Nicole Garcia, Founder, Integrate & Elevate | Speaker

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Nicole Garcia has established her career in HR by helping organizations ranging from 100 to 1,000 employees integrate their people strategy with their business strategy. As a recognized Human Resources leader by the Society for HR Management in 2019, she currently leads the HR function at a global content studio, supporting its acceleration and growth. Additionally, as the Founder of Integrate & Elevate, an HR consulting company, she specializes in enhancing the workplace culture to create a unique competitive advantage in achieving business results. In addition, she strategically aligns HR initiatives and business objectives by improving operational effectiveness and enhancing organizational culture through employee engagement efforts, talent acquisition strategy, and HR systems and processes while modeling the importance of equity, inclusion, and company values.  

Some of Nicole's accomplishments include co-founding the USC HR Management Student Chapter, a SHRM and PIHRA affiliate, and receiving her Masters of Science in HR Management from the University of Southern California. Upon graduation, she was awarded the Order of Arete, the highest honor awarded to graduate students. Additionally, she holds her DEI in the Workplace Certificate from the University of South Florida and SHRM-CP certification. She plans on sitting for her SHRM-SCP this Fall. Previously, Nicole was the Communications Chair for the Professionals in HR Administration, a SHRM chapter located in West Los Angeles. 

Nicole enjoys playing with her dogs and mentoring when she is not working. She currently sits on the Latina Professionals board of directors and is an Ambassador for the Masters Program in HR at the University of Southern California.