As an entrepreneur, Williams laid the foundation for a success staffing services firm to the education, government, healthcare, and private sector while standing in an unemployment line over 33 years ago. A veteran human resources executive, she founded NJW Associates in 1986 and counts the Fortune 500 and key federal agencies in Washington, D.C. among her clients. Continually reinventing her business for the challenges of today, The NJW Group has emerged into a multi-state human capital alignment, and project management firm, providing industry specific subject matter experts for government, banking, healthcare, transportation and IT management. It is Williams commitment to excellence that has made her a sought after provider of in-demand human capital resources that supports its clients with the acceleration of business performance through human capital alignment; respective to mission critical operations.
Williams’ business model is built on the efficiencies corporations and government entities realize when they focus on their core competencies and allow NJW Consulting to source their subject matter experts(SMEs). Using this model, NJW Consulting has created employment opportunities for thousands of people nationally, fostered decade’s long partnership with a broad spectrum of companies, and has been a bulwark to thousands of career professionals.
A powerful advocate of personal empowerment, Williams sharpened her entrepreneurial expertise at the Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College, where she completed the school’s acclaimed Executive Management Program. She is a graduate of the prestigious Next One Entrepreneur Program in partnership with Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and the Chicago Urban League. Williams ‘entrepreneurial achievements have been features in Crain’s Chicago Business, Temp Digest, Black Enterprise, and Personnel Journal.
Williams was selected as one of the Chicago Defender’s Woman of Excellence, and nominated for Chicago United’s Business Leaders of Color. She is the recipient of the Girl Scouts of America Illinois Council’s Community “Woman of Achievement Award” and has been recognized by the Minority Business Report and Illinois Academic Decathlon. Williams gives generously of her time too civic, educational and community organizations. She is a board member of the Illinois State Lottery Ticket for the Cure, Chicago State University School of Pharmacy, and Martin Luther King Jr. Boys and Girls club of Chicago. Professional associations include the American Staffing Association(ASA), the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITT), Chicago Association of Minority Recruiters (CAMR), Chicago United, Executive Club of Chicago, Union League Club and Human Resources Management Association (HRMAC). Williams is a highly sought after corporate and community speaker who speaks passionately on diversity, inclusion and the imperative for supporting women and minority owed business. She is currently writing a book about personal empowerment for Entrepreneurs and C-Level Executives.