A native of Philadelphia, Nicole Narvaez Manns attended the University of Pittsburgh, majoring in Business and Communications. Shortly after graduating in 1993, she began working as a Compliance Officer for the U.S. Department of Labor/Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). During her 11 years of service at the OFCCP, Nicole worked on behalf of victims of discrimination, which she found extremely fulfilling.
In 2006, she decided to make a career change and joined Mellon Financial Corporation, now BNY Mellon, as an Affirmative Action Consultant. In this role, Nicole was responsible for ensuring that BNY Mellon was compliant in the areas of Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity. In 2010, she became Manager of the Affirmative Action Group and is currently responsible for the strategy and direction of BNY Mellon’s Affirmative Action Compliance for 30,000+ U.S. employees.
Nicole is a proud member of Phi Beta Kappa, as well as Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She is also a steering committee member for the Pittsburgh Industry Liaison Group.
In addition to being a busy married mother of two, Nicole is also an inventor who is currently marketing her cosmetic tool called Nikki’s Magic Wand. www.nikkismagicwand.com
Nicole is a huge proponent of the idea of paying it forward and actively supports various causes. Having lost her mother to Leukemia at age 10, Nicole also supports The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by fundraising and volunteering.
Nicole also feels strongly about giving back to young people by sharing do’s and dont’s in the areas of job hunting and career success. She believes we can’t blame our youth for taking missteps in this important arena if they are never given the tools.
Have you ever struggled with what to say when your boss asks you to do something outside of your job description? Have you ever found yourself regretting what you said in the heat of the moment at work? Have you ever wanted to address work conditions but hesitated because “it’s not something we talk about”?
Here’s Your Script! Keep Your Foot Out of Your Mouth and Your Butt Employed is a valuable resource that helps employees address many of the common situations faced in the workplace. It is your blueprint for what to say in those critical moments that could be the difference between employment and unemployment. Author Nicole Narvaez Manns, Professional in Human Resources, helps people hone their filter skills and still get their point across in many uncomfortable professional situations.