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Nicole Vasquez

Coworking Space Owner, Chief Community Officer at Deskpass, Writer, Traveler, and Community Builder

Chicago

Nicole Vasquez, MBA, believes that a certain kind of magic occurs when people of all different backgrounds come together to share information and ideas: they experience the power of perspective.

As a serial entrepreneur, Nicole has built companies and communities with the shared mission of supporting, promoting, and connecting people to the resources, opportunities, and networks that can help them reach their personal or professional goals.

Nicole was named one of the “35 Under 35 Making an Impact in Chicago,” won the 46th Ward Innovator Award, the RedEye Chicago Big Idea Award for Community, and was a Professional Fellow through the U.S. Department of State traveling to Europe to speak about entrepreneurship, building collaborative communities, and owning coworking spaces.

Her current roles include: Co-Founder and Chief Community Officer of Deskpass (named one of Chicago’s “50 on Fire” companies), Co-Founder of Second Shift (named ‘Chicago’s Best Coworking Space in 2017), and Founder of The Shift, a social impact program company empowering people with the skills to create and maintain safe, respectful, and inclusive environments and communities.

When she’s not geeking out about coworking and community building, she travels, writes, and learns about the world through observations and conversations with people.

Find her on Twitter at @NicoleRVasquez and Instagram at @NicoleReneeV

Follow her companies on Instagram at: @SecondShiftChi and @Deskpass

Upcoming:

How to be a Side-Hustler: A Definitive Guide

How to be a Side-Hustler: A Definitive Guide

Having a job with great pay & solid benefits is rewarding, but there's one thing that's even more meaningful: working for yourself! Here's your guide to get that side hustle going.

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Tue, 18 September 6:00 - 8:00pm CDT

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Having a job with great pay & solid benefits is rewarding, but there's one thing that's even more meaningful: working for yourself! Here's your guide to get that side hustle going.

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