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"The most effective way to do it is to do it." -- Toni Cade Bambara
Nicole Thomas is the CEO and lead trainer at Nicole Thomas Consulting. Nicole is a dynamic coach, facilitator and curriculum designer centering racial and reproductive justice in her work. In 2013, Nicole pursued her interest in LGBTQ political organizing and legislative advocacy as Northeast Coordinator with Equality Ohio. In 2015, she co-founded Hack Cleveland, a collective focused on advancing social justice using technology. She also entered the philanthropic sector, managing a $12.7M grant portfolio at Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.
Nicole has developed curricula, led workshops and facilitated discussions across the country, including the Lesbians Who Tech New York Summit, MoveOn.org Resist, and Win National Summit in Philadelphia, and United Church of Christ AM21 national gathering in San Diego.
Nicole was honored to be a 2015 White House LGBTQ Tech and Innovation fellow and was a member of the inaugural Rockwood Leadership Now Ohio cohort in 2017. She has worked with re:power (formerly Wellstone Action), Working Families Party, Planned Parenthood’s Black Organizing Program, and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Nicole currently serves as an independent consultant with nonprofit and justice movement leaders on anti-oppressive organizational design.