Kamillah Knight

Perfect Cities Market Development
Unilever ; MHS Alumna; Cornell University Alumna

Kamillah currently is a full time mom to a five year old and works full time on Unilever’s Perfect Store Team focused on Market Development. She joined the company in June 2015 and is responsible for helping to expand Unilever’s market in convenience stores as well as around the Perfect Cities (PC) initiative. The PC initiative focuses on building brands like Hellmann’s mayonnaise, Country Crock and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter spreads, Knorr, and Lipton tea, aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of underserved communities through access to fresh food and healthy cooking education. Kamillah is the co-lead in the Be the force pillar in Unilever Enactus, the company’s business resource group (BRG) for engaging students around the USLP with sustainable projects. Kamillah recently spearheaded an initiative called the Leadership Development Institute (LDI) ,through Black Excellence at Unilever (BE-U), another BRG at Unilever. The LDI program allowed high school students the opportunity to come into Unilever on a weekly basis, gaining exposure to the corporate setting while preparing them for challenges/obstacles that they will come to face in future college or work settings. The students worked on a case study focused on different departments in the business, listened to several senior leaders talk about their experiences and departments, engaged in community service, and networked with different people throughout the business. Kamillah has also helped to lead various sustainable initiatives within the company including Sustainable Sourcing trainings for ingredients suppliers, a move to reduce usage of disposable cutlery and cups on Unilever’s campus, and more. In Kamillah's spare time she serves on the Montclair Foundation for Educational Excellence board, as a registration chair for the Cornell Black Alumni Association, and as an ambassador of the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network. Prior to joining Unilever, Kamillah was a student at Cornell where she received an MPA in 2015, during which she completed the Environmental Finance and Impact Investing program and the Sustainable Global Enterprise program. She also received a BA in Economics, a BA in Sociology and Spanish minor in 2013 from Cornell, where she concentrated on Business, Networks, and Institutions. At Cornell Kamillah served as a tour guide and a graduate student assistant, in addition to being a member of the Women's Rugby team. Kamillah has a strong background and tie to Montclair where she grew up. She was schooled in Nishuane, Hillside, Glenfield, and Montclair High School. Upon graduating from Montclair High School, Kamillah was in all AP courses and was a three varsity sport athlete in swimming, cross country running, and lacrosse. She was also the president of her class (09), the president of the National Honor Society, and the vice president of the NAACP's youth council. She was a member of the Black Student Union, the math league and the statistics league. She served as a math tutor at Ivy prep and a life guard at local swimming pools. Kamillah was also a senior girl scout, having completed her silver award.

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