Nicole Lindsay currently serves as the Deputy Director of The ZOOM Foundation. She joined the Foundation in September 2013 as the Director of Leadership Development. Nicole is the author of The MBA Slingshot for Women: Using Business School to Catapult Your Career (Praeger), awarded Honorable Mention by the 2014 San Francisco Book Festival. She earned her BS from the University of Connecticut and JD/ MBA from the University of Virginia, and has held various senior roles in business, non-profit and academia.
Nicole began her professional career in financial services. After three years at Wachovia Bank, Nicole joined the administration of the Yale School of Management in MBA Admissions and Student Affairs, overseeing minority and women admissions and diversity student affairs. She later joined Goldman Sachs, where she managed MBA recruiting initiatives for the firm at several top business schools.
In 2006, she joined Management Leadership for Tomorrow, where she served in various roles including Vice President of Talent Development. In the fall of 2009, she joined New York Needs You, a nonprofit that supports first-generation college students in realizing their college and career ambitions, as the founding Executive Director and grew the organization to an eight-person staff and an operating budget of $1.2MM.
She currently serves on the UVA Darden School Board of Trustees and is a member of the Fairfield County Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. Nicole is the recipient of the 2011 University of Connecticut Honors Program Distinguished Alumna Award. She has been featured in CNN Black in America II, US News & World Report, TheMuse.com, Lifehacker.com, and Forbes.com. She is licensed to practice law in Connecticut and Georgia.
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