2018 Passport to Possibilities Awards & Gala, New York

2018 Passport to Possibilities Awards & Gala, New York

2018 Passport to Possibilities Awards & Gala


November 1, 2018
6:00-10:00 p.m.


409 East 59th Street
New York


Social Innovation Award

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Nikki Cicerani
Board Member, Upwardly Global
Former President & CEO (2009-2017)


Nikki Cicerani became President & CEO of Upwardly Global in April 2009 after serving as
founding Managing Director of the organization’s New York Office. During her tenure as CEO, the
organization expanded from two major metropolitan areas to five, launched online, virtual
services, and elevated its mission from a local program to a national conversation around skilled
immigrants’ value to the United States. Upwardly Global’s services now reach thousands of
underserved immigrants and refugees across the country, who are increasingly being recognized
as a valued community asset at the city and state level.

Today, Nikki leads the organization’s efforts to scale its impact by advocating for inclusion of
skilled immigrants in federal, state, and local workforce policy, as well as full integration of this
population into corporate recruiting and diversity programs. Nikki believes in building strong
national and community partnerships that support the awareness and resources available to this
often invisible and overlooked talent pool.

Nikki is a founding member and serves on the steering committee of IMPRINT, a coalition of
organizations working to promote and implement best practices in the integration of immigrant
professionals. She has advised the White House Domestic Policy Council on the economic
integration of foreign-trained professionals. She has also served as an expert panelist at national
and international forums on migration, including the 2010 Cities of Migration Conference, 2014
Global Great Lakes Conference, and the 2011 and 2013 Clinton Global Initiative meetings on the
U.S. economic recovery.

Prior to joining Upwardly Global, Nikki worked in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors. She
was an Associate in Morgan Stanley’s Private Wealth Management Practice, and spent several
years with Ernst & Young in the Economics Consulting Practice, as well as in the Office of the
Chairman where she focused on evaluating the success of integration strategies for advancing
women to the Partner level. Nikki proudly initiated and led the creation and implementation of the
first network for women of color at the firm. She holds an MBA from Columbia Business School,
where she was president of Columbia Women in Business, and a bachelor’s degree in Policy
Analysis from Cornell University.

Nikki lives in Millburn, New Jersey with her husband and two children.

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Global Visionary Sponsor

Includes: TEN (10) tickets, PRESIDENT'S LEVEL seating, Recognition in CEO speech, full page in program, listing on event invite (if pledged by print date). Color logo on Upwardly Global website event page, logo on Step & Repeat, and VIP concierge service throughout evening


American Dream Sponsor:

Includes: TEN (10) tickets, VIP seating, listing on event invite (if pledged by print date).1/2 page in Program, Color Logo Upwardly Global website event page, logo on Step & Repeat, and VIP concierge service throughout evening


Bridging the Gap

Includes: TEN (10) tickets, PREMIERE seating, 1/2 page in Program and on Upwardly Global website event page, and VIP concierge service throughout evening from Upwardly Global staff ambassador who will assist in making introductions with corporate leaders and influencers


Fulfilling the Promise

Includes: EIGHT (8) tickets, PREMIERE seating, 1/4 page in Program and on Upwardly Global website event page


Making the Difference

Includes: EIGHT (8) tickets, PRIME seating, Logo and Company Name in Program and on Upwardly Global website event page


Half Table

Includes: FOUR (4) tickets, PRIME seating, and Name or Logo in Program


Two Tickets Package

Includes: TWO (2) ticket, PRIORITY seating, Name or Logo in Program


Single Ticket

Includes: One (1) ticket with PRIORITY Seating



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Passport to Possibilities Gala Committee
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