“Becoming inclusion-minded begins at a personal level.”
Local impact: Formerly the vice president of diversity and inclusion for the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, she helped create the Minority Business Accelerator, a program that has helped more than 50 businesses land $15.5 million in contracts and create 200-plus jobs since 2012.
Favorable results: “When teams have a great level of diversity, they’re much more progressive, much more innovative, and they have greater problem-solving abilities. All of that leads to positive impact for the bottom line.”
Giving back: In August, Nika teamed up with her husband to launch the Carlo and Nika White Foundation, mentoring entrepreneurs and awarding African-American businesses with $10,000 in grants.