Miller – Harper – Williams is a San Francisco based partnership started by three friends with a mission to change the face of Silicon Valley and beyond. We leverage our global expertise to help our clients develop robust inclusion and equity strategies to empower organizations and their employees. We are dedicated to equipping underrepresented professionals and students with the tools to not only thrive in their careers but excel.
We Are Excited To:
- Connect students to cultural concepts and philosophies that will help them excel in new environments
- Curate intimate employee experiences to foster a sense of community and increase employee engagement
- Elevate the emotional and cultural intelligence of global leaders
- Refresh the antiquated diversity and inclusion programs to retain precious talent
Meet Safiya Miller
Safiya Miller is a Silicon Valley Tech Guru working at Microsoft and a San Francisco based beauty and style consultant. She is one of the the youngest Strategic Account Executives at Microsoft where she empowers her clients to achieve more by embracing technology to innovate in today’s digital economy. She brings global business development experience from the finance and technology industry and has been recognized as a Circle of Excellence Winner at Microsoft in 2017 and 2018. In 2016, Safiya co-founded the Silicon Valley chapter of Blacks at Microsoft – an important diversity and inclusion initiative.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Safiya completed her MBA as a Roy H. Park Leadership Fellow in the Johnson program at Cornell University in 2015 where she focused on digital marketing and entrepreneurship. She completed her undergraduate studies at Harvard where she received a B.A. in Psychology and a foreign language citation in Spanish. Following college, she started her career at Citigroup as an analyst in the Securities and Fund Services division in Manhattan. In 2011, Safiya was selected to work in Citi’s Sao Paulo, Brazil office for 2 years to proactively manage 30 Asset Manager relationships and create the largest emerging market fund services sales strategy in LatAm. For her MBA summer internship she worked at Google with the Large Customer Sales – Unilever team in New York.
Safiya is an optimist, yogi, and fashion enthusiast who loves to smile and inspire others to live their best life.
Meet Joy Harper
Joy Harper is an aspiring CFO who loves to discuss tax, finance, technology, cryptocurrency, and a little bit of fashion. Currently, Joy leads the Capital Markets (Treasury) Tax initiative at Google. Before joining Google Joy worked at BlackRock where she led the taxation of financial instruments, securities lending, information reporting and withholding, and more. From 2003 – 2014, Joy worked at EY in various offices providing tax advice to clients in international tax, financial services, and capital markets in San Francisco, London, D.C.,and Cleveland. She has extensive capital markets, treasury, and tax experience.
Joy studied African-American History and Accounting at Miami University, earned a Masters of Accountancy at Case Western Reserve University, and rounded out her education with a Juris Doctorate from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Joy enjoys discussing all things finance, career development, and diversity and inclusion.
Lastly, Joy is a Board member of Citizen Schools a non-profit that equips young people with the skills, access, and beliefs they need to thrive as students and succeed as adults in the modern economy. She also helped found a non-profit in San Francisco, called The Recharge Group, which focuses on aggregating and accelerating black wealth and philanthropy in Silicon Valley.
Meet Rachel Williams
Rachel Williams is a Bay Area native with more than 20 years of experience in Silicon Valley. Most of her experience spans human resources – recruiting, strategic organizational change, culture & learning development. Most recently she’s held roles as the first Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at StubHub where she focused her efforts on the company’s workforce, workplace and marketplace to drive inclusion.
Rachel’s passionate about developing unique programming to help build a culture of openness and belonging that embraces diversity as a dimension of a company’s overall talent strategy. Prior to StubHub, Rachel was the first Head of Diversity & Inclusion and Corporate Recruiting at Yelp. Building Yelp’s diversity initiatives from the ground up to accelerate action, which led to an 10 percent increase in women in Engineering in the company, as well as the creation of numerous Employee Resource and Affinity Groups that had more than 75 percent employee participation, among other accomplishments.
The foundation of her mission is simple: Great ideas come from all types of people with all types of experiences. Therefore, she believes that just like great ideas have no boundaries, nor should an employee’s experience.
Rachel has spoken on her work and thought leadership at numerous conferences and universities like: Tech Inclusion Conference, SXSW, the White House, North Carolina A&T, Harvard Business School, Stanford Business School, Northwestern Kellogg School of Management and MIT Sloan. Rachel graduated from UC Berkeley (Go Bears!) and enjoys spending time with her more than 300 family members whenever she can.