advocacy and national empowerment, Kenyora Lenair Parham, MSW is an extraordinary impact leader, strategist, and advocate consistently positioning people to live their lives with the courage to love themselves and each other, regardless of the intersections of their identity.
Growing up in a maternal household, she was inspired by the women in her life and their tenacity to be unapologetically themselves. Crafting her own life's work around what it means to be a Black woman, Kenyora's keen expertise as an advocate, designer, and empowerHer, has propelled hundreds of women and girls forward through the transformation of humanhood, helping each person to uniquely define and create success on their own terms.
Kenyora is the current Executive Director of End Rape On Campus (EROC), a national initiative that works to end campus sexual violence by providing support for survivors and their communities, prevention through education, and policy reform from the campus to the federal levels.
Prior to leading the charge at EROC, Kenyora has served over the past decade working with youth and families, college students and administrators, community and government leaders, including the late Mayor Thomas M. Menino of Boston, MA and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley. Kenyora has worked for several non-profit organizations and higher-education institutions including Brandeis University, Strong Women, Strong Girls, and Simmons University.
She is an active Advisory Board member of The Every Voice Coalition and Culture of Respect, respectively. She is also a co-founder of Students Rise International.
In her personal capacity, Kenyora serves as the President of the African-American Alumnae/i Association of Simmons University. Formerly, Kenyora served on the Alumni Association Board at Boston University’s School of Social Work.
Kenyora also holds a Certificate in Community Leadership and Social Change from the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University through the Institute for Nonprofit Practice, which she serves as a Founder of their CFP Ambassador program.
In 2016, Kenyora was recognized as a finalist for the EXTRAordinary Women campaign led by the Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement in Boston, MA. In 2021, she was named a "Leader on Fire" by IGNITE National during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
She is also a proud alumna of Girls Inc. of Lynn, MA, and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.