Dr. Shante Williams is currently the CEO of Black Pearl Global Investments, a $25M venture capital fund. She is a distinguished Venture Capitalist, business owner, Inventor, Intellectual Property Strategist, and Private Investor. In her career years, she has used her wealth of scientific knowledge as well as her passion for innovation to solve multiple complex problems across the industries of health, finance, and real estate.
Best known for her creative problem-solving approach, Dr. Williams’ impressive professional qualities and ethics make it easy for her to transition into various career paths seamlessly. Her proven track record of excellence and leadership has been an integral part of growth for many individuals and businesses.
Before her current position, she worked fully in the medical field and is widely recognized for her stellar discovery of innovative chemotherapy treatments for high-grade invasive brain tumors. As soon as she discovered how to apply her innovative prowess to other facets of her industry, she earned numerous leadership positions.
Dr. Shante was formerly the Vice President of Technology Acquisition in the Healthcare sector, the Director of Mergers and Acquisitions in the Consumer Healthcare Industry, even the Director of Intellectual Property in the Electric Drive Vehicle Industry. Having enjoyed remarkable years of accomplishment in Corporate America, she founded her first company, RW Capital Partners, which became an industry-leading firm specializing in Real Estate, Technology Development, Start-up/Stand-up, and Business Disputes Resolution. Her knowledge remains pivotal to helping entrepreneurs evolve and become more informed.
She is a proud graduate of Winston-Salem State University (BS, Chemistry), The Ohio State University (PhD, in Integrated Biomedical Science specializing in Neuro-Oncology and Pharmacology), Queen’s University of Charlotte (MBA). Dr. Williams has received numerous awards for her business and entrepreneurship efforts including 2020 Charlotte Inno Opportunity Champion award, 2019 Charlotte 50 Most Influential Women recognition, 2018 Athena International Young Professional Award, 2017 Alumni Achiever Award- Winston Salem State University, 2017 Charlotte Chamber Young Professional Entrepreneur Award Winner, 2017 Charlotte Business Journal 40 under 40 Award.
In the venture capital sector, Dr. Shante continues to break barriers with Black Pearl’s fund focused on reducing health disparities across the globe. Black Pearl is an advocate for those that continue to experience inferior outcomes and reduced access. Black Pearl’s tag line “Be Well. Do Well.” captures the firm’s mission to invest in transformative companies around the world. Dr. Shante and her partners are seeking to change healthcare worldwide.
Dr. Shante also serves the community as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Black Chamber of Commerce and Heal Charlotte, a non-profit dedicated to holistic community change. Also, she is a Community Advisory Board Member for the local NPR affiliate WFAE 90.7, and a Community advisor for Shelter to Shutters a non-profit that deploys marketplace solutions to solve homelessness.
I am on a mission to inspire and create the next generation of investors. If we are to become the billionaires of the next decade we must be the investors in the businesses that will anchor our communities and drive us to a better future. Let’s invest together!
CEO & Founder Of Black Pearl Global Investments
Dr. Shanté Williams is a former Experimental Therapeutics Translational Scientist turned Investor, Intellectual Property Strategist and Innovation enthusiast. Over the the past 10 years, Dr. Williams spent her time developing and designing impactful technologies that have enhanced the patient experience and led to improved outcomes. Dr. Williams is the author on several peer-reviewed journal articles and named as an inventor on several US and Foreign patents. Dr. Williams has received numerous awards for her investment, business, entrepreneurial efforts and speaking engagements. Dr. Williams is a proud graduate of Winston-Salem State University (BS, Chemistry), The Ohio State University (PhD, in Integrated Biomedical Science specializing in Neuro-Oncology and Pharmacology), Queen’s University of Charlotte (MBA). Dr. Williams is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina USA.
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