Njoki Kamau joined the Women’s Center at Northwestern University in September 1991 as the Associate Director. She previously served as the Director of the Evanston/North Shore YWCA’s Domestic Violence Services program.
Njoki earned her MBA from Southern Methodist University, and she holds a Master’s in international management from the American Graduate School of International Management (AGSIM). She attended Nairobi University, where she earned her undergraduate degree in business administration. In 2007, Njoki was honored by Mayor Richard Daley as the recipient of the Chicago Distinguished Immigrant Award. Also in 2007, Njoki received the Greg Kindle Ally Award by the Northwestern University LGBT Resource Center. She has also been honored by the Organization of Women Faculty for her contributions to women at Northwestern.
Her article, “From Kenya to North America: One Woman’s Journey,” was published in Issue: A Journal of Opinion in 1996 and has been reprinted in No Easy Victories: African Liberation and American Activists over a Half Century, 1950-2000. A life-long community activist, Njoki works regularly with United to End Racism and other social justice organizations.