Meet Nicole

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About

Nicole Patton has over eleven years’ experience in computer based engineering, leadership, application implementation and standardization of enterprise environments. She has worked in public and private sectors bringing her diverse knowledge to achieve technical solutions. Currently she's the Manager of Desktop Engineering at Proskauer Rose, LLP where she serves as a key advisor to product management, short and long-term industry application trends and implements software that addresses business/operation technology problems and opportunities. She previously held positions at Lockheed Martin, U.S. Department of Education and DoD. Throughout her career Nicole has been one of the few African American female leaders on technical teams. In 2014, she began speaking at college, high school, and public events sharing her tech journey among STEM students and professionals. She empowers others by speaking about the importance of tech diversity and inclusion. Her tech talks encourage women and minorities to strive for leadership roles in the tech field to create a pipeline for the next women leaders. She holds a B.S. and M.S. in Management of Information Technology and a MBA from the University of Maryland, College Park. Nicole is an avid sports fan, plays intramural sports, mentors, travels, and enjoys spending time with family and friends in her spare time.

 

Accolades

Friday Focus, Proskauer Rose LLP 2017
Alumni Council President,  Capitol Technology Univ., 2016
Career Mentor, Capitol Technology Univ., 2015
Women of Color in STEM, Rising Technology Star Award 2014
SPOT Award, Lockheed Martin 2013
 

"I focus on bridging gaps within the IT community by sharing my story of coming up the ranks of IT when there weren't a lot of role models or mentors."

"I focus on bridging gaps within the IT community by sharing my story of coming up the ranks of IT when there weren't a lot of role models or mentors."