Bärí is an attorney and business operations executive and startup advisor to companies in the enterprise and e-commerce space. She focuses on diversifying teams, communities and marketing strategies.
We're thrilled to welcome to our team of advisors Bärí A. Williams, former Head of Business Operations Management for North America at StubHub, and former senior commercial attorney at Facebook.
Bärí is an attorney and business operations executive and startup advisor. She currently advises in a legal and operations capacity for Blavity, Owl, Atipica, and now also Cool Cousin. She also serves as an advisor to startups in the enterprise and e-commerce space.
During her time at StubHub, Bärí was responsible for business planning and operations to manage and oversee technical internal and external metrics, product innovation, and partnerships and drive P&L results across the company.
Prior to StubHub, Bärí was a senior commercial attorney at Facebook supporting internet.org connectivity efforts, building drones, satellites, and lasers, and supporting the company's supply chain. She also successfully took on the passion project of creating and implementing Facebook’s Supplier Diversity Program, launched in October 2016.
Bari is also an accomplished speaker, and writer, and her bylines include The New York Times, Fortune, WIRED, The Root, and Fast Company. She has been featured as an inaugural selection for 2017's Recode 100, Elle, Black Enterprise and Essence magazines, and TheRoot.com.
"I believe in Cool Cousin because there is no better way to learn, love, and immerse yourself in a city than having a guide that is truly in and of that community", Bärí wrote upon joining the team.
Bärí is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (BA, Mass Communications), St. Mary’s College of California (MBA), the University of California, Los Angeles (MA, African-American Studies), and the University of California, Hastings College of Law (JD).
Welcome to the fam, Bärí!