Karla Nicholson

Karla Nicholson

Executive Director, Haymarket People’s Fund

I am able to provide my organization with everything necessary to ensure a successful transition, while delving into creating a pathway for my personal future plans.


A very wise mentor once told me that a leader has a responsibility to create a vision for an organization within a projected timeframe, and while moving toward fulfilling it – to train and develop the leadership of others.

I live by this very valuable advice, and promote it widely. As a Black woman, I know that opportunities for other People of Color to lead are limited. It is my sincere desire to not only realize the realistic aspects of my vision for my organization, and to simultaneously and intentionally develop the leadership of my potential successor.

The movement for societal change is possible, and ensuring a pipeline of dynamic people the opportunity to lead and move us toward this dream will take a concerted effort.

Through TSNE MissionWorks' program, I am able to provide my organization with everything necessary to ensure a successful transition, while delving into a creating a pathway for my personal future plans. I enthusiastically recommend this program to all founders and leaders, so we will know the future is in good hands.

What’s Next: Leading a Thriving Transition
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