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[PROFILE] In 25 Words or Less: Tawana Nichols (Organization Leader: Accounting)

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Tawana Nichols

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Posted: March 13, 2016


ORGANIZATION LEADER | NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK ACCOUNTANTS, INC. – SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA CHAPTER (SFNABA)
THE BASICS
Name: Tawana Nichols
Age: 30s • Status: Single • Kids: No
Place of Birth: Petersburg, VA • Raised: Petersburg, VA/San Francisco, CA
Professional Background: SFNABA is one of the premier professional associations for developing and promoting greater minority participation Corporate America. The mission of NABA is to address the professional needs of its members and to build leaders that shape the future of business with an unfaltering commitment to inspire the same in others.
What achievement or position is she most known for? Opening a restaurant.
Contact/Follow: WebsiteEmailLinkedIn
25 WORDS OR LESS: WORK
Job(s) held that is most unlike what I currently do now: Newspaper Carrier.
Field #1: Accounting/Finance/Business
Years of Experience: 2
Title: Chapter President
Organization: National Association of Black Accountants, Inc., San Francisco Bay Area Chapter – San Francisco Bay Area
What it does and what I do: Support the professional development of our members and work to strengthen the student pipeline entering accounting/finance/business.
Current Big Project: Planning for our Scholarship and Awards Gala in May, our 2020 vision, and 2016 Student Conference.
Staffing/Resource Needs: Always looking for committed volunteers for board positions.
Field #2: Corporate Finance/Internal Audit
Title: Internal Audit Manager
Yrs of Experience: 16
Company: The Clorox Company – Oakland, CA
What it does and what I do: Manufacturer of consumer packaged goods.
Additional Positions: Treasurer, San Francisco Professional Food Society.
Additional Organizations: Network of Executive Women.
25 WORDS OR LESS: PROFESSIONAL PERSPECTIVE
Significant Challenge: Currently working on executing a long term vision for SFNABA.
Significant Mistake/Regret: I live life with no regrets, just a series of life lessons.
Significant Accomplishment: Representing the SF Chapter as a Co-Chair for the 2016 Western Region Student Conference (Houston, October 2016).
Biggest Strength(s): Strong Corporate Partnerships.
Biggest Weakness(es): Maintaining an engaged membership.
Career Advice: It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop.
25 WORDS OR LESS: PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE
Significant Challenge: Trying to get 25 hours out of a 24 hour day.
Significant Accomplishment: In the process of opening a restaurant.
Life Advice: If you got it, flaunt it. But if you flaunt it, make sure you got it.
25 WORDS OR LESS: OFF THE TOP
Trait(s) most admired in others: Transparency, Integrity, Compassion.
Some causes/organizations I support: NABA, ACAP, Howard University.
Hours of “personal” downtime/week: 10
Favorite activity(s) in my personal downtime: Swimming, Reading, Cooking.
Some of my favorite local hangouts: Home, a good lounge, my future restaurant.
Some of my favorite TV shows: HTGAWM, The Mysteries of Laura, Quantico, Orange is the New Black.
What news outlets or media sources do you most rely on?: Local News.
Favorite Vacation Spot(s): Caribbbean Islands, Hawaii.
Place(s) I would like to visit: Australia, Japan.
Favorite Pastime/Hobby(s): Hiding Away in my Secret Place, Baking, Sightseeing.
Favorite Book(s): Between the World and Me, Ta-Nahesi Coates; Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, Susan Cain
Something about me that may surprise you: I went to culinary school for 3 years!

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