Nichole Pitts | Ethics and Compliance Keynote Speaker

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Nichole Pitts

Nichole Pitts is the the founder & CEO of Ethintegrity by helping clients seek more nuanced, creative, and digestible ways to solve complex Ethics & Compliance, and DEI problems. Helping them forge a path into a future where a healthy, diverse culture drives business and creativity helps them thrive.

Receiving a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law was only the beginning of my story and a bit of a boring start, to be honest. But everything changed when my love of travel kickstarted an adventure into the world of Ethics & Compliance.

Helping clients all over the world allowed me to meet new people, take in diverse perspectives, and practice using guidance from the US Department of Justice to teach “best practice” ethics.

Seeing how I could help people take real action towards diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) gave me a sense of purpose that I had been missing. However, I soon learned my approach had its limits, and they only amplified when I started my own company.

Because while my background and training prepared me to navigate difficult conversations and dangerous situations abroad, I was also exposed to my own biases and realized that one size doesn’t fit all. That one person’s definition of “good” doesn’t always capture the nuance needed in different cultural or business settings.

PUBLIC SPEAKING:

Nichole is a regular panelist and speaker at ethics & compliance conferences and leadership events hosted in the US, UK, and Europe.

Some of the recent topics presented include 

  • “Creative Approaches to Compliance Messaging,” 
  • “Training and Communication Innovations That Drive Culture,”
  • “Redefining Yourself: Turning Challenges into Opportunities,” 
  • “How to Constructively Respond to Bias & Microaggressions.”

Conferences – Keynote Speaker

  • Halycon’s Global Anti-Corruption, Compliance & Ethics Summit (Lisbon, Portugal): Speaker – Reducing Risks in Joint Ventures
  • Ethisphere Ethics Forum (Paris, France): Panelist – Corporate Governance – Fueling the Boardroom Discussions with Company Integrity
  • Ethisphere Ethics Forum (London, UK): Panelist – Third Parties: Assessing and Monitoring Risks with Global Relationships
  • Ethisphere Global Ethics Summit (New York City, NY): Panelist – Training and Communication Innovations That Drive Culture
  • C5’s Women in Compliance Conference (London, UK): Panelist – Creating and Improving Compliance Training That Innovates and Engages the Audience
  • Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics (SCCE) European Compliance & Ethics Institute (Frankfurt, Germany): Panelist – Building a Global Compliance Training Program in 2018 – Innovation & Strategy
  • The Anti-Corruption Report (webinar): Panelist – Creative Approaches to Compliance Messaging
  • International Bar Association (IBA), supported by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD): 16th Annual Anti-Corruption Conference (Paris, France): Panelist – Navigating the Data Protection Labyrinth: Due Diligence, Cross-Border Investigations, Internal Reporting Mechanisms & Investigations in the Era of GDPR
  • C5’s International Conference on Anti-Corruption (London, UK): Panelist – Structuring a Transparent Third Party Management Programme to Monitor and Audit Ongoing Risks about the Type of Third Party, Contract Performance and Payment
  • Evnoia Group’s Women’s Leadership Summit (Amsterdam, the Netherlands): Chairperson & Speaker – Redefining Yourself: Turning Challenges into Opportunities
  • BERRY Professional’s 2nd Annual Global Compliance, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Summit (Munich, Germany): Speaker – Developing an Innovative & Effective Compliance Program that Creates a Competitive Advantage for your Company
  • Play Strategy’s Empowering Diversity through the power of Play conference (Brussels, Belgium): Keynote Speaker – Using LSP to Solve Ethical Dilemmas
  • SCCE New York Regional Compliance Conference (virtual): Speaker – How Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Can Affect and Empower your Compliance Program

Testimonials:

“I have always enjoyed my collaboration with Nichole in her capacity as an industry leader where she takes thoughtful and strategic approaches to addressing the very latest challenges in ethics and compliance. And she does so with a global mindset and awareness of how multinationals and industry-specific organizations need to improve upon their programs. Nichole is always willing to listen, learn, and collaborate with a diverse community of corporate peers, as well as eager to her bestow her working knowledge and practices she has developed over an impressive career. Specifically at our Ethisphere events, both in the US and the UK, Nichole has been willing to speak candidly about her innovative approaches to training & communication and third party risk management while also lending her insights on pathways to better ethical culture. Nichole has demonstrated exceptional leadership with her vision consistently focused on improving business integrity and seeking continuous changes to make it possible.”

Kevin McCormack Executive Vice President and Executive Director, Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) – Ethisphere“

We sincerely want to thank you for the awesome work in coordinating and volunteering to Chair our 4th Global Women’s Leadership Summit, Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 7th – 8th, 2018. We are so excited to have you on board! I have heard nothing but praise from all who attended the conference about your acumen, experience as well as your amazing interactive skills. Everyone felt that you did a superb job chairing the summit, selecting thought-provoking questions, and even getting the amazing presentation. Thank you.

Daniel Karl Unsworth Team Manager – Envoia Group“

“Greetings from the Jindal Global Business School!
I am writing to thank you for delivering a guest lecture on “Business Ethics in Action” on 19th October 2021 and “Becoming a Conscious ChangeMaker” on 26th April 2022 in the course Business Ethics and Value Clarity at the Jindal Global Business School (JGBS). At JGBS, we immensely value the learning that our students derive from listening to practitioners and experts in addition to the regular in-class teaching. It has been our sincere effort to continue this important learning and this endeavor was only achievable due to the generous contributions of experts such as yourself.
On behalf of JGBS, I would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to deliver this guest lecture and interact with our students. Your session provided a rich learning experience for our students and they enjoyed and valued your talk. We deeply value your generosity with your time and your willingness to associate with JGBS and look forward to future associations.”

Prof. (Dr.) Mayank Dhaundiyal Dean, Jindal Global Business School

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