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Nicole Cacal is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Ignite, a consultancy that advises leading companies on sustainable transformation and a leadership network that unites global changemakers at the center of technology, sustainability and social impact (Forbes Ignite is a license partner of Forbes Media LLC). Previously, Nicole worked in venture capital and product development at a global start-up incubator with a focus on emerging technologies. She also previously served as Head of Marketing and Investor Relations at an impact-focused private equity fund. Nicole holds a BBA from the University of Hawaii, an MSc in Strategic Design & Management from the Parsons School of Design, and an Executive MSc in Technology Management from Columbia University.
BBA Finance, International Business, Economics from the University of Hawaii
MSc Strategic Design from the Parsons School of Design
Executive MSc in Technology Management from Columbia University
Human-centered design, ethical AI, sustainable business models, sustainability, social innovation, emerging technology, financial accessibility