Dr. Colette Nichols

Philanthropist | Consultant | Los Angeles, California

Dr. Colette Nichols is a finance and operations executive, consultant, and passionate philanthropist.

In 2019, Dr. Nichols founded The Empower Foundation, a non-profit that works to end homelessness, empower children, and inspire health.

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Dr. Colette Nichols

Dr. Colette Nichols is a finance and operations consultant and senior executive living in Los Angeles, California. Throughout her 20+ year career, Dr. Nichols has worked heavily in the healthcare and technology fields for both for-profit and non-profit organizations. In 2018, she was recognized by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal as one of the 16 most influential businesswomen in Los Angeles County.

For as long as she can remember, Dr. Colette Nichols has had a passion for community involvement, volunteerism, and mentoring young women in their careers. In 2019, Dr. Nichols founded The Empower Foundation where she works with partners and charities who share the same goal of building hope and empowering communities. Their three program missions are:

  • End Homelessness
  • Support Vulnerable Children
  • Improve Health
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On this website, Dr. Colette Nichols aims to draw attention to charities and philanthropic ventures that are making a difference both locally and globally.

Whether you’re an avid philanthropist or someone looking for a cause to support close to home, we hope this website will inspire you to donate and get involved.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

Margaret Mead

Have a charity you want to promote or want to draw attention to a philanthropist making a difference in your town? Send the information via contact form and we’ll feature it in our next blog!

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Whether you’re an avid philanthropist or someone looking for a cause to support close to home, we hope this website will inspire you to donate and get involved.

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Wealth inequality in the United States has become increasingly apparent, and it is visible in locations such as New York City and Los Angeles.
I was born in Los Angeles and I went to Westmont College for my degree and studies in Political Science and Economics/Finance. I completed a Master’s and PhD in Organization & Management from Capella University.

Colette Nichols is Los Angeles born but a New Yorker at heart. She graduated from Westmont College with studies in Political Science and Economics/Finance.

The first principle is understanding the value of the individual. People want to feel they make a difference and that they’re valued and their input matters. So when you tap into that, as …

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