Founder, Author, Speaker, Editor
Founder, Author, Speaker, Editor


A native of Philadelphia, Nicole Narvaez Manns began her career as a Compliance Officer with the U.S. Department of Labor/Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). During her service with OFCCP, she worked on behalf of victims of discrimination. She decided to make a career change and joined Mellon Financial Corporation, now BNY Mellon. After joining BNY Mellon, she moved into the position of VP/Manager of Affirmative Action Compliance, in which she is responsible for the strategy of the company's Affirmative Action Compliance for all U.S. employees. In 2019, Nicole's role was expanded to include the oversight of Global HR policies, as well as US Separations. 


In addition to being a busy mother of two and grandmother of two, Nicole is the inventor of a cosmetic tool, called Nikki's Magic Wand. The "Wand" is carried in retail and online stores and has appeared on air, on QVC, multiple times. In 2015, Nicole released her first book, focused on career etiquette, entitled, "Here's Your Script - Keep Your Foot Out of Your Mouth and Your Butt Employed." 


Nicole is a proud member of Phi Beta Kappa, as well as Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. 


Nicole is a huge proponent of the idea of paying it forward and has actively supported various local and national causes. Having lost her mother to Leukemia at age 10, Nicole also supports The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through fundraising and volunteering. 

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