“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived
It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the
- Nelson Mandela
Born in Tanzania, East Africa, Billie moved with her parents to Wilmington NC , then to Syracuse NY and finally to Ridgewood, New Jersey where she grew up.
Billie became a breast cancer survivor at a young age and allowed that among other challenging life experiences to shape her strength, tenacity and perseverance. Subconsciously at the time, she knew that if she was going to fight for her life then she had better make her life worth living. Once a survivor, she gave all of who she was to be the best in her field and became very successful.
Billie spent 27 years working at the Madison Square Garden Company, where she advanced in her career until ultimately she oversaw all administrative, financial and operational activities for the office of the Chief Communications Officer. She also oversaw the Events Group and the multimillion dollar digital asset and historical archive systems for MSG. Throughout her career Billie coached and mentored teams and individuals across all areas of the company.
Billie holds a doctoral degree in management and marketing from Pace University, an MBA from The Ohio State University and a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College.
Additionally, she works with men and women of color to develop and strengthen the skills and insights needed for them to be successful as they climb the corporate ladder. Billie works with individuals and organizations to facilitate better understanding of the importance, necessity and advantages for individual and company success through creating environments that allow everyone to bring all of who they are to the workplace. She coaches and mentors executives to lead with power, courage and grace.
Her goal moving forward is to harness her corporate experience and use it to serve, nurture and strengthen individuals and communities in the areas of race relations and diversity. She wishes to enable each of us to leave behind a unique imprint of the grace filled path we followed as we did our Divine life’s work. Where the legacy we leave behind resembles us because we led with our heart.