Amelia (“Amy”) Williams has carved a distinctive career pathway that traverses the fields of fashion design, post-secondary design education, and change leadership consulting, all united by a core theme of sustainable innovation. Trained as a fashion designer, Amy’s creations found form in factories across the globe. Transitioning into academia, she emerged as a design ideation professor, nurturing nascent innovators to chase their aspirations while adhering to responsible and ethical practices. Now part of the global consulting group MAPx Guild, Amy applies her design expertise to inspire creativity and mindfulness in her change leadership practice. Committed to high integrity, she develops sustainability leadership coursework and leads professional development design thinking workshops to foster industry behavior change. In her roles as a consultant, a professor, and a founding board member, Amy aids individuals, teams, and organizations to align their purpose-driven practices with value, challenging traditional paradigms.
Amy completed her BFA in fashion design from Parsons School of Design at The New School. She holds two graduate certificates, one in learning, design, and technology from the University of Southern California, and the other from the California College of the Arts Leading by Design Fellowship program. Amy earned her EdD in organizational change and leadership from USC’s Rossier School of Education, with her research focused on sustainability leadership. Throughout her multidimensional career, Amy continues to contribute to responsible innovation across a variety of industry sectors.