HR Mavericks

HR Maverick

Halima K. McWilliams

Halima K. McWilliams

Halima is an Associate Principal at Corgan, a global architecture and design firm. Halima has over 25 years of years of experience in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) as well as strategic HR to aid organizations in crafting customized, practical and realistic solutions that work. She is continuously sought out for her thought leadership on workplace culture, talent pipeline building, community collaboration and employee experience work. In her spare time, Halima is an international best-selling author of Living Up to My Name, which is captured in the anthology: Overcoming – Living Our Best Life In Spite Of.

What words of advice and encouragement would you give to someone just starting out in HR?

For those just starting their career in HR - be open to every opportunity along the journey even if it doesn't "look" like the typical path. Many times those undefined roles lead to you being able to create future opportunities for yourself as well as allow you to add to your skills and experiences tool chest in a very practical way. Trust me, it's important!