The What Matters to U Agency (WMTU) is the newest addition to the Student Government family. Created in the Spring of 2019, WMTU strives to engage the entire student body.  

At its core, the purpose of WMTU is to devise, plan and execute events that will appeal to multiple facets of the student population at the University of Miami. Our flagship event – What Matters To U – is a moderated discussion series that does just that. WMTU aims to listen to the campus community and turn feedback into engaging events.

Lauryn Williams Event Flyer

What Matters to U Presents: Lauryn Williams, A.B. '04

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020



University of Miami alumna Lauryn Williams, CFP® is a 4-time Olympian, 3-time Olympic medalist and the first American woman to earn a medal in both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games.

During her track career at the University of Miami, Williams was a nine-time All-American, eleven-time Big East Champion, and left the school with record times in the indoor 55-meters, indoor 60-meters, indoor 200-meters, outdoor 100-meters, outdoor 200-meters and on the school's 4x100-meter and 4x200-meter teams. She was active in student life, and was inducted into Iron Arrow, the highest honor one can attain at the University. She graduated with a B.B.A in Finance in 2004. 

Williams continued her track career by competing in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and winning a Gold Medal as a member of the USA's winning 4x100-meter team in the 2012 London Olympics.  She then turned her attention to bobsledding and won a Silver Medal in two-woman bobsled at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, becoming the first American woman and only the sixth woman in history to win medals in both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games.

While pursuing professional sports Lauryn interacted with not one but two financial advisors that didn’t provide the services she needed. She asked friends what they were doing about their finances and the answers were vague and unsettling. Constantly looking for ways to make a difference in the lives of others she decided to put her Finance degree and MBA to use to fill the gap for young professionals. Eager to learn everything she then pursued the Certified Financial planning certification. Her company, Worth Winning, offers virtual services to help young professionals get the answers to the financial question that matter most to them.

For more information, check out the event preview