Carlisha Williams Bradley

An acclaimed executive leader, author, educator and coach, Carlisha devotes her career, expertise, and voice as an advocate for women and girls worldwide. She specializes in supporting women to excel, expand, and elevate their leadership.

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There are people waiting for you to walk in your purpose for them to discover theirs. The people you are called to impact are waiting for you to show up fully.

— Carlisha Williams Bradley —

Passion + Purpose

At the core, Carlisha stands for global impact from her hometown in Tulsa, OK to Africa she's making a ripple effect of positive change!

Making Impact Count:

One Woman
Countries Reached
Thousand Global Miles Traveled
Women Served

Carlisha's Impact

  • Carlisha Williams Bradley is one of the very few dynamic personalities that has moved me beyond words. Working with her in for the first Girls Leading Our World Leadership Conference in Banjul, The Gambia, I discovered her to be an inspirational speaker and great mentor. Not only is she endowed with so many capabilities, she also has an amazing leadership presence. Her oratory skills and deep compassion define Carlisha’s outstanding niche. She is so passionate, highly confident and believes in getting the desired results.”

    — Hatab Fadera, Founder and National Coordinator, Side By Side Organisation The Gambia —
  • Your life and decisions have and will impact hundreds of thousands of school children. Thank you for saying, yes.

    — Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public School Instruction, Joy Hofmeister —
  • “You will cry, you will laugh…..but most importantly, you will see that you are not alone in your feelings or situation. I walked away feeling that I had been hugged by many loving arms!   Carlisha…she is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. A true inspiration to both young and old alike!”

    — Kelly Scott, First Lady of FBCNT —
  • “Carlisha Williams Bradley is one of the best motivational speakers and workshop presenters I have encountered. She does a brilliant job of establishing a rapport with her audience and she has a natural ability to make even the shyest participants feel comfortable.  Carlisha’s interweaving of personal stories throughout her presentation helps establish even more credibility to the workshop topic.  She is inspiring, energetic and thought-provoking while at the same time is highly skilled at sharing her knowledge with passion and grace. I highly recommend Carlisha!.”

    — Yvonne Underwood Holmes, Youth Initiative Coordinator —
  • Carlisha Williams is an effective and inspirational speaker for any type of group or event. We invited her to serve as the Mistress of Ceremonies for our annual World Cultures Summit, an event that welcomes 600 local middle school students to learn about the various countries and cultures of Africa, as well as to speak to our Young Professionals group. World Cultures Summit attendees said it was the best one yet, largely due to Carlisha’s leadership! The Young Professionals left the event impressed with Carlisha’s accomplishments and inspired by the work of Woman Empowering Nations.

    — Betsy Blanks, Senior Education Development Manager, World Affairs Council of Greater Houston —
  • Carlisha is a tireless advocate for students who will work to ensure every child in the state has access to an excellent and equitable education. 

    — Elisa Villanueva Beard, CEO of Teach For America —
  • Carlisha was a driving force to helping me build my career strategy, closing the gap from purpose to practice. As a leader in the public sector, her experiences provided with incomparable perspective and access, which allowed me to reimagine the possibilities of my leadership. Through Carlisha’s deep questioning and expertise in vision-setting, I was able to recognize my strengths and broaden the scope of how I can apply these strengths in my career and beyond. 

    — Cherae Nash —
  • As an entrepreneur seeking growth in my business, Carlisha’s depth of knowledge and collective experiences helped me to highlight my current strengths, while also developing core leadership competencies. Through Carlisha’s guidance, I was able to integrate my accumulated life experiences with purpose while building a revenue generating business for social good. Carlisha provides the necessary framework that connects my skills to my life mission. Due to her investment, I am able to lead with authenticity and intentionality. 

    — Dawn Brown —

Global Impact

Carlisha shares the work of her nonprofit organization, Women Empowering Nations. Learn more at WENations.org


There’s power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice.

— Michelle Obama —


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