Future of Work Keynote Speaker

To stay ahead, organizations need an agile culture and a future-ready workforce. Nikki provides a unique perspective on how to gain momentum by applying innovation principles to talent transformation. Combining the power of inclusion and innovation, Nikki presents a breakthrough approach to building a skilled, agile and diverse talent pipeline. Get insights and inspiration to attract and develop top talent, while increasing gender diversity in your organization. Unlike traditional methods, these cutting-edge success strategies are designed to help organizations gain agility and get future-ready fast. If you are interested in having Nikki speak at your organization, please complete the contact form.

Nikki’s Most Popular Media Topics

Survival of the Fastest | How to Accelerate Success In the Digital Age
In a digitally disruptive world, it’s not just about the survival of the fittest, it’s about survival of the fastest. You can no longer afford to stand still or adapt slowly. You must develop the skillset, mindset and toolset to dominate in the digital age. In this keynote, Nikki shares how to navigate risk and uncertainty, adapt to rapid change and get future-ready fast.

Making Elephants Run | How Large Corporations Can Unlock Momentum
Large corporations have global scale but often lack speed. In this keynote, Nikki shares how large companies can unlock momentum by building innovative and inclusive cultures. In the age of Artificial Intelligence and automation, diversity is a business imperative that separates leaders from the laggards. Learn how inclusion fuels product innovation and brand relevance.

Queen of the Concrete Jungle | How To Turn Your Barriers Into Breakthroughs
Whether you are just getting started or hungry to get ahead, simply working hard is no longer enough to advance your career. You must keep learning new skills and adapt to a rapidly changing workplace. In this keynote, Nikki shares inspiring stories and cutting-edge strategies to help women professionals turn their barriers into breakthroughs.

Speaking Engagements


DEC 4, 2020 T. Boone Pickens Leadership Institute Dallas, TX


OCT 14, 2020 Milken Institute Global Conference 2020 Virtual
OCT 2, 2020 Forbes Ignite Livestream Virtual
NOV 5, 2019 A WBEC-Pacific Event – BOLD Success San Jose, CA
OCT 8, 2019 WBEC-Pacific Presents – The New Method Conference – Level Up Seattle, WA
AUG 3-4, 2019 Beyond Barriers 2-Day Accelerator Dallas, TX
APR 29, 2019 NAWBO CA Propel 2019 Choosing to Own It Sacramento, CA
AUG 1, 2018 Why Leaders Must Be the Change Agents Online
JUN 25, 2018 Fortune CEO Initiative San Francisco, CA
JUN 20, 2018 Bloomberg Breakaway Conference New York, NY
APR 27, 2018 Digital Transformation Summit 2018 Austin, TX
APR 26, 2018 CA Women Lead Conference Anaheim, CA
APR 13, 2018 Murtech Conference Las Vegas, NV
APR 10, 2018 American Retail Banking Colorado Springs, CO
MAR 12, 2018 HT-NEXT Conference San Diego, CA
OCT 10, 2017 1st Annual LGBTQ Workplace Culture Summit in Central and Eastern Iowa Des Moines, IA
JUN 8, 2017 EY World Entrepreneur of the Year Monte Carlo, Monaco
AUG 1, 2016 Bristol-Myers Squibb Community Impact Event Los Angeles, CA
JUL 28, 2016 Women of ACG LA’s Executive Salon & Luncheon Featured Speaker West Hollywood, CA
JUL 22, 2016 SCMSDC Supplier of the Year (SOTY) Awards Long Beach, CA
NOV 19, 2015 StartOut Los Angeles, CA
SEP 10, 2015 WBC Southwest Harvesting Partnerships Conference Dallas, TX
JUL 15, 2015 Startup Grind Orange County Irvine, CA
APR 7, 2015 Toyota Power of Exchange Dallas, TX
NOV 7, 2014 National Ace Conference: ABA Panel with Nikki Barua Washington, DC
SEP 19, 2014 Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association’s Boutique Lifestyle Leadership Symposium Las Vegas, NV
MAR 24, 2014 Doing Great Business Online #GYBOWeek Live Google Hangout
FEB 3, 2014 DocstocTV: 8 Tips for Aspiring Entrepreneurs Santa Monica, CA
MAY 18, 2013 TiEcon Silicon Valley, CA

Praise & Testimonials

“Nikki embodies bold leadership, tenacity, and grit – and reveals what’s possible when you find your purpose and pursue it with lasting conviction.

Tracey Doi, CFO and Group Vice President of Toyota North America

“Every now and again, you meet an individual who transforms you. When in their presence, you awaken to a new level of being that makes the impossible possible. Nikki is that spark!

Kari Warberg Block, Founder & CEO, Earthkind

“If you are a female entrepreneur looking for inspiration, Nikki will give you the courage you need to be a bolder you.”

Vicki Saunders, Founder & CEO, Sheeo

“Women entrepreneurs must dream bigger and go beyond barriers. Nikki knows that we can all overcome adversity and is an inspiration for her perseverance and resilience. She leads by example, living her purpose, turning obstacles into opportunities, and choosing happiness every day.”

Peggy Wallace, Managing Partner, Golden Seeds
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