Nicole founded Queen City Certified, the first employer certification and leadership program for gender equity in the US workplace, as a 2018 People’s Liberty Haile Fellow. In 2019, Queen City Certified received a CLIMB Award for Advancing Gender Equity from the Cincinnati Business Courier and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber.
Nicole gives visionary leaders the tools to redesign organizational policies, foster inclusive cultures, and disrupt biases so that they can attract and retain best-in-class talent.
For over a decade, Nicole developed and implemented design and brand strategy for mission-driven organizations around the globe. Prior to founding Queen City Certified, she co-created innovative approaches to social challenges alongside marginalized communities as a Social Innovation Specialist in her hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. Nicole holds a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Arts from Suffolk University.