Recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders, Dr. C. Nicole Mason is President/CEO of Future Forward Women, a legislative exchange and policy network committed to advancing progressive public policies at the state and federal levels.

Nicole was named one of Glamour Magazine’s 100 Influential Women Leaders and Washingtonian Magazine’s 500 Most Influential People in Washington D.C. She also won the highly competitive New Executive Award from the Open Society Foundations and was honored as a Thrive leader by the Kresge Foundation. She is an inaugural Ascend Fellow at the Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C.

The dynamic TED Talk Nicole delivered on The Gift of Being Difficult and the Power of Disruption continues to spark online and offline conversations about celebrating and amplifying unshakable, plucky  voices.

Born Bright: A  Young Girl’s Journey from Nothing to Something in America

Nicole’s vivid memoir, Born Bright: A Young Girl’s Journey from Nothing to Something in America (St. Martin’s Press), takes readers on a remarkable journey of self-discovery, curiosity and spotlights the true realities of overcoming economic and societal obstacles.

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