Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion
Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce
Nika White’s professional career spans 17 years, with positions ranging from marketing communications executive and diversity and inclusion practitioner to economic development leader and community advocate. “I found inspiration through the intersection of business, diversity and leadership and has made this my niche,” she says.
As vice president of diversity and inclusion at Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce in South Carolina, White creates and oversees programs to promote diversity and inclusivity in businesses. She has helped the Greenville Chamber to gain a national platform as a leader in the space of diversity inclusion recognized by American Chamber of Commerce Executives, and the recognition of “Organization of the Year” from the Minority Economic Development Institute; 2014 Palmetto Visions Award Recipient for Excellence in Workplace Diversity, presented by SC Chamber of Commerce; and 2014 Excellence in Diversity Award Recipient, presented by Greenville Society of Human Resources Management.
White demonstrates her influence in the marketplace and the community at large by serving as the recipient of awards such as SC Career Woman of the Year; YWCA Woman of Achievement Dream Achiever, SC Black Pages Top 40 Under 40, Upstate Business Journal Who’s Who, 2015 United State Small Business Association’s SC Minority Business Advocate of the Year, University of SC’s Alumni Woman of the Year, Greenville Business Magazine 50 Most Influential, and Talented Tenth Top 10 Young Professionals.
White received a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from the University of South Carolina, a master’s in education from the University of Phoenix, and is scheduled to complete a doctorate in management and organizational leadership at the University of Phoenix this year. Faith in God and family values brought her this far, White says. “Whatever I do, wherever I go, I want to impact positive change, leaving those I encounter better off than prior to meeting them,” she says.