Thank you for your confidence in RCLI and the emerging Christian leaders with which we work. Because of your generous gifts, alumni like Leithia are actively leading in their personal, professional, and public places of service.
Leithia Williams, RCLI ’14, emerged from RCLI with self-described “openness”—comfortable not knowing what was next, but prepared for the Spirit’s prompting. “Intentionality met with opportunity is where I’ve learned impact can be made. Being bold enough and intentional enough—amidst my imperfection—I can be the one to step-up and make something happen.”
Fast-forward to October 2017, Leithia now works for GitHub (an online developer platform where 26 million people learn, share, and work together to build software). Over and above her responsibilities as Senior Commercial Counsel, she helped instigate and co-found GitHub’s first Employee Resource Group (ERG). This structured and funded initiative seeks to attract and empower Black employees at the company and across the whole tech industry (particularly within its heavily decentralized ‘remote-first’ culture). Her launch event included representatives from top companies like Twitter, Salesforce, and Lyft. Reflecting on her legal role and her ERG efforts, Leithia explained, “I am unequivocally walking within my calling.”