Chief Executive OfficerCompany: Springboard Consulting
Role: Session Presenter
Nadine O. Vogel is the CEO of Springboard Consulting LLC, a global company working with corporations around the world to successfully mainstream disability in the global workforce, workplace and marketplace. As CEO, she leads Springboard’s production of the world-renowned Disability Matters Conference and Awards Gala, as well as The Springboard Foundation which provides scholarships to college students with disabilities.
Prior to founding Springboard, Nadine held a variety of executive positions in both corporate America and the nonprofit sectors. She is the author of, “Dive In: Springboard into the Profitability, Productivity, and Potential of the Special Needs Workforce,” a highly acclaimed must-read business book. She is a regular contributor to Profiles in Diversity Journal, Diversity MBA Magazine, and Diversity Executive Magazine, and has authored articles for many other professional, industry and consumer publications.
Nadine is also recognized as a powerful informational, motivational and inspirational speaker. Recognized for her civic and professional activities, Nadine has received numerous awards and accolades including: a 2015 Winner of the DANDI Award in Entrepreneurship for demonstrating an outstanding commitment toward creating a more diverse and inclusive world; a 2015 Brava Award Winner, one of SmartCEO’s powerhouse female business leaders; a 2015 Humanitarian Award Honoree from the American Conference on Diversity; a 2013 First Star Recipient of Diversity Woman Magazine’s “Stars Who Mean Business Peer Award”; one of the 2013 “25 Influential Women in Business” from MEA Magazine; the recipient of the Garden State Woman of the Year 2012 Diversity award from The Garden State Woman Education Foundation; a 2012 Diversity Leader Award recipient from Diversity Journal; one of Diversity MBA’s 2011 Top 100 under 50 Executive Leaders; a 2011 recipient of the American Association for Affirmative Action Edward M. Kennedy Community Service Award; the Inaugural M2Moms 2010 MomFirst Award, “One Mom’s Idea That Made a Difference”; and numerous elections to a variety of editions of Who’s Who.
Nadine has been featured on NBC News, CNNfn, Lifetime’s Live on the Lifetime Channel, Good Day NY, and Oxygen Television’s Pure Oxygen program. She is a member of the National Speakers Association and the Global Speakers Federation. In 2014, Nadine earned, “The Certified Speaking Professional” (CSP), a designation which recognizes competency in platform excellence, established business practices and success, and is held by less than 10 percent of professional speakers worldwide. And in 2015, she earned the “CSPGlobal” designation for her demonstrated sustainability as a global presenter, her mastery of the global speaking competencies, and favorable reviews by global clients and peers.
Nadine received an MBA from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, Calif., and a BS in industrial psychology from the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C. She resides in Florida with her husband and two daughters, both of whom have special needs.