Ati Williams - Netflix's "Hack My Home" Host & Renowned Design-Builder
Ati Williams is a renowned Design-Builder and the engaging TV host of Netflix's “Hack My Home.” As the creative mind behind Honeycomb Design Build, she wears many (hard) hats expertly balancing her roles as a designer, general contractor, real estate developer, business innovator, and philanthropist. Ati is also the Founder of the residential real estate brokerage firm DC Home Buzz (recently acquired).
Ati became interested in renovation and real estate when she purchased her first home in 2004. After making minor renovations, she resold her home. Since then, she was hooked. With over two decades in real estate and construction, Ati has revitalized numerous spaces, tackling everything from subtle makeovers to extensive rehabs. As one of the few black women in the construction realm, her passion is a driving force, inspiring the next generation of female builders and entrepreneurs. A dedicated advocate for women in business, she actively contributes to the Entrepreneur's Organization and Pipeline Angels, championing initiatives that support female entrepreneurial endeavors.
Ati was born and raised in Kenya. She later ventured to Canada, attending York University in Toronto, followed by pursuing her MBA at McGill University. Her influential work and insights have been featured in various esteemed publications and media outlets like The New York Times, CNN, and ABC. Awarded the Jones New York empowerment award, she has developed a groundbreaking financial literacy curriculum aimed at supporting homeless women.
When she's not immersed in blueprints, Ati is hanging out with her very cool 9 year old kiddo. She has a beyonce lyric for every life happenstance, and is lobbying for taco Tuesday to be everyday.
See Ati live on the Fresh Ideas Stage on Friday at 5 PM & Saturday at 12 PM!
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