What Do High-Performing Women of Color in Social Work Leadership Need?



I am a multi-passionate professional with diverse work experiences which resulted in me sometimes operating my business like a ‘Jill of All Trades” …but no more! I want to see more Women of Color in social work leadership. We need to be at the table making decisions. It’s time we take the lead.

Are you wondering how will I make this a reality?

I’m a natural teacher. As a professor and internship supervisor, I love supporting social work and human services students and recent graduates, but that is not the main focus of Nicki Sanders Leadership Consulting. My Uplevel Your Position Career Development Program will be offered twice a year – fall semester and spring semester – to support these awesome folks. I will also be delivering my signature presentations, Ready to Social Work and Social Work for LIFE in schools of social work around the country. Social work students become social work leaders.

I’m always asked how I support new or aspiring leaders. If you are a Woman of Color who has been in her leadership role less than one year or who is moving into your first leadership role, I will be offering my Empower Your Power Career Advancement Program once per year. I haven’t decided if it will be delivered in the first or second half of the year.

So, I said I am leaving the Jill of All Trades mentality behind but then I shared how I would be supporting two different populations. And do you know what? Nicki Sanders Leadership Consulting career coaching is dedicated specifically to high-performing Women of Color in social work leadership who have been in leadership at least 3 years and want to go to their next leadership level. Yep, that’s my career coaching sweet spot and I’m ready to fully embrace it.

So, here’s what I have been cooking up for my ladies who are seasoned leaders!

Private Coaching Package: On My Terms Leadership Development Coaching

After our 8 weeks together, you will not only define success on your own terms but also implement long-term mindset shifts and strategies to accelerate your career and your life.

Group Coaching Program: Lead From Within Career Acceleration Program

Because we all need a community that affirms, empowers, and accelerates!

Stay tuned…details are coming, and registration will be opening soon.

And I will also be getting more specific in the Nicki Sanders Leadership Consulting social media and blog posts to explore and discuss challenges and share the accomplishments of high-performing Women of Color in social work leadership. Yes, I see you and I hear you. We are cultivating a space where we can be our authentic, awesome selves and elevate both personally and professionally as individuals and collectively.

But I still need and want to hear from YOU so we can take this to the next level!!

What Do High-Performing Women of Color in Social Work Leadership Need?

No more shrinking, hiding, or dimming our lights! As Kelly Price said, “It’s My (Our) Time to Shine!




Nicki Sanders, MSW, ushers high-performing women of color in mid-level social work and human services leadership through promotion to senior leadership. As Founder and CEO of Nicki Sanders Leadership Consulting, her mission is simple – to eliminate toxic workplaces by developing skilled, empathetic, and goal-oriented leaders who have the vision, support, and resources to create a culture where business prospers, and employees thrive individually and collectively. Nicki has an extensive background in nonprofit management leading high-functioning, multi-disciplinary teams. She is an accomplished professor, coach, trainer, and group facilitator who has combined her gift for authentic relationships, Master of Social Work degree, and over 20 years of diverse work experience to create a life and career aligned with her values and purpose. Nicki is a lover of cupcakes, travel, and 80’s hip hop and R&B music.

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