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Courageous Conversations

Courageous Conversations with Dr. Campbell

President Mary Schmidt Campbell

The recordings listed below feature in-depth conversations with former Spelman President Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D., and distinguished guests. They were candid discussions about their corporate and personal journeys, working through crisis and the opportunities for Black women leaders as equity becomes more valuable across professions. Please see the 2023 schedule of talks with Spelman's 11th President, Helene D. Gayle, M.D., MPH.

The goal of Courageous Conversations is to inform and inspire.

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Courageous Conversations: Black in the C-Suite with Nicole 'Nikki' Clifton

Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 | 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

  • Zoom

Nikki Clifton


Nicole 'Nikki' Clifton president, Social Impact and the UPS Foundation Nikki leads UPS’s global philanthropy, social impact and community affairs efforts as part of the UPS Corporate Affairs, Communications and Sustainability team. She oversees the company’s efforts to respond to the world’s most pressing social, humanitarian and environmental needs.

Nicole CliftonNikki has been instrumental in UPS’s response to human rights and social justice issues, including spearheading and coordinating UPS’s anti-human trafficking awareness and education. Her Ted Talk, “3 Ways Businesses Can Fight Sex Trafficking” has earned more than 1.5 million views. Additionally, she leads the UPS Equity, Justice & Action Task Force, a cross-functional leadership team formed in 2020 to foster inclusion, improve culture and advance solutions to systemic inequality.

Most recently, Nikki served as Vice President, Global Public Affairs, and led UPS’s workforce policy, legislative advocacy and external affairs engagement with members of congress and the states’ attorneys general. Prior to government affairs, Nikki served as Labor & Employment Counsel for UPS in Atlanta, Georgia. Before joining UPS, Nikki worked for Delta Air Lines as a labor and employment litigator and practiced labor and employment law with two Atlanta law firms.

Nikki earned her bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in communications from Howard University’s Annenberg Honors Program and her J.D. from the University Of Georgia School Of Law. She is a member of the Georgia Bar and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Nikki serves on the Board of Director for the Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital and is active in a number of civic and volunteer organizations. Nikki and her husband have four children and reside in Falls Church, Virginia.


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