Nicole Smart is the Founder & Principal Consultant of Smart EDI Solutions, with over 15  years of experience in leading, managing, and supporting collective bargaining  operational procedures, diversity & inclusion strategic initiatives, and global human  resources for complex organizations.  

Skilled in change management, diversity, equity & inclusion strategy, employee  engagement, global human resources, leadership development, organizational culture  analysis and development, and talent optimization, she has helped to lead and drive  initiatives for multiple organizations such as the National Football League, Actors’ Equity  Association and Girls Inc. of New York City. She is also a public speaker and adjunct at  NYU – SPS, Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport where she teaches  graduate students about the business of professional sports. Smart is a board member  for Women in Sports & Events (WISE) – NYC Metro and serves as their professional  development chair.  

Smart holds a master’s degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University  and a Bachelor of Science in Leadership and Management Studies with focus areas in  Organizational Management and Development from New York University. 

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