Nikita Mitchell

Senior Manager, Strategy & Planning
Cisco

Nikita T. Mitchell is a Senior Manager at Cisco where she is responsible for strategy and planning initiatives for the company’s $20B Americas Sales organization. She started her career at Deloitte Consulting and gained a reputation for her ability to drive executive-level conversations for long-term strategic planning. Motivated by the need to further her social impact, Nikita took her expertise to the nonprofit sector as a ProInspire Fellow before launching a career in tech.

Nikita earned her MBA from UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business and BBA from Howard University. At Haas, she was the MBA Association’s first Black female president, a leader for the Haas Gender Equity Initiative, a Consortium Liaison and a Principal for the $2.5M Haas Socially Responsible Investment Fund.

Nikita is currently the Oakland City Chair for Walker’s Legacy: A Women in Business Collective and a board member for Watermark. For her fierce advocacy for women in business, the Forte Foundation honored Nikita with Edie Hunt Inspiration Award in 2015. When she’s not catching up on a good novel or training for a half-marathon, she shares her reflections on diversity in tech and professional development at nikitatmitchell.com.