Elizabeth is a Pacific Northwest native. She was born and raised in Washington's small wine country in Woodinville. She received her undergraduate degree from Western Washington University in Humanities and Social Psychology. Currently she is pursuing her MBA and is about mid-way through the program. The majority of her work experience is with small non-profit organizations in the Pacific Northwest, and she most recently worked in Financial Counseling office for University of Washington Medical Center. She has one little crazy cat named Bagheera who she will greatly miss, but she is excited to join KF25 and begin her fellowship in NYC.

Fellows Blog Posts by Elizabeth Williams

Nov 25, 2014 GO Global Update

This holiday season, let’s put our dollars where we want them- in the hands of the people building and shaping our communities.
Kimberly from Mimik Design Co.
Kiva Zip is asking YOU this week; in addition to supporting small businesses by “Shopping Small” on Saturday November 29th- we urge you to invest BIG. Invest your dollars in entrepreneurs all over the country funding loans through Kiva Zip. What’s the benefit to investing? For starters, you get your money back. I don’t think that purse is going to have that... Continue Reading >>


Oct 8, 2014 GO Global Update

Here we are in the BIG APPLE, a city that plays hard and works even harder. It’s been a busy first month of my fellowship and things aren’t looking to slow down anytime soon. The NYC Zip team here has set the pace – hint; it’s not slow- and I have hit the ground sprinting. Last month, Kiva Zip hosted an event in partnership with Small Business Solutions of NYC. Over 30 business professionals came to hear a Q&A Panel about microfinance. This is where I got to hear first-hand testimonial from one New York’s most recent successfully funded Zip entrepreneurs. Gisele Eboma of Surfing... Continue Reading >>