CEO, Vaya Consulting
For the past 20 years, she has been a serial entrepreneur, having founded several organizations focused on social justice issues. She is now the CEO of Vaya Consulting, a firm teaching tech companies how to recruit, retain, and promote diverse talent.
She holds an undergraduate degree from Stanford University and an MBA from UC Berkeley. After graduating from Stanford, Nicole spent several years at City Year, building a US-based “domestic Peace Corps.”
She then returned to Stanford and helped build the Stanford Center on Ethics, where she co-founded “Hope House Scholars,” bringing Stanford professors to teach humanities to recently-incarcerated women in the local community. Nicole also founded an organization teaching American students about global poverty alleviation and yet another working on American “achievement gap” issues in public schools.
Nicole is the mother of two, and lives in Berkeley CA.