Meet the woman behind “Strong Enough For a Man, But Made For a Woman.” Carol Williams is the creative force behind memorable ads for Secret deodorant, Pillsbury and the U.S. Army, to name a few. Last year she was the first African-American woman to be inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame. We talk with her about how she has changed the way products are marketed to diverse audiences.

Advertising Hall of Fame’s Carol Williams 15 February,2018Monica Lam


Monica Lam

Monica  is the senior producer of KQED Newsroom, a weekly current affairs TV program, and has reported extensively on the criminal justice system.

Before joining KQED, Monica worked at the Center for Investigative Reporting, where she examined conditions inside maximum security prisons and abuse in state-run institutions for the developmentally disabled. Prior to that, she produced and directed Journey of the Bonesetter’s Daughter, a documentary that follows novelist Amy Tan as she creates an opera based on her family history.

Monica’s work has been honored with a duPont Award, three Emmys, regional and national Murrow Awards, and has been recognized by Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Society of Professional Journalists, Religion Newswriters Association and the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club. Monica studied urban studies at Stanford University and earned a master’s in journalism at University of California at Berkeley. Follow her on twitter: @monicazlam

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