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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Elynor Williams.

Author: Elynor Williams; Larry Crowe; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Corporate executive Elynor A. Williams was born on October 27, 1946 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She received her B.A. degree from Spelman College in 1966. Williams then joined Eugene Butler High School as a home economics teacher. In 1968, she became an editor for General Foods Corporation. Williams received her M.A. degree in communication arts from Cornell University in 1973. She then became a communications  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Elynor Williams
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Elynor Williams; Larry Crowe; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1003150696
Credits: Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Performer(s): Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Chicago, Illinois
2012 April 19.
Description: 1 online resource (7 video files (3 hr., 19 min., 26 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Elynor Williams
Elynor Williams

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Corporate executive Elynor A. Williams was born on October 27, 1946 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She received her B.A. degree from Spelman College in 1966. Williams then joined Eugene Butler High School as a home economics teacher. In 1968, she became an editor for General Foods Corporation. Williams received her M.A. degree in communication arts from Cornell University in 1973. She then became a communications specialist for North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service and a public relations specialist for Western Electric Company. Williams joined the Sara Lee Corporation in 1983, serving as director of corporate and public affairs before being promoted to vice president of public responsibility in 1990, becoming the company’s first African American corporate officer. After leaving the Sara Lee Corporation, Williams served as president and managing director of Chestnut Pearson and Associates. She also became a founding board member of the Executive Leadership Council and Spelman College Corporate Women’s Roundtable. .

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