B.J. Wiley Williams is Founder and Chief Executive Officer at SoHookd. She is a certified wellness-nerd and fitness fanatic with 20+ years of experience working in the wellness, hospitality, and private equity industries with industry-leading companies such as lululemon, HEI Hotels & Resorts, and Citigroup.
B.J. has received numerous awards, including being recognized as a well-being thought leader by the American College of Sports Medicine and for founding the most innovative company by Washington Business Journal. B.J. has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from the University of Virginia.
Outside of the office, B.J. stays active by spinning, practicing pilates, traveling with her husband, and volunteering with several organizations that sustain the culture and the economic survival of African Americans.
Personally, I’m a wellness-nerd and fitness enthusiast. Wellness has always been a powerful anchor in my life – physically, mentally, spiritually. That is why I founded SoHookd with the mission to inspire healthy lifestyles and unlock access to wellness for all.
Wellness is often treated like a privilege; it is only accessible to those who are “in the know.” In reality, wellness is a category desired across gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic groups. Everyone deserves access to aspirational offerings that elevate their mental and physical well-being, and it is important that all segments of the population have access to wellness offerings.
At SoHookd, we are committed to making wellness more desirable, accessible, and affordable, so that we can play our part in closing the health equity gap.
Says B.J. Wiley Williams.