Tracy Williams

Director, Intellectual Capital

As a director on the intellectual capital team, Tracy advances Omidyar Network’s strategy, research, impact, and learning agendas across regions and initiatives.

Prior to joining Omidyar Network, Tracy was at McKinsey, where she was most recently the firm’s Global Practice Manager for Economic Development, where she helped to build and manage the internal infrastructure across knowledge, client, and people to support McKinsey’s economic development work around the world. During her five years at McKinsey, she worked across the public, private, and social sectors in South Africa, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and the US and touched various sectors including healthcare, agriculture, power, and mining. She was also a founder of the DC Social Impact Group (SIG), an all-volunteer effort by the McKinsey DC office to support local area nonprofits. Before joining McKinsey, Tracy worked for five years in economic policy and international development, including at The Hamilton Project (Brookings Institution), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Naandi Foundation in Hyderabad, India.

Tracy earned her B.A. from Stanford University in political science and economics with Honors and Distinction.  She completed two graduate degrees as a Marshall Scholar in the United Kingdom in International Politics (University of Wales, Aberystwyth) and Development Studies (Institute for Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex).