Nikita T. Mitchell is a Senior Manager at Cisco where she is responsible for strategy and planning initiatives for the company’s $20B Americas Sales organization. She started her career at Deloitte Consulting and gained a reputation for her ability to drive executive-level conversations for long-term strategic planning. Motivated by the need to further her social impact, Nikita took her expertise to the nonprofit sector as a ProInspire Fellow before launching a career in tech. 

Nikita earned her MBA from UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business and BBA from Howard University. At Haas, she was the MBA Association’s first Black female president, a leader for the Haas Gender Equity Initiative, a Consortium Liaison and a Principal for the $2.5M Haas Socially Responsible Investment Fund.

Nikita is currently a board member of Watermark. For her fierce advocacy for women in business, the Forte Foundation honored Nikita with its Edie Hunt Inspiration Award in 2015. When she’s not catching up on a good novel or training for a half-marathon, she shares her reflections on personal and professional development at

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