Bridget Williams

CEO, Bead and Proceed Limited

In 2018, Bridget took off her High Court gown and put on a necklace… thus Bead and Proceed was born. Bead and Proceed is a social enterprise, which exists to educate people on the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and inspire action towards them through creativity. Her passion for sustainability and using creativity as a tool for innovation has made her a recognised SDGs expert, assisting businesses and organisations with SDG strategic alignment and target reporting. As a former solicitor, Bridget thrives solving complex problems and practicing effective leadership in her governance roles. This includes being Chair of the Fendalton/Waimairi/Harewood Community Board and Trustee of the Christchurch Arts Festival. Bridget is also a member of the Asia New Zealand Foundation Leadership Network a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, which has led her to become a creditable global change maker. Her efforts have been recognised and endorsed by the Rt. Hon. Helen Clark, the JCI Osaka Outstanding Young Person’s Programme and she has been a finalist for the Sustainable Business and Impact Awards.