Role at FSG
As the Executive Director of the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative, Nicole leads a private-sector coalition committed to creating employment opportunities for youth. She and her team are dedicated to supporting companies reinventing their hiring, retention, and advancement practices in order to access new sources of young talent from communities that have not traditionally been included in our nation’s prosperity. The coalition has committed to training and hiring at least 100,000 ‘opportunity youth’—16-24 year olds with untapped talent and potential who face systemic barriers to jobs and education—by 2018.
Prior to joining the initiative, Nicole designed and led global Citizenship, Sustainability & Community Affairs strategies and was on the Human Resources Leadership Team for a public company, was a Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, advised foundation and corporate clients at Philanthropy Northwest, held several positions leading national service initiatives, and was named a White House Champion of Change.
- Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, M.Ed.
- Miami University, BS, Business
- Serve Washington, Governor Appointed Commissioner, Chair
- Seattle Colleges Foundation, Board Member
- FareStart, Board Member
On working at FSG
“Finding meaningful pathways for the 5.5 million opportunity youth in the U.S. will involve a radically different approach to youth employment. I cannot imagine a better place to lead and support this important work than FSG. As thought leaders in shared value, collective impact and systems change, FSG is boldly applying its leadership and learning to help solve one of our nation’s most pressing problems by implementing the 100,000 Opportunities Corporate Coalition.”