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Nike Irvin founded ZWN, Inc — a consultancy and coaching practice serving charitable foundations nonprofits dedicated to social justice. Nike is partnering with ADL and Aspen Institute in development of a fellowship for civil rights and community leaders. Based in Los Angeles, Nike led California Community Foundation’s (CCF) grantmaking for six years, overseeing $125 million in grants to arts, education, juvenile justice, and health. Before CCF, Nike served as president of The Riordan Foundation for seven years. She is active in American truth and reconciliation efforts-- with Kellogg Foundation and AGLN. Prior to her nonprofit career, she was a brand manager for Nestlé and Pepsi Cola. She is a trustee for The Riordan Foundation, Southern California Grantmakers, The Broad Center and previously for Crystal Stairs, The German Marshall Fund, and UCLA Alumni Association. Nike received a BA in Economics & Political Science from Yale and was named one of the “100 Most Inspirational Alumni” by UCLA Anderson School, where she earned her MBA. Nike is a Marshall Memorial Fellow, and Next Generation Fellow of American Assembly. In 2016, she received LABJ’s Philanthropist of the Year award and recipient of Profiles in Diversity Journal’s Women Worth Watching award. Nike is a member of the 2004 Class of Henry Crown Fellows within the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.