Thursday, October 30, 2014

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NORMA J. WILLIAMS - FOUNDER & CEO

 

“ NJW Consulting Services understands that well executed recruitment and outsourcing relationships can save organizations time and money. To get the greatest return on investment, NJW Consulting Services strategically aligns people and performance with every client engagement.”

 

 

Norma J. Williams isn’t just someone who broke through glass ceilings to her own benefit, rather she has helped thousands break barriers and literally change their lives. As an entrepreneur few have put more people to work than Williams, who laid the foundation for a successful full service staffing, testing and recruitment services firm while standing in an unemployment line over 25 years ago. A veteran human resources executive servicing clients worldwide, 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, Williams expanded the scope of her offerings by creating NJW Consulting. It is this kind of commitment to excellence that has allowed her firm to provide people with performance strategically aligned to its clients’ most important business and management consulting, information technology management and professional support service needs. 

Williams’s business model is built on the efficiencies corporations and government agencies realize when they focus on their core competencies and allow NJW Consulting to source their subject matter experts (SME) and administrative support personnel.  Using this model, NJW Consulting has created employment opportunities for thousands of people nationally, fostered decade’s long partnerships with Fortune 500 corporations, and been a bulwark to thousands of career professionals, all while weathering one of the deepest economic downturns in a century. NJW is headquartered in Chicago with offices in Washington, D.C.

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’s entrepreneurial achievements have been featured in Crain’s Chicago Business, Temp Digest, Black Enterprise, and Personnel Journal. Williams was recently selected as one of Chicago Defender’s 2011 Women of Excellence, and nominated as a candidate of the 2011 Chicago United Business Leaders of Color publication.

Williams gives generously of her time to civic, educational and community organizations. She is a board member of Habilitative Systems, Inc., the Illinois State Lottery Ticket for the Cure, Chicago State University School of Pharmacy and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Boys and Girls Club of Chicago. Williams is a 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. Her professional associations include the American Staffing Association (ASA), Chicago Association of Minority Recruiters (CAMR), the Human Resources Management Association (HRMAC) and the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITT).

Williams is a highly sought after corporate and community speaker who speaks passionately on mentoring and the imperative for supporting women and minority owned business. She is currently working on a book about personal empowerment for entrepreneurs and C-Level Executives.  

 

Board Affiliations
Williams currently serves on the Illinois State Lottery, Ticket for the Cure Advisory Board and the Chicago State University, School of Pharmacy Advisory Board Council, WHAT IF... Carolyn Adams Breast Cancer Foundation.

Soon to be a published professional, Williams is currently writing a book on personal empowerment for entrepreneurs and C-Level Executives.

Speaking Engagements

  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Annual Procurement Training Conference: Industry Panelist “What’s Working and What’s Not” 
  • Meeting Professionals International: Chicago Area Chapter Women’s Leadership Conference:  Empowerment for Women:  Financial, Professional, Personal and Civic 
  • WVON:  "Secrets of the 21st Centure Entrepreneur" 
  • Crain’s Chicago Business: Women Business owners Tell All: "From Success to Satisfaction" 
  • Ameritech: Presented by Black MBA: "Entrepreneur in the New Millennium" 
  • North Broward Hospital District: Hosted by Minority Women’s Business Enterprise Fort Lauderdale, FL: "Expanding Your Business Potential"
  • AT&T: "For the Life of Your Business" 
  • Chicago United: Second Tier Initiatives: "A Winning Strategy for Corporate America" 

 

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