Dr. Lisa Williams
Dr. Williams has been recognized as an international trailblazer when it comes to Black dolls. Her company “World of Entertainment, Publishing and Inspiration” (World of EPI) was formed with a mission to provide children with access to dolls that encourage them to dream, promote intelligence, challenge perceptions, and open their hearts to all types of beauty. She built her company from a revenue loser to a multimillion-dollar earner with distribution deals for her product with Toys R Us, HSN, Target, Sears, Kmart, Meijer,Overstock and Walmart. In 2013, her company was recognized by Walmart with the MLK Visionary Award.