Based in New York City, College Code is a national leadership consultancy that works at the intersection of education and workforce development in support of students and early career professionals. The mission of College Code is to equip the next gen of diverse leaders for excellence in college and career by partnering with mission driven career exploration, readiness, and navigation. College Code's values are learning, community, education, and leadership and our engagement approach is rooted in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Career Readiness: Only 4 in 10 U.S. College Students Feel Well-Prepared for Their Future Careers; Perceptions of Preparedness Vary Widely By Gender - McGraw Hill
Career Exploration: Students are seeking additional help in preparing for their careers, with 51 percent indicating they would like more internships and professional experiences. - McGraw Hill
Talent Development: Employers and graduating seniors differed greatly when it came to rating proficiency in competencies such as professionalism/work ethic, oral/written communications, and leadership as students considered themselves much more proficient than did employers. - NACE
- To provide career opportunities that helps students and early career professionals reach their fullest potential through our suite of consulting, training, and coaching services
- To deliver exceptional, customized coaching and advising to diverse students and early career professionals
To support and develop the nextgen of diverse leaders committed to progress.
To support organizations in developing early career talent and building more inclusive and equitable cultures for the future of work
Chelsea C. Williams is the Founder & Career Strategist of College Code, a national leadership consultancy based in New York City on a mission to support the next generation of diverse leaders through career exploration, readiness, and navigation. Chelsea is a respected bridge builder and connector who for a decade, has supported mission-driven organizations that advance education, workforce development, and leadership across the United States and in Sydney, Australia. Chelsea also advises and speaks at Fortune 1000 companies on building and implementing inclusion & diversity strategies for the workforce, workplace, and marketplace. Prior to pioneering her dream company, Chelsea worked on Wall Street at Barclays and Lazard Asset Management.
Chelsea supports her community through the Jackie Robinson Foundation Alumni Association, the New York Chapter of Education Pioneers Alumni Association, and the Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Chelsea obtained her BA in Economics from Spelman College.
OUR MEDIA FEATURES
College Code was featured in the Small Business Spotlight at WCBS Newsradio 880, New York, for a conversation on generations in the workplace. Given our support of GenZ talent nationwide, we provided perspective on the importance of understanding generational differences in building stronger teams and ultimately propel business growth.
College Code Founder, Chelsea Williams was featured in the October 2019 Best Practices for the National Association of College and Employers. She shares the importance of creating DEI strategies that support early career hires for more productive, engaged, and innovative employees.
I would be remiss if I didn't first acknowledge what a privilege it was for me to personally meet Chelsea at our annual Presidential Leadership Summit. I immediately felt connected to her and was blown away by the care that she showed our students throughout the weekend. Aside from the excitement of meeting her, I was blown away by her presentation and the attention she gave to every individual that she came in contact with. Throughout the conference, students had the opportunity to schedule individual coaching sessions with Chelsea. Word about how impactful those sessions were spread like wildfire and before we knew it, sessions were booked and students were downstairs at 7 AM just hoping for a chance to meet her. Thank you Chelsea for your commitment to the comprehensive (mind, body, soul) well being of people.
Valencia Warren, Deputy Director,
National Campus Leadership Council
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