Senior Fellow in Social Innovation
Nikki Korn is Principal and Chief Strategy Officer at Cause Consulting, a business strategy and communications firm helping companies simultaneously strengthen business and impact society. She is a fast moving, high energy, passionate leader who loves to challenge the status quo, apply her creativity to help solve complex social issues and build substantive issue-driven social innovation, community engagement, and consumer marketing campaigns.
For over two decades, Nikki has worked with national and global brands on their social impact journey. She is continuously advancing the field and has been profiled as one of the Leading Women in CSR by Triple Pundit and as an “exemplary leader in corporate responsibility” by CR Magazine. Nikki loves to teach and write and is co-author of “Evolution, Innovation and Best Practices in Corporate Social Impact,” a chapter within Spinger's Managing for Social Impact guide book for corporate responsibility practitioners.
With a keen focus on social and business impacts, Nikki develops powerful initiatives addressing financial inclusion, health and wellness, workforce readiness, youth development, STEM, child hunger, and other critical U.S. and global issues. She enjoys integrating her broad experience within the retail, fashion/beauty, technology, automotive, and the financial services sectors to connect her clients with international trends and popular culture. GoDaddy GoCommunities, Aramark Feed Your Potential 365, Hasbro Be Fearless Be Kind, HARMAN Inspired, New Balance SparkStart, JCPenney Afterschool, and Chevy R.O.C.K are among the many programs she has crafted.
Nikki spent her early career in Washington, DC counseling nonprofit, foundation and government clients as part of Millennium Communications Group. She later served for ten years as a Vice President at Cone Inc. where she helped build and advance its cause practice. She is a graduate of American University's School of International Service.
Expect Nikki to be thinking and moving fast, focusing on the details, and persevering. When Nikki is not working on social impact issues or leading a design-thinking workshop, she's with her family, on the tennis court, skiing at Sugarbush or at a Boston sporting event screaming her lungs out.