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WHO WE ARE 2017-11-15T14:48:07+00:00
No More ‘Business as Usual’

The Nova Collective is a women and Black owned business (certified MBE and WBE) that builds inclusive cultures.
Are we a diversity & inclusion company?  Absolutely. And so much more.

Nova practices diversity & inclusion both explicitly and implicitly:

Explicit: Nova offers programs, products and consulting services that build a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce.
Implicit: Our teams are made up of a minimum of 75% women and 51% people of color.  So when we create core values campaigns or compliance trainings, our work represents a variety of identities and experiences.

Founded in Representation

With decades of experience in corporate communication and learning, the founders of Nova have led organizational change across industries such as tech, finance, healthcare, and CPG.

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BECCA STAHL

Product & Strategy

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TIFFANY HUDSON

Production & Accounts

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LISA BEASLEY

Creative

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BRYNNE HOVDE

Operations

The Collective

The Collective is comprised of Consultants, Program Designers, Moderators, Writers, Directors, and Graphic Artists. They have a wide range of experience collaborating with organizations ranging from small enterprise to Fortune 500 to create elite products and programming.

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DR. LESLEY-ANN BROWN

Inclusion & Community

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CASSANDRA BLACK

Talent & Diversity

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ROWENA PATRICK

Marketing & Campaign Development

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DAVID HUTCHERSON

Audience Experience

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JASON BALL
Program Designer

MARLA CACERES
Writer/Program Designer

CALVIN EVANS
Writer/Facilitator

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BECCA BARISH, LCSW
Writer/Program Designer

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SAYJAL JOSHI
Writer/Program Designer

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LELE MASON
Facilitator

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WENDY MATEO
Writer/Facilitator

AIREEN ARELLANO
Graphic Designer

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C.J. ARELLANO
Director & Editor

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RICK RIOS
Director & DP

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SAJ ADIBS
Director & DP

Giving Back

Nova was founded by 4 women who wanted to make an impact in their work and in their community. Our “40 and 4” commitment represents our 4 founders — each Nova founder will dedicate 40 hours annually with local organizations and collectively donate 4% of net profits to organizations that share our goals of fostering representation and inclusion in business.

Meet our 40 & 4 partner, Gray Matter Experience. Promoting Black/Brown youth entrepreneurship in Chicago.

The Gray Matter Experience