Nicole Thomas is a dynamic speaker, trainer, facilitator and community engagement consultant. In 2013, Nicole pursued her interest in legislative advocacy as Northeast Coordinator with Equality Ohio, a state-wide LGBTQ organization. In 2015, she co-founded Hack Cleveland, a community group focused on advancing social justice using technology. Additionally, she took on the role of Manager - General Operating Support for Cuyahoga Arts & Culture in Cleveland, OH where she managed a $12.7M portfolio of grantees.
Nicole’s experiences creating workshops and leading discussions have included “Practicing Equity: Living in the Intersections” for the Raymond John Wean Foundation (co-facilitator), “Hacking to Fix 216” at the Lesbians Who Tech 2015 New York Summit. Nicole was a 2015 White House Tech and Innovation Fellow and in 2017 worked to advance the well being of black women, girls and femmes as a consultant with New Voices for Reproductive Justice.