Director, Society of Professional Women™ (SPW)
Main Line Chamber of Commerce
Chief People Officer and Co-Founder
Nicole Stephenson has over a decade of experience leading and executing marketing, promotions, sales, and event responsibilities. Her passion has always been in helping others to overcome obstacles to achieve success.
Through her role leading the Society of Professional Women™(SPW) for The Main Line Chamber of Commerce, she has recognized the impact of her work on future generations. SPW provides engaging and impactful programs attended by professional women (and 17% men) from companies of all sizes across the Philadelphia region to accelerate and expand the influence of women leaders of all professions and generations, strengthen the business community and support the region’s non-profit organizations.
Going through the challenging times of graduating during the recession of 2008, has given her unique experiences and fast hard lessons learned. Nicole has always believed the path to success is best met through mentorship. She sits on the Delaware County Regional Advisory Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region, the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, between adults and children. She is an Ambassador for Girls Spark, a nonprofit, providing teenage girls with a supportive, empowering environment where they can learn, collaborate and overcome adversity in facing today’s social issues. She has also volunteered as an advisor to her sorority as an alumnae, assisted in internship recruitment at her employers, and visits colleges and universities for career talks.
The beginning of Nicole’s career was spent in the Media Industry working for one of the top Radio stations in the Philadelphia market, KYW Newsradio, in both marketing and programming for over six years. Her favorite podcast is WorkLife by organizational psychologist Adam Grant. Adam’s book, Give and Take, changed her career trajectory and encouraged her to be her biggest self-advocate.
Through her interest and knowledge of the Media Industry, and passion to help the next generation, Nicole has Co-Founded and is the Chief People Officer for CollegeCast LLC. Connecting with students has always given her the opportunity to learn from their experiences. CollegeCast presents college students with the opportunity to empower their own voice and take charge of their own outcomes, through an experiential learning program in the podcast industry.
Nicole is also a Pennsylvania State Delegate for Drexel University's National Women's Equality Initiative Vision 2020. In 2019, Nicole received the Rebecca Gross Alumni Award from the Communications Department at her alma mater Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, and the 35 Under 35 Award from Sigma Kappa Sorority.
Outside of the office, Nicole enjoys spending time with her family and friends, kickboxing and singing. She is the mother of a daughter, Lilliana, which brings her passion for working towards a brighter future and inclusivity for all into focus.