Vice President of Strategic Outreach
Human Rights Campaign

Nik Harris

Nik Harris is a queer, gender non-conforming attorney, activist, and
speaker. She is the Director of Strategic Outreach and Engagement for the Human Rights Campaign
(HRC), the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization. Previously, Nik was appointed by
Commissioner Nikki Fried as the first LGBTQ Director to be a member of the Florida Cabinet. They
have served in Florida as a senior attorney, prosecutor and public defender.

She was the first Black woman elected as Vice-Chair of the HRC Board of Governors and serves on
the boards of Ruth’s List, TransInclusive Group, the Broward County Sheriff’s Social Justice Task
Force, the Broward State Attorney’s Advisory Council and is a BIG in the Big Brothers Big Sisters
Pride Program. Nik is certified by Cornell University to conduct training on diversity, equity, and
inclusion and is certified as an Intercultural Development Inventory specialist. She was also
selected as a 2020 Victory Empowerment Fellow.

She founded “Thou Art Woman,” a signature open mic event, with her friend and fellow
attorney G Wright. The event series celebrates LGBTQ women and their allies through
performance and visual art. Nik is the recipient of countless awards, including the 2019 Ruth’s
List: Women Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award; and the 2020 LGBTQ Leadership Award by the
Florida Diversity Council and is a 2021 Diversity Honors awardee. She is an award-winning
Toastmaster and speaks across the country in support of equal

Summits Attended: 2022 SF, 2023 SF Emcee

Diverse representation is a priority for us. We're proud to say that our Summit speakers are 80% queer women, 50% women of color, 25% Black & Latinx, and 15% transgender and gender nonconforming.