Ask An Expert – Beth Williams
Mar 13, 2023
This Month’s Marble: Beth Williams
What is your position at Six Red Marbles?
Beth: Director, Higher Ed Editorial
Can you describe the responsibilities and duties of that role?
Beth: Welcoming new projects, assessing and outlining project scope, aligning resources, partnering with internal and external colleagues, ensuring quality, monitoring profitability, championing and supporting my team, fostering a collaborative and engaging environment, being a mentor, offering creative solutions to challenges, planning, visioning, leading, innovating, strategizing, driving success.
How did you become a part of Six Red Marbles?
Beth: I joined Six Red Marbles in late 2021, following a long career in the education and publishing spaces. I welcomed the opportunity to combine those backgrounds and transition to a different business model, that of a vendor.
What is one interesting fact about yourself that you’d like to share?
Beth: Two years ago, I embraced the Shakespeare 2020 challenge and read the Bard’s entire canon in one year!
What is the best part of your job?
Beth: In the higher ed space, we have the privilege of working with a variety of clients in the education, publishing, and business fields. Each project is unique in its needs, parameters, and goals, so as a team we have the opportunity to explore and adapt to each new partnership. I’m also fortunate to work with extremely experienced and dedicated colleagues who embrace each new challenge with enthusiasm and intelligence.
What do you wish people knew about your work at Six Red Marbles?
Beth: I’d say that at Six Red Marbles, we are problem solvers and challenge accepters. We welcome new ideas and take a very collaborative approach to ensuring the success of each project we lead and each partner we serve.
What is a trend you see happening in the education space that you’re excited about?
Beth: When the pandemic hit in 2020, education was faced with a dilemma and forced to find a way to adapt to a changed environment. Overnight, classrooms became virtual, and teachers and students had to adapt to the new learning dynamic, often with little or no training or guidance. Now, a few years in, I think we’ve been able to see and embrace the opportunity and flexibility inherent in virtual and hybrid models and offer more support and guidance to instructors and students to ensure success in this new business model.