Kaylee Williams

Representation Matters: Inclusion Ignites Innovation

In a world fueled by innovation, the true catalyst for growth is inclusion. Join the discussion and let’s delve into the transformative power of representation. This engaging talk explores how diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and voices not only enrich our collective experience but also act as a dynamic force propelling innovation forward. Discover the tangible benefits of fostering inclusivity, and learn how unlocking the potential of varied talents can spark creativity, drive innovation, and lead us towards a future where everyone’s unique contributions are valued and in turn, catapult organizations forward

Panel members include:

Paul Richardson, Shea Daniels, Kaylee Williams and Lloyd Yates.

Date + Time: Thursday @ 2:00p – 2:45p

Venue: The Olympic


Kaylee Williams is a venture capitalist, entrepreneur, and business strategist for early-stage startup companies. She is the Investment Director at InnoVenture Iowa, a $30 million co-investment fund designed to support early-stage startup companies in bioscience, advanced manufacturing, and information technology. She is the former President of VolunteerLocal, a volunteer management software company, and the former Head of Customer Development at Roboflow, a Y-Combinator backed startup pioneering the adoption of computer vision across industries. Williams graduated from the University of Iowa in 2012 with a degree in English, and she is passionate about the arts, community service and inclusion/equity in tech. She is the recipient of the 2022 Young Alumni Entrepreneurial Leadership Award from the University of Iowa.