Jade A. Nikolaou

Global Head of People Operations & Culture at SecondMuse

Jade A. Nikolaou

Jade is an innovative and forward-thinking trailblazer, equipped with over a dozen years as a leader in social impact, strategic partnerships, communications, and development across the social justice, non-profit, legal, sports and media industries.

As an activist and influencer for systemic change, Jade believes that fostering empowerment within communities promotes true authenticity and acceptance, leading to true social change and impact. She values herself as a strategy activator, culture shifter and change maker, whose methodology is rooted in moving at the speed of trust and empowering others to lead and engage authentically. Jade has designed, owned and led successful global inclusive growth strategies, designed social impact frameworks, and developed servant leadership programs and strategies that center around belonging, diversity, equity and inclusion at various levels.

Additionally, as executive leader in the People & Culture space, Jade has led several projects and initiatives – both in-house and as a consultant – that elevate the voices of marginalized communities, through the cultivation of diversity, equity, impact, belonging, and inclusion; pushing the culture forward through more liberation from systemic racism and oppression.

When not working, Jade loves to spend time with her two beautiful children, traveling, cooking, catching some waves and rays at the beach and relentlessly exploring sunny Southern California. Most people call her, Queen Jade.


Three things I have learned from Career Girls: “One, that women can do anything, two, never give up and three, we are strong, intelligent and we have the power to change the world by working in the fields that we are passionate about.” – Isobel, Student

“I really believe that people are all planted with the seed of I am here to do something great.” – Claudia Rinaldi, Career Girls Role Model