Brenda Williams 

 

Brenda Williams

Brenda Elizabeth Williams was born and raised in Freetown Sierra Leone, West Africa, by parents Isaac and Georgiana Jones. She migrated with her family to Canada in 2008 as a qualified worker with a Permanent Resident status. She is a mother of two beautiful children, Christel and Joshua who mean the world to her.

She is the Founder and Executive Director of New Life Project Incorporation, a Non-Profit Organization, registered in Canada, Sierra Leone, Cote d’Ivoire, and the USA with the goal of inspiring, educating, and empowering women and children through effective support systems such as empowerment forums, workshops, education and relief programs.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in French and International Relations from the University of Sierra Leone Fourth Bay College Freetown, and a BA in Translation, from the University of Quebec in Montreal Canada.  Brenda equally hold Diplomas in Administration and Business Management from the British College of Professional and Cambridge International.

Brenda has worked in several companies including former J.P Morgan Chase Bank, (now Scotia Bank) in Ottawa as Quality Analyst, the Alzheimer Society of Outaouais, Gatineau, Assistant Coordinator and Translator to the South African Special Envoy to the Peace Keeping force in Cote d’Ivoire and Company Assistant of United Postal Services, Cote d’Ivoire.

She created New Life Women’s World for women in North America to have a safe place for discussions on topics that educate and empower women for their next step in fulfilling their dreams. The goal is to build stronger women, families, and communities, and to effect change within their communities through financial management, healthy lifestyles, entrepreneurship, networking and communication.

Since 2018, she has been organizing Afro-Canadian craft classes which is geared toward developing skills, self-esteem and confidence in kids and teens. The goal is educating the young generation about the Black culture and its values through crafts. In collaboration with Youth Service Bureau and Causeway in Ottawa, providing training and employment for youth and adults through the Youth Job Connect program.  Participants have been easily able to acquire renown jobs in Ottawa at the end of their placement in Newlife. She presently offers French tutoring classes to kids and adult in her Ottawa community because she is aware of the importance of the French language which gave her and her family the opportunity to be in Canada.

In 2018 Brenda received an award from the African Canadians Association Ottawa, (ACAO) for her remarkable contribution towards the African Canadian Community in Ottawa. This year, she was nominated as one of 2020 100 Accomplished Black Women across Canada:

 

  • her support of Black women and girls
  • her support of activities within organizations and groups working for the advancement of Black women and girls
  • Demonstrated leadership through role modelling and/or volunteer activities
  • Three major verifiable accomplishments or achievements over the past ten years.
  • She qually received  a 2021 Community Builder Award from the Black History Ottawa because of her  leadership and community engagement: specifically, her role in creating and running the NewLife Project which inspires, educates, and empowers women, alongside hermany other volunteer and community-building activities.