Nicole Sanchez

Founder & CEO

Vaya Consulting


Nicole is CEO and Founder of Vaya Consulting and has spent over two decades working on building inclusive organizational cultures. After earning a degree at Stanford, she helped build one of the country’s first AmeriCorps programs. There, she was able to work on the practical application of diversity, leading teams of people from all over the world in service to communities.

Nicole’s first job working on diversity in tech was in 1999, where she saw first-hand the obstacles that prevent talented people from accessing opportunities in this sector.

She earned an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, where she now serves as a lecturer. Nicole has also served as Managing Partner at the Kapor Center for Social Impact and VP of Social Impact at GitHub.