NYSW Buffalo Niagara Chapter - Buffalo, NY - Women in Leadership

Women In Leadership

Women In Leadership NYS Women IncThe NYS Women, Inc. Buffalo Niagara Chapter (BNC) is proud to showcase successful local women who have given back to the Western New York community. “Women In Leadership” honorees are established women business owners or professional/working women who have exhibited leadership, enterprise, and excellence in their business or profession and give back to the Western New York or greater community. The goal of the program is to recognize women who have succeeded both in the business and charitable arenas and help inspire others to follow in their path.

Throughout the year a woman business owner or working woman will be featured. Each June, BNC will recognize all our honorees at an annual event.


Established woman business owner or working/professional woman who:

  • Exhibits leadership, enterprise, and excellence in their business;
  • Gives back to Western New York or greater community with volunteer service 

Women In Leadership Application PDF

Katie JoyceMarch 2024 Honoree

Morgan Williams-Bryant, CEO of Leadership Buffalo, Inc.

Leadership Buffalo unites leaders from diverse backgrounds and increases their knowledge of community issues, broadens their vision, and enhances their ability to lead.

Prior to joining Leadership Buffalo, Morgan was the Chief Impact Officer at Girl Scouts of WNY, where she oversaw all aspects of membership, volunteer training and girl programming for nearly 11,000 girls and 6,000 adults in nine counties. Morgan was appointed as the youngest, female Deputy Commissioner of the Erie County Youth Services Division, and has also served as Director of Youth and Family Services for the Community Action Organization of Western New York.

Morgan is also the founder and CEO of MWB Ignites, LLC, a global consultancy firm that elevates individuals and organizations through leadership development training and workshops to help awaken untapped talents, gifts and boundless potential. Her work has transformed the lives of countless individuals and inspired audiences of all ages to embrace a champion-level mindset. She is also the author of “A Champion’s Prayer Journey” and recently launched her Christian apparel line, Champion Made.

Morgan earned her BA in Broadcast Communication from the SUNY College at Buffalo and a MA in Organizational Leadership from Medaille College. She has served as an adjunct professor at Bryant and Stratton College. Morgan is a member of the Buffalo Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated where she serves as Chaplain. Morgan currently serves on several boards and committees: Say YES Buffalo Endowment Committee; Women Who Lead WNY; and is a former Trustee for Medaille University. She has also received recognition including the 2019 Buffalo State College Young Alumnus Award, Buffalo Business First 40 Under 40 Award, and as a finalist for the Buffalo Niagara Partnership Athena Award.