Dr. Nika White

National sought after consultant, thought leader, author and speaker to countless organizations and executives on issues of organizational effectiveness, leadership, strategic diversity, and intentional inclusion.

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Biography

Dr. Nika White’s professional career spans about 20 years, ranging from serving as a diversity and inclusion practitioner, an accomplished marketing communications executive, economic development leader and community advocate. Dr. White found inspiration through the intersection of business, diversity and leadership, and has made this her niche. She is a national sought after consultant, thought leader, and speaker to countless organizations and executives on issues of team engagement, organizational leadership, strategic diversity, and

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We thoroughly enjoyed your presentation last night about Choosing Your Path. I knew it would be time well spent. You certainly caused my wheels to start turning and they are still operating at top speed. It is your passion, expertise and intentionality that is desired. Thank you again for a wonderful evening and education imparted from your heart.- Mary Beth Lampe , HR Director, ReWa

I was one of the leaders you presented to at the Self Regional Healthcare LDI on last week. First let me say, you did a fantastic job! I was absolutely moved and inspired by the information you presented.

- Selynto Anderson, Community Prevention & Wellness Services Manager, Self Regional

Dr. Nika, I just want to let you know that the Intentional Inclusionist movement and your expertise is life changing. You are truly a gate keeper for our communities & culture and I couldn’t thank you enough for the opportunities that you have provided me & others. You’re truly a blessing of God, and I don’t think there could be a better well diverse and educated person in your position. Anything that I can do to help you empower what you are already doing; considering my vision is embedded in your movement, I am all for it. Just the little time I’ve been around you and involved, you’ve helped me grow to a clearer understanding in many ways. I just want to say thank you, and I can’t wait until what you’re doing captivates this city & Ultimately the world; please continue to be a Leader, because the world needs more people like you!

- Jerry Blandin , Realtor

It was a pleasure to have Nika speak at our Regional Retreat for the Charlotte and Atlanta fundraising offices for ALSAC/St. Jude. Nika led our Diversity and Inclusion segment and provided great content and insight for the group. Within our line of work we interact with many colleagues but also engage with donors, corporations, volunteers and supporters. Nika’s presentation offered an additional perspective and allowed the group to think about diversity and inclusion in a much broader sense and how we can apply this within our jobs and everyday lives. The conversation was a great reminder that diversity is not limited to just race, sex and religion but also includes age, education level, family dynamics and much more. One takeaway the group seemed to unanimously agree on was that we should never change who we are based on the environment that we are in. I highly recommend Nika as a speaker and appreciate her for sharing her knowledge and time with our group!

- Maya G Smith, Senior Regional Development Representative, ALSAC

Nika, thank you for speaking to our Women in Leadership group today. I heard so many positive comments from the mentees following the session. You gave each of us takeaways that we can utilize to improve our personal brand and incorporate into our everyday lives – personally and professionally. And, thank you for instilling confidence and courage to your fellow women professionals.I look forward to reading your book!!

- Kelly Carson , Sr. Relationship Manager, TD Bank

Phenomenal job selecting the speaker. She was awesome and the agenda pushed people to talk about topics that are normally off the table to discuss. She pushed most of us out of our comfort zone and ensured we spoke about important items in a “safe” environment.

- Latondra Bennett, Employee Resoure Manager, GE

Your presentation was relevant, informative and dynamic (according to many attendees). Thank you for taking time to speak to the group. Your presentation was well received by all, and matched my vision perfectly.

- Les Echols, Community and Minority Enterprise Director, Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce

Nika White is a prolific speaker that will capture your attention, inform your mind, and give you a strategy to help you or your business tackle tough issues. She was the Keynote Speaker for the African American Elected Official’s Prayer Breakfast and addressed the audience and politicians with facts, figures, information, inspiration, and ideas for collaboration. I’m happy to know her and excited for her future.

- Sean Dogan , Pastor, Long Branch Baptist Church in Greenville

Nika presented “Navigating Your Career Towards Leadership” at the Junior League of Greenville’s Leadership Education & Development (LEAD) monthly speaker series, and this was her second presentation to our group because we received such positive feedback after her first presentation. Using a combination of personal experiences, antidotes of peers, research, and statistics, her presentation was highly engaging and informative. Nika is an energetic and personable speaker, and she left the audience feeling inspired! I highly recommend her as a speaker.

- Whiteny Hanna, Junior League

Long before we met, I observed you as a woman of great excellence and poise. I must say, that after a personal encounter with you I was grateful to be connected to you. Thank you for your words of wisdom yesterday. You impacted us greatly. Your words to us were intentionally chosen and they were potent. You are a powerful voice. I honor you this day as a Woman of Greatness.

- Alfreda Coleman , Founder, Genuinely Zoe

The ladies of Lockheed Martin’s Women’s Enrichment Network (EWN) were honored to fulfill our obligation on March 26, 2015 of promoting professional development and advancement of women in the workplace through a lunch and learn with a dynamic speaker, Nika White, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion with the Greenville Chamber of Commerce. Her message was centered around being comfortable in your own skin and being your own advocate. To be able to do this you need a lot of self-confidence, and thus the ability to ask for what you want in your career.

One way to get to this point is to take on responsibility for the next role you want to move into by having an advocate and/or sponsor. You should seek out a mentor by having a defined relationship, and set up goals for the mentoring relationship. You need to share your failures with your mentor to help you grow. You need to take risks and own your own value. One piece of advice that really stuck with me is when she shared to consider applying for career positions for interview opportunities. This will help develop that area of your career whether you get the job or not. This can be applied to internal and external career opportunities. Life lessons that women can take to heart!

- Valerie Chatman, Women’s Enrichment Network (WEN), Lockheed Martin

When I envisioned our Furman University women’s basketball “Life After Basketball” program, an event that enhances our student-athletes’ networking and interviewing skills, I knew I wanted to aim at securing Greenville’s top CEOs, business, and civic leaders to speak. I wanted a cast of leaders that our ladies could admire and receive trusted advice and guidance. During my search, Nika’s name constantly emerged as an outstanding speaker and civic leader in the Greenville community. She was everything I envisioned and more. She equipped our ladies with knowledge, tips, and sound advice on how to be successful during interviews and networking events. Following the event, she continued to suggest and encourage additional events and resources that would further enrich our ladies. I would highly suggest Nika to anyone who seeks a dynamic speaker that can touch and teach any audience she encounters.

- Jackie Carson, Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Furman University

Nika White is a consummate professional! Her dynamic presentation style and authenticity offered the audience of our “Connection’s Women Leaders of the Upstate at Furman University” the opportunity to learn from her expert knowledge on Leadership Diversity and how to apply real world solutions daily in their corporate roles. Nika’s passion for education and her sincere desire to help others engages her audience and create such a positive environment for everyone involved. Nika, we look forward to your next powerful presentation!

- Victoria Kirby, Director at the Center for Corporate and Professional Development, Furman University

If you are looking for someone to provide knowledge and insight into the diversity and inclusion paradigm, a person who can provide a measured yet passionate appeal to what makes D&I an imperative and not simply a luxury, Nika is the perfect choice. As the keynote for the NC Minority and Women Business Enterprise Coordinators’ Network Conference, she challenged our members to continue the work and used examples from her own experiences to demonstrate the impact of economic inclusion. Intelligent and wise, Nika is a thought-leader grounded in practicality. Her star will continue to rise.

- Denisha Harris , City of Greenville, NC

It was a pleasure to have Nika come to 3M and speak! Several people came to me and personally stated how much they enjoyed learning about the Diversity & Inclusion opportunities that the Greenville Chamber provides to the community. Nika also received accolades about being a passionate speaker, great presenter and advisor!

- MarTia L. Adams, Product Engineer, 3M
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