Founder & CEO
Ladies Leading LadiesNikki is fueled by the missed opportunities she has witnessed and lived through herself, by her optimism that the workplace can be better for her and the next generation, and by the incredible energy of the women she surrounds herself with every day.
Nikki is a leader in her community, recognized for her effective leadership and supportive managerial style. Nikki has helped teams grow from just a few staff to over 55 full-time staff and budgets from a couple hundred thousand to the multi-millions. She credits her success to being an open and accessible leader, who works intentionally to have the right people in the right roles.
Nikki has her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, and a Master of Public Administration. She has worked in victim advocacy, workforce development, social services, economic development, and philanthropy. She currently serves as a Commissioner for the Fresno Housing Authority, a Board Member with the Child Care & Development Local Planning Council, and a founding committee member of Dress for Success Fresno.
In the past she has been a Women’s Policy Institute Fellow of the Women’s Foundation of California, an honoree of Fresno’s 40 under 40 at age 28, and the recipient of the Women’s Empowerment Award at Central Washington University. She brings this breadth of experience and passion to her everyday challenge of helping women find their voices and lead both professionally and personally.