President & Executive Director
We can't wait for the crisis to overtake our clients, but we must be proactive and meet the probability and situation in its beginning stages, to not only identify it, but develop systems to eliminate it. #AnotherKCWMoment
Kimberly C. Williams, an innovator and trail blazer, project manager, life coach, radio/tv host & executive producer, author, speaker, social entrepreneur, visionary, and advocate currently serving as the Subsidiary Rights Specialist, in the APA Publishing directorate of the American Psychological Association (APA). As the Subsidiary Rights Specialist she manages all International Foreign Rights and Audio Book Agreements for APA Books & Videos, Magination Press, and APA LifeTools.
During her first year at APA Publishing she has raised revenues over 100% for her division, in which she handles all operations. She has continued to increase revenues yearly, to the tune of over 2 million dollars. Her day-to-day work causes her to cross-collaborate with every division within APA Publishing and APA, which gives her the ability to literally utilize her position globally to create partnerships for impact. In 2018 she negotiated and penned APA's first ever publishing agreement for an Audiobook with an African American publishing company.
Kimberly led the charge in 2018 and assisted with promotions through non-traditional partnerships with National Action Network, which caused an early release date for the children’s book Something Happened in Our Town (2018). She attended the 2018 National Action Network’s National Convention in New York City where she spoke with the grandmother of Stephon Clark, an African-American young man who was gunned down by policemen in his grandmother’s back yard. She presented the book to the family and his little sister. Her push led to APA Publishing sending her and two of the authors of the book to Sacramento, CA to personally meet Stephon’s family and executed readings at two Freedom Schools and a Black Owned Book Store in the area. Kimberly convened and moderated a community town hall with the authors, community leaders, clergy, local youth, and residents on police brutality and the mental impact it leaves. These events garnered local and international media attention from five different media outlets to include Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Latino Station Univision 19 and the local newspaper, The Sacramento Bee. In 2020, Kimberly negotiated the first ever Book Club and Dramatic Rights deal, with the highest ever advance for Magination Press for the same title after the death of George Floyd. In Minneapolis, Minnesota. The book later became a New York Times Best Seller. In March 2022, the Stage Play of the title will be presented by the Children’s Theatre Company, in Minneapolis. The script was written by Cheryl West.
In 2018, Kimberly was quoted twice in Publisher's Weekly Magazine while in attendance at the Beijing International Book Fair in Beijing, China. It was here that she discovered the lack of diversity in publishing and realized that she was not only representing APA, but she was a trailblazer for other women of color who would come behind her, as she was the of the only African American Women on the show floor conducting business. Since then, she was a featured contributor in IBPA’s Independent Magazine’s feature on the Subsidiary Rights Industry, during COVID-19.
Kimberly has served her community and the movement behind the scenes as an advocate for many years. She began volunteering in the DC Bureau Office of NAN in 2010 working closely with Janaye Ingram during events and some day-to-day activities. She served as a lead logistics volunteer during marches and preparation and implementation of many MLK Breakfast events and Legislative and Policy Conferences. In 2012, she was one of the founding members and the Political Policy Committee Chair of the NAN DC Chapter. She Volunteered for the DC Bureau Office as Assist. to the Nat'l Exec. Dir. for the NAN and was the Co-Chair of the PR/Media/Credentialing Volunteers segment of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. Kimberly then came on board as part of the National Staff in the DC Bureau Office. During her time there she helped with pre and on-site logistics and implemented the National Convention including being a part of the staff during the historic visit of Pres. Barak Obama, and the Women’s Power Luncheon in 2015. Kimberly coordinated over 250 volunteers, talent, and assisted with the victims’ families for the March for Justice in 2014. In September 2015, she assisted with pre-show and day of production during the taping of the live airing of TV One’s inaugural taping of the Triumph Awards. Kimberly continues to serve community and those who lead the charge by providing project management, volunteer coordination, and support services for several grassroots organizations to include NCBCP/BWR, NAN, and local chapters of these groups. In 2020, Kimberly handled the ADA and Accessibility Coordination and assisted with the televised programming and volunteer coordination for the 57th Anniversary of the March on Washington, Commitment March: Get Your Knee Off Our Necks. The first planned and executed in the midst of a Global Pandemic lead by Rev. Al Sharpton and planned by Ebonie Riley as seen in the National Geographic Magazine.
Kimberly wrote a testimonial in 2013 to Pres. Obama and was chosen by the White House to stand with him during his speech on Unemployment Insurance Extensions in January 2014. She is the founder of the “Discovering Your Destiny” Conference, the WOMB Retreat Series and the I Am H.E.R. (Healed, Empowered, and Restored) Conference Series, and Nikao Outreach, Inc. where she bridges the gap between welfare to wealth and breaks cycles of generation poverty to give birth to generational wealth. She holds four levels of licensure in ministry. She is the hosted and was the executive producer of @kcwmoments UNPLUGGED Real and Relevant on WBGR Gospel Network, a Talk Radio and Internet TV Show. Shows are broadcast Internationally via Amazon & Roku TV. She is the CEO of KCWms Enterprises, LLC, House of Sam Online Boutique.
A survivor of rape and domestic violence. An overcomer of homelessness and mother of four. Grandmother of two. Her first book “AnotherKCWMoment” is due to release soon and her second entitled “Loving Me Through and Past My Pain” A Journey Through Life in Search of Right Relationship will follow.