Geisha Williams

Geisha Williams became the first Latina to lead a Fortune 500 company. She has come a long way from the day she fled Cuba with her parents in 1967 at five years of age.

Today she leads a team responsible for providing safe, reliable, and affordable power to 16 million people in northern and central California.

During her tenure at PG&E, she oversaw the company’s move to bring nearly 30% of its energy from renewable sources. The power company has also become a leader in renewables integration, grid modernization and smart grid technologies under her stewardship, while also achieving the best electric reliability in company history.