DERRICA D WILLIAMS
National Council of Negro Women
Derrica Williams is the President for the DeKalb NCNW Section. She is the immediate past 1st Vice President of this Section and is excited about started her 2018-2020 term with the committed sisters in the DeKalb NCNW Section. Derrica joined NCNW in 2011 and has since become a Life Member.
She is originally from Atlanta, Georgia and grew up in DeKalb County with a pretty big family (6 brothers and sisters, 3 of which are triplets!). She is the self-proclaimed “World’s Best Auntie” to her 5 nieces and nephews. Derrica is a classically trained flutist who started playing at the age of 9 and attended Clark Atlanta University on a music scholarship where she majored in Accounting. Derrica’s professional career includes the title of Regional Underwriting Manager for two large mortgage lending institutions (National City Bank and Option One Mortgage).
She is currently the Internal Operations Manager for Concepts, Inc. located in Decatur, Georgia. Derrica is very active in the community and volunteers for several organizations: Lakeside High School Foundation – Board Member (National Alumni Chair), Communications Chair-Junior League of DeKalb, Auxiliary Board Member for E.D. Cube, Inc., an organization that mentors girls at Tri-Cities High School and is a Youth Leader at Gospel Hope Church in Decatur, Georgia. Derrica is also a proud 2017 Leadership DeKalb Graduate.
In addition to playing the flute, Derrica’s favorite hobbies include reading, traveling, cooking and a secret fun fact is she LOVES rollercoasters!
The National Council of Negro Women is an “organization of organizations” (comprised of 300 campus and community-based sections and 32 national women’s organizations) that enlightens, inspires and connects more than 2,000,000 women and men. Its mission is to lead, advocate for, and empower women of African descent, their families and communities. NCNW was founded in 1935 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, an influential educator and activist, and for more than fifty years, the iconic Dr. Dorothy Height was president of NCNW. Johnnetta Betsch Cole was elected Chair of NCNW in 2018, ushering in a new era of social activism and continued progress and growth for the organization. Today, NCNW’s programs are grounded on a foundation of critical concerns known as “Four for the Future”. NCNW promotes education with a special focus on science, technology, engineering and math; encourages entrepreneurship, financial literacy and economic stability; educates women about good health and HIV/AIDS; promotes civic engagement and advocates for sound public policy and social justice.
Derrica’s favorite quote from Mary McLeod Bethune, NCNW Founder is: “Faith is the first factor in a life devoted to service. Without it, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible.”