a political planner and tactician, both in campaign and government politics. She has served in several high-impact leadership positions on behalf of some of New York’s most well-known elected officials and continues to be a respected and well sought after voice in local, state, and national politics.
In addition to her advocacy on social justice issues, L. Joy is a standard bearer in the cause to significantly increase the number of Black women elected to political office. As founding chairman of Higher Heights for America, L. Joy travels the country to train, advise and support efforts to build Black women’s political power and leadership potential. In 2013, L. Joy worked to elect Letitia “Tish” James as the New York City Public Advocate, the first Black woman elected citywide. During the 2014 midterm election, L. Joy managed campaigns in Georgia and Ohio targeting Black women who had only participated in presidential elections to turn them out for the federal midterm and state elections. The successful campaign increased enthusiasm and turnout by over ten percentage points.