Professional Presentations & Events

Dr. Nika White designs and facilitates high-impact experiences for senior organizational leaders on topics related to diversity, business and leadership. She serves as certified diversity trainer with the National Coalition Building Institute, a national organization whose mission is to build stronger communities by joining and strengthening leaders to advocate diversity by promoting collaborative problem solving within and among communities. Dr. White is a Certified Diversity Executive (CDE) through the Institute for Diversity Certification (IDC) which has conferred globally-recognized professional credentials to Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) practitioners in all sectors. The IDC CDE program is based on industry standards and best practices, as well as designed to encourage excellence and achievement. Dr. White presents at a variety of conferences and educational programs on diversity initiative design, workforce diversity, cultural competence, diversity leadership and supplier diversity. Below is a listing of previous professional presentations and events from most recent years.

Upcoming Events

  • Women’s Economic Development Council of Huntsville,  Keynote Speaker, Virtual – September 10, 2020
  • Billings Chamber of Commerce, Keynote Speaker, Virtual – September 10, 2020
  • Macy’s Inc., DEI Workshop, Virtual – September 15, 2020
  • Ask the Experts Series with Bard MBA, Panelist, Virtual – September 23, 2020
  • State Road & Tollway Authority, Keynote Speaker, Virtual – September 25, 2020
  • Crew Network, Keynote Speaker, Virtual – October 6, 2020
  • Rocky Creek Dental, DEI Workshop, Greenville, SC – October 28, 2020

Previous Events

2020

University of MD, College of AGNR, DEI Strategy Session Virtual – August 27, 2020

 

Columbia Missouri Chamber of Commerce, DEI Presentation, Virtual – August 25, 2020

 

Thought Ensemble DEI Workshop, Virtual – August 25, 2020

 

ACCE, DEI Workshop, Virtual – August 8, 2020

 

Thought Ensemble, DEI Workshop, Virtual – August 6, 2020

 

PAI Pharmaceuticals, DEI Workshop, Virtual – July 29, 2020

 

Columbia College Retreat, DEI Workshop, Columbia, SC – July 15, 2020

 

Missouri Chamber, DEI Workshop, Virtual – July 14, 2020

 

Female Quotient Virtual Series: Promoting Progress: How Managers Can Guide Healthy Discussions About Race, Panelist – July 1, 2020

 

Institute for Organization Management, Education Session Speaker, Athens, GA – June 28, 2020

 

Return on Inclusion Virtual Workshop, DEI Presenter – June 25, 2020

 

ICAP Solutions, DEI Workshop, Facilitator – June 19, 2020

 

American Camp Association, Virtual Training, Become a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Virtual Camp Champion – May 28, 2020

 

Interise2020: Closing the Gap, Keynote Speaker, Boston, MA – March 9 – 11, 2020

 

TogetherSC Summit: Facing Race Together, Presenter, Columbia, SC – March 4 – 6, 2020

 

Southern Nuclear, Black History Month Series Part 3, Augusta, GA – February 28, 2020

 

Southern Nuclear, Black History Month Series Part 2, Birmingham, AL – February 21, 2020

 

American Camp Association, Diversity & Inclusion Workshop, San Diego, CA – February 11 – 12, 2020

 

Southern Nuclear, Black History Month Series Part 1, Dothan, AL – February 10, 2020

 

Mississippi Economic Council’s Leadership Mississippi, D&I Workshop; Jackson, S – February 7, 2020

 

Robinson Gray, D&I Workshop, Columbia, SC – February 4, 2020

 

Spartanburg Regional Health Systems, D&I Workshop, Spartanburg, SC – February 3, 2020

 

Legacy Early College, D&I Workshop, Greenville, SC – January 31, 2020

 

Spartanburg Regional Health, D&I Workshop, Spartanburg, SC – January 27, 2020

2019

Solar Energy Industries Association, Solar + Policy Summit, Keynote Speaker, Washington, DC – December 6, 2019

 

Inclusion & Equity Workshop, Beta Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi, Columbia, SC – November 17, 2019

 

Legacy Early College, Leadership Workshop, Greenville, SC – November 15, 2019

 

Leadership Reimagined Breakfast, Panelist, Greenville, SC – November 15, 2019

 

SCACED’s 25th Anniversary Conference, Panelist, Charleston, SC – November 13, 2019

 

Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s 2nd Annual D&I Summit, Keynote Speaker, Sandy Springs, GA – November 6, 2019

 

SC Women’s Business Summit, Emcee, Greenville, SC – November 5, 2019

 

Opportunity Greenville, Facilitator, Greenville, SC – October 21, 2019

 

Electric City Women’s Brunch, Speaker, Anderson, SC – October 10, 2019

 

Institute for Organization Management, Education Session Speaker, Washington, DC – October 4, 2019

 

IH Services Strategic Planning Session # 3, Greenville, SC – September 30, 2019

 

Interise Diversity & Inclusion Workshop, Boston, MA – September 27, 2019

 

Greenville Chamber: Intercommunity Leadership Visit, Columbus, OH – September 23 – 25, 2019

 

IH Services Strategic Planning Session # 2, Greenville, SC – September 20, 2019

 

Interise Live Webinar: “Growing as an Intentional Inclusionist”-  September 17, 2019

 

Legal Services of Alabama, Diversity & Inclusion Training,  Montgomery, AL – September 14, 2019

 

Robinson Gray, Focus Groups, Columbia, SC – August 20 – 21, 2019

 

Southern Nuclear, Diversity & Inclusion Training, Birmingham, AL – August 23, 2019“Wealth Opportunities Through Entrepreneurship”

 

Workshop at the POP Marketplace for GWBC, Panelist, Atlanta, GA – August 27, 2019

 

IH Services Strategic Planning Session # 1, Greenville, SC – August 28, 20

 

Learning Across Regions | Inclusion at Work, Cincinnati, OH – August 13- 14, 2019

 

DHG, Unconscious Bias Lunch and Learn, Keynote Presenter, Greenville, SC – August 8, 2019

 

RAPID FIRE: Ten Women CEOs. Ten Mini-Keynotes, Speaker, Greenville, SC – July 25, 2019

 

Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Annual Convention, Presenter, Long Beach, CA – July 14 – 17, 2019

 

South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, Diversity & Inclusion Training, Greenville, SC – July 10, 2019

 

Southern Nuclear, Diversity & Inclusion Training, Birmingham, AL – June 28, 2019

 

Upstate Forever, Diversity & Inclusion Training, Greenville, SC – June 20, 2019

 

Girl PowerMent Expo, Speaker, Greenville, SC – May 18, 2019

 

ACCE CEO’s Metro Cities, Presenter, Greenville, SC – May 15, 2019

 

Fashionetta 2019: Strength of a Woman, Host, Anderson, SC – May 3, 2019

 

Ten at the Top, Guest Speaker, Greenville, SC – April 30, 2019

 

Coca Cola Sponsored Event, “Exemplifying Excellence Through Building Your Economic Legacy” held during the AKA South Atlantic Regional Conference, Panelist, Greenville, SC – April 10 – 14, 2019

 

BMW Supplier Diversity Event, Keynote Speaker – Inclusion Leadership for Business Success, Greenville, SC – April 4, 2019

 

Sherman College, Diversity & Inclusion Training – April 1, 2019

 

Black Wealth Summit, Host – March 29- 30, 2019

 

Greater Cedar Valley Alliance, Iowa, Keynote Speaker – March 28, 2019

 

Fiercely Feminine, Panelist, Greenville, SC – March 23, 2019

 

Tasting on the Town, Speaker – March 21, 2019

 

Safe Harbor, Diversity & Inclusion Training – March 13, 2019

 

Interise, Diversity & Inclusion Training – March 7-8, 2019

 

Opportunity Greenville, Keynote Speaker – February 19, 2019

2018

Cliffs, Diversity and Inclusion Training

 

Southern Nuclear Inclusion Leadership Workshop

 

Dixon Hughes Goodman, Diversity and Inclusion Training

 

USC Student Health Services, Diversity and Inclusion Training

 

Horry County Government, Diversity and Inclusion Training

 

Essential Branding Conference

 

Montgomery Chamber Diversity and Inclusion Summit Presenter

 

Building Community Through Unity Diversity Workshop

 

Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber Keynote Speaker

 

Risk & Insurance Management Conference Keynote Speaker

 

Leadership Pickens Diversity and Inclusion Workshop Facilitator

 

Project Management Institute Metrolina – Diversity and Inclusion Keynote

 

USC Upstate, Diversity and Inclusion Keynote

 

Milliken Disrupting Unconscious Bias Training

 

Hoshizaki Leadership Training – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Workshop Facilitator

 

Southern Company Key Leaders Development – Diversity Leadership Workshop Facilitator

 

Society for Diversity Webinar: How to Energize your D&I Work with Mindfulness

 

Day and Zimmermann – Disrupting Unconscious Bias Keynote Speaker

 

Southern Company Key Leaders Development – Diversity Leadership Workshop Facilitator

 

Society for Diversity 4.0 Conference, Presenter

 

Legacy Early College Commencement Speaker

 

Spartanburg Chamber/OneSpartanburg, – Diversity in the Boardroom

 

Palmetto State Law Enforcement Officers Association – Greenville Chapter Banquet Keynote

 

Milliken – Disrupting Unconscious Bias Training Facilitator

 

Easley Chamber Young Professionals Academy – Diversity & Inclusion Workshop Facilitator

 

Women’s Rights & Empowerment Network Summit Keynote Speaker – Strategies to Accelerate Women’s Talents

 

Laurens County Chamber – Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Luncheon – Growing as an Intentional Inclusionist

 

SC Bar Association, Growing as an Intentional Inclusionist

 

USC Upstate – Advancing Women’s Leadership

 

The Crescent Society Gender Parity – Accelerating Women’s Talents

 

Carolina Ballet Theatre – Black is Beautiful: A Tribute to African American Dancers and Black History Month

 

Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus – Diversity and Inclusion Leadership

 

Milliken – Turning Impact Moments Into Impact Movements

 

Lander University – Diversity and Inclusion Leadership

 

Junior Leadership Anderson – Diversity and Inclusion Leadership

2017

Southern Nuclear – Growing as an Intentional Inclusionist

 

Anderson SHRM – Diversity and Inclusion Leadership

 

Greenville Chamber Leadership Greenville – Leading Diverse Communities

 

Dixon Hughes Goodman – Unconscious Bias Training

 

Milliken Implicit Bias Training

 

TD Bank – Becoming an Intentional Inclusionist

 

Dixon Hughes Goodman – Diversity and Inclusion Leadership

 

Greenville Chamber Executive Assistant Forum

 

Armstrong State University – Inclusive Leadership

 

DisruptHR Greenville

 

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) – Advancing Women’s Leadership

 

Milliken Diversity and Inclusion Training

 

Minor League Baseball Promotional Seminar – Diversity and Inclusion Leadership

 

Fluor, The Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion

 

I. DeQuincey Newman Institute for Peace and Social Justice, USC College of Social Work

 

SC Industry Liaison Group (SC ILG) Conference

 

Fluor Emerging Leaders Conference

 

Winston Salem State Freshmen Orientation Convocation

 

Mt. Zion Baptist Church Women’s Day Program

 

Founder’s Institute Marketing & Branding

 

USC Upstate, Student Life

 

Spartanburg School District, 7 Shares Professional Development

 

Warehouse Services, Inc. Annual Meeting

 

Talented Tenth: Entrepreneur Track Panelist

 

Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Convention

 

Association of Fundraising Professionals

 

Duke Energy – Women in Nuclear

 

South Carolina Association of Colleges and Employers

 

Greenville Professional Women’s Forum

 

LeadHER Women’s Leadership Summit

 

Greenville Tech’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society Spring Induction Ceremony

 

Founder Institute, Female Round Table: How to Get Ahead In Entrepreneurship

 

Greenville Chamber Leadership Greenville, Community and Culture Day

 

Greenville Health System Women’s History Month Keynote Speaker

 

Webster University Women’s History Month Keynote Speaker

 

Purposeful Leadership Conference – Speaker and Panel Moderator

 

Standing Against Violence Everyday, Inc. Women’s History Month Keynote Speaker

 

Missouri State University MIB Heritage Awards Banquet Keynote Speaker

 

South Carolina’s Nonprofit Summit, SCANPO Workshop Facilitator

 

GE Power Black History Month Keynote Speaker

 

Greenville Chamber Greenville Women@Work

 

Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance Keynote Speaker

 

Greenville Chamber PULSE Leadership Luncheon Panelist

2016

SC Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives Keynote Speaker & Panel Moderator

 

The Warehouse Theatre’s Forum – In the Next Room, Where Women Belong Panelist

 

NC MWBE Coordinators Network Keynote Speaker

 

GE Diversity Week – Dialogue of Influences, Experiences and Worldviews Keynote Speaker

 

Clemson University President’s Leadership Institute Speaker

 

Mobile, AL Chamber Inner-City Leadership Conference Speaker

 

Couture Power Conference Panelist

 

USC Upstate Women in Leadership Development Keynote Speaker

 

ALSAC Annual Retreat. ALSAC is the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – The importance and impact of diversity and inclusion – Keynote Speaker

 

LeadHER Women’s Leadership Symposium Workshop Facilitator

 

Self Regional Healthcare Leadership Development Institute Keynote Speaker

 

Charlotte Chapter of Public Relations Society of America, Communications Symposium Keynote Speaker

 

Strayer University, Race & Ethics Guest Instructor

 

Florence Chamber Building Bridges Event Keynote Speaker

 

Zeta Phi Beta Mother/Daughter Tea Keynote Speaker

 

South Carolina Public Relations Society of America Keynote Speaker

 

GE African American Forum Keynote Speaker

 

Greenville Breakfast Rotary Club Keynote Speaker

 

The Rotonda 10th Anniversary Gala Speaker

2015

Human Technologies Inc. – Diversity in the Workplace Keynote Speaker

 

SC Banker’s Association Human Resource Conference – A Clear and Present Opportunity: Authentic and Intentional Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Workshop Facilitator

 

South Carolina Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America – The Role Diversity Plays in Public Relations Keynote Speaker

 

Community Shark Tank Business Competition – Judge

 

Professionals United for Leadership and Social Enrichment (PULSE) – Leading Diverse Communities Workshop Facilitator

 

African American Women Employee Resource Group at Greenville Health System Keynote Speaker

 

Business Black Box LEADER Series, Diversity From Top Down Panelists

 

Opportunity Greenville – Leading Diverse Communities Keynote Speaker

 

Minority Economic Development Week Keynote Speaker, Greenville, NC

 

Executive Women in Business, Greenville Commerce Club Keynote Speaker

 

ACI Specialty Benefits – Respectful Workplace Workshop Facilitator 12 Sessions

 

Clemson University Youth Learning Institute – Intentional & Authentic Diversity Leadership Keynote Speaker

 

Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, National Convention, Montreal, Canada – Purposeful Inclusion Workshop Facilitator

 

3M – Intentional & Authentic Diversity Leadership Keynote Speaker

 

Northwestern Mutual – Intentional & Authentic Diversity Leadership Keynote Speaker

 

Day & Zimmermann – Intentional & Authentic Diversity Leadership

 

Lockheed Martin’s Women’s Enrichment Network – Advancing Women’s Leadership Keynote Speaker

 

University of SC Women’s Empowerment Gala – Advancing Women’s Leadership Keynote Speaker

 

LeadHER – Advancing Women’s Leadership Keynote Speaker

 

SC Chamber of Commerce Human Resources Conference – Diversity and Inclusion Imperative Workshop Facilitator

 

Greenville Rotaract – Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Keynote Speaker

 

Junior League of the Upstate – Navigating Your Career Toward Leadership Keynote Speaker

 

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