What does it mean to be a Southernite?
To be affiliated with a true HBCU Alumni legacy that has shaped the future of African Americans families.
LaToria Williams earned her undergraduate degree in Mass Communications from Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, LA. She earned her completed her pedorthist studies through Pro Learn a division of Oklahoma State. She has also completed graduate studies in Public Health.
After graduation from Southern LaToria Williams worked for various fortune 500 companies in product and brand management with an emphasis on urban and multicultural marketing.
Currently, LaToria Williams is the owner and founder of 901 Healthcare a healthcare based consulting firm and medical device supplier located in Memphis Tennessee. 901 Healthcare is also a federal marketplace affiliate that services the entire Southeast and Midwest region of the United States for Medicare and marketplace carriers. Williams is a Certified Pedorthist and US healthcare reform specialist. Williams has numerous articles featured in healthcare publications. Williams also received the Elite Circle of Champions award from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid for her work on the Affordable Care Act. During 2019 Bright Health plan inducted Williams the only African American women selected into the founders circle for the state of Tennessee as a top producing agency.
Williams has always been an advocator for HBCUs in the Memphis community. Willams served as the Southern University Alumni Federation - Memphis Alumni Chapter President. Williams recruited and helped Memphis students obtain over 10 million dollars in scholarships from her alma mater. Williams also serves as a TOP Jag committee organizer. Although she loves her alma mater, she has a true love for students that want to attend college. Williams saw a need for parents to connect with scholarships that are local and national geared towards minority students. Williams created OurEdupromise a scholarship digest listing that is updated weekly with informative information about various outside scholarships. In the Memphis community she has made an impact with students and alumni. Williams also founded the HBCU Women's Empowerment Coalition during 2016.