She is a heterosexual millennial living with a disability and some degree of socio-economic privilege. She is a Christian who believes in creating space and supporting all faith practices and non-believers. Nakia is the daughter of many including two Black parents raised on the west side of Chicago. She was raised with five siblings and a host of cousins that created a dynamic family unit. Now residing in San Diego, California, Nakia has been supporting marginalized communities, organizations, and leaders for the last 10 years.
Nakia J. Green is the principal consultant for Nakia J Consulting, a firm with specialized capabilities in leadership and organizational development and diversity equity, and inclusion. As a Social Impact Entrepreneur, she is also the founder of Culture Solutions and Culture Solutions In Action, for-profit and not-for-profit organizations designed to decrease unemployment and underemployment amongst people of color and people with disabilities. Nakia has begun to broaden the conversation on equity and inclusion through the Culture Solutions Learning Lab, an online meeting place to advance conversations about diverse identities. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communication from Northern Illinois University, a Master of Science in Leadership from Benedictine University, and an Executive Certificate in Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Management from Georgetown.
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