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Nicole Goldin

Dr. Nicole Goldin brings over 20 years experience and thought leadership to private and public sector organizations and individuals seeking to understand and navigate ‘glocal’ dynamics and public policy, advance economic or social progress and sustainability, or maximize impact toward more prosperous, equitable and secure communities worldwide. She is especially well-known for her pioneering work concerning global youth, workforce, and inclusive economic growth and societies. She maintains a boutique advisory practice (NRG Advisory), and also is World Bank consultant, Adjunct Professor at George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs and non-resident expert with the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) where she launched the Youth Prosperity & Security Initiative. A supporter of social enterprise, Nicole is on the Board of Educate! and is advisor to She’s the First. Her insights have been featured by CNN, The Economist, The Huffington Post, SSIR, The Guardian, Devex, Diplomatic Courier, Trust News/Thomson Reuters, VOA, WTOP and other fora. Nicole served in senior positions in the Obama Administration at the State Department and USAID, leading on diplomatic and development initiatives concerning youth and playing a key role on conflict minerals/trafficking, economic growth, urbanization, and gender. Her earlier career focused on education, growth and institutions, emerging markets, conflict recovery, democracy-governance, financial services and private sector social programs. She has been engaged by, and led collaborations with organizations such as the United Nations, Hilton, Ford Foundation, Clinton Global Initiative, Building Markets, Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG), and Chemonics. Goldin holds a PhD in economics, and masters degrees in development and international affairs. She is a native New Yorker, proficient in French, has been in 70+ countries on all continents, is an avid skier, and supporter of Arsenal Football Club.