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Nicole Yeary

Founder & CEO
Greater Chicago Area
Nicole has led Ms.Tech, a Chicago based company focused on seeing more women start and scale companies, as the founding President since 2014. She has spent over fifteen years in leadership positions for Fortune 500 companies in various capacities such as Direct Sales, Marketing Services, and Learning Development. She spent several years helping build a startup within a corporation that collectively became the most profitable unit. Nicole now invests her time advising and guiding the next generation of startup companies, something that she has been passionate about the last seven years. Since 2010, Nicole has made it her mission to see more women capture the resources needed to build scalable startup companies. In just under a year, Ms. Tech was recognized in “Crain's Guide to Networking” as one of “Six Great Tech Groups, practically guaranteed to commune with the scene's best and brightest!" Nicole delivers and shares her expertise by serving select advisory boards, in addition she is a member of Yellow Tractor Project’s founding Board of Directors. She is a sponsoring member of the United Nations, UN Women, Social Enterprise Alliance, Internet Society and OpenID. Most recently Nicole was recognized as one of Chicago’s “Top 100 Innovators” by Tribune, as one of “Today's Chicago Woman” 100 Most Inspirational Women, and awarded MAFA Masters Honoree as an “Industry Entrepreneur Emerging Leader,” and recognized on “Huffington Post’s Women In Tech.”