Part II: Shake Up Organizational Leadership
Back in August 2019, I encouraged board of directors to have the courage to shake up the status quo and hire an organizational leader who would be a bold, capable – albeit non traditional – choice. I specifically talked about Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who would have been the first woman and non-American head of the World […]
So You Want to Talk About Race
I am excited to work with the Boulder Public Library to facilitate a discussion about Ijeoma Oluo’s book, So You Want to Talk About Race. Ms. Oluo will be providing an author talk in November. My session, A Deeper Dive into Examining Questions from “So You Want to Talk About Race” will examine questions […]
Mandating Gender Parity on Boards
In 2018, the state of California took a bold stance. The state became the first in the nation to pass a law that requires publicly traded companies to include women on their board of directors. This law is a baby step forward in making boards more diverse and equitable. The act requires corporate boards, by […]
Shake Things Up When Choosing a New Organizational Leader
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is an impressive woman. She is the former Finance Minister of Nigeria and was a World Bank development economist, eventually being promoted to Managing Director – the number two position at the World Bank. Earlier this year, she was considered a front runner to head the World Bank after former President Jim Young […]
#MeToo – How a Grassroots Organization Started a Wildfire
If you think the #MeToo hashtag is new, or that it was started by Hollywood actress Alyssa Milano, you’d be mistaken. The famous hashtag was first created by Tarana Burke in 2006. Ms. Burke began her hashtag activism when, while speaking to a young girl who survived sexual assault and was at a loss for […]
African American Firsts in the Federal Government
As of this writing, the federal government has reopened until February 15, 2019. 800,000 federal employees were not paid for over a month during our nation’s longest federal government shutdown. I feel deep sorrow for the employees and contractors who were affected by the shutdown. I hope they all receive their back pay and an […]
Lessons on Board Diversity from Silicon Valley
There’s no better place to create a presentation about diversity in the technology industry than from Redmond, WA, the headquarters of Microsoft. I have been asked by NEON CRM to address board diversity and recruitment as it relates to Silicon Valley. NEON CRM is a unique customer relationship management technology system that specifically helps nonprofits […]
Diversify Your Board of Directors at RMPI 2017
I am excited to be sponsored by the University of Colorado Office of Advancement at this year’s Rocky Mountain Philanthropy Institute’s annual conference. Check out the announcement below for more details.
AMI – Diversify Your Board of Directors
I am excited to present on the Advanced CNP Track for the Alliance Management Institute in January. I will be speaking to the group about the importance of Board diversity and give practical ways to look at diversity and how to achieve it in your Board of Directors. I am excited to be working with […]
YWCA Cabaret Gala – We Gonna Be Alright
I am so excited for the Cabaret Gala tomorrow night! I am delighted that I am being honored as a 2016 YWCA Community Champion. I am also excited to be grouped with Peter Braun, Sharon Caulfield, and State Senator Rollie Heath. This week, I reflected on what it means to me as a black woman to […]
YWCA Cabaret Gala – Why my job is awesome
Only two more days until the big event hosted by the YWCA of Boulder County. If you haven’t purchased your ticket to the Cabaret Gala, do so soon! This week, I am using my platform to reflect on what it means to be a black woman striving to uphold the tenants of the YWCA of […]
YWCA Cabaret Gala – What is the Gender Wage Gap?
It’s hump day! We’re half way through the week! That means it’s almost time for my honor from the YWCA of Boulder County. This week, I am using my platform to reflect on what it means to be a black woman striving to uphold the tenants of the YWCA of eliminating racism and empowering women. Today, […]
YWCA Cabaret Gala – Why I think women ROCK!
This weekend, I will be honored by the YWCA of Boulder County next to some pretty remarkable people. This week, I am using my platform to reflect on what it means to be a black woman striving to uphold the tenants of the YWCA of eliminating racism and empowering women. Today, I will answer a […]
Congrats to the YWCA Cabaret Honorees!
McCord Consulting Group would like to extend congratulations to Nikki McCord’s fellow YWCA Honorees. MCG encourages you to support the YWCA of Boulder County and purchase a ticket! Saturday, February 27, 2016 6 pm – 10 pm Glenn Miller Ballroom, Boulder, CO $100 per person The YWCA of Boulder County invites you to a night […]
Nikki McCord – Chamber’s Young Professional of the Month!
Click here for the link! Nikki McCord, McCord Consulting Group Hometown: Dallas, Texas Why is your job awesome? My clients come to me because they are looking to make an intrepid leap in a new direction. My job is awesome because I get to suggest innovative ways of doing business, and then I get […]
Equal Pay for Equal Work
April 8 was Equal Pay Day at the State Capitol. 9 to 5 Colorado and the Women’s Foundation highlighted the gap in pay among women and people of color. Currently, women earn $0.77 for every dollar made by a man. It’s important to bring awareness to the issue. But, what can you do to […]
Quit Yellen! She’s Got This!
March is Women’s History Month! Let’s start the month learning more about Janet Yellen, the first female Federal Reserves Chair. Yellen has an impressive background. After earning her degree at the University of California at Berkeley, she received her doctorate in economics from Yale University. She previously worked at the central bank as an international […]