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Jennifer Njuguna



Areas of Expertise: strategy, operations, governance, the future of work, social and racial justice, 4-day work week 

Jennifer Njuguna, Esq., she/her/hers, is an executive leader, lawyer, organizational strategist, future of work leader, and champion of racial and economic justice. She is Co-CEO of Common Future, after serving as Chief Operating Officer, where she designed and implemented a suite of equitable initiatives including a 4-day-workweek, compensation audits, sustainable leadership structures, and where alongside the CEO, she led Common Future’s organizational growth, including through two acquisitions. Jennifer is also a Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity (AFRE) and part of the broader Atlantic Institute community of Global Fellows— a catalytic, lifelong community of leaders.

Prior to joining Common Future, Jennifer founded JSN Strategies, LLC, consulting with nonprofits and small businesses on strategy, organizational culture, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. She also served as the first Chief Strategy Officer at Brooklyn Community Services (BCS), a human service organization supporting thousands to access a variety of direct services. She came into this role after having served as BCS’s General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Before joining BCS, Jennifer helped U.S. based and international K-12 education leaders build capacity to serve students at the Education Delivery Institute, and she worked as a Health Justice Staff Attorney at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, using a community lawyering model to partner with community based organizations to address racial inequity in health. Before transitioning to the social sector, Jennifer began her career as a Litigation Associate at the law firm Skadden, Arps, Meagher, and Flom, LLP. 

Jennifer is admitted to practice law in New York and has a J.D. from the New York University School of Law where she was an AnBryce Scholar, recipient of the Gary E. Moncrieffe Award for Outstanding Student in Racism and Law, and where she completed the Equal Justice Initiative Capital Defender Clinic in Montgomery, AL. She also has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan.


It Isn’t Just Lonely at the Top, It’s Downright Scary: The Reckoning Needed for Black Women Leaders  | Nonprofit Quarterly

How a four-day work week could help us achieve gender equality | MSNBC

This Economic Equality Intermediary is Backing a Movement Whose Time has Quietly Come | Inside Philanthropy

The Growing Movement for a Four Day Work Week | Nonprofit Quarterly

The Nation Still Needs a New Birth in Liberty | The Atlantic

No Longer Lonely at the Top: A Growing Number of Nonprofits Hire Co-CEOs | The Chronical of Philanthropy

The backlash to diversity efforts is widespread | The Washington Post

This majority BIPOC company has a 4-day work week. Here’s how | The Grio

6 Steps for Nonprofits to Be Effective Advocates of Community-Supporting Policy | Non-Profit Quarterly

Download High-Res Photo / LinkedIn

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