Geisha Williams

29 Jun Geisha Williams

Geisha Williams, 50 years after leaving Castro’s Cuba at age 5 became the first Latina CEO of a Fortune 500 company, Pacific Gas & Electric ($17.7 billion revenue). CA requires that 50% of utilities’ power be generated by renewable sources by 2030. Under Williams it charged past its most recent renewables target years ahead of schedule.

Her parents became disillusioned with Castro after he began militarizing and suppressing free speech. They began attending and organizing counterrevolutionary meetings in the early 1960s. One day, when Geisha was 10 months old, her father, Alberto, disappeared. Her mother, Ana, was told he was dead. Ana refused to believe it; people in Cuba disappeared and reappeared constantly. Eventually, she found him at a local prison, where he was held for 3 years before he was released.


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