Nicole Miller serves as the managing director of Biomimicry 3.8, a certified BCorp and social enterprise dedicated to help change-makers transform the world by emulating nature’s designs and core principles. Since joining the company in 2012, Nicole’s leadership has played a pivotal role in the growth and success of the company’s core services – nature-inspired innovation services, biomimicry training for professionals, and thought leadership from the founders of the biomimicry movement.
Nicole’s background in Corporate Sustainability and global supply chain development supports her work to bring biological intelligence-based innovation solutions to a wide range of global clients dedicated to innovation and sustainability. As managing director she also drives internal strategy, projects and initiatives that support the legacy of Biomimicry 3.8, with her primary goal to create a 100 year company. Recently she overseen the development and launch of the first accredited Master’s of Science degree in biomimicry program in partnership with Arizona State University, along with several key strategic partnerships that work to increase access and application of biomimicry.
Prior to joining Biomimicry 3.8, Nicole was the Managing Director of the Montana World Trade Center, where the key focus of her work increased global business opportunities for Montana companies by developing and implementing programs to accelerate the transformation of companies into globally recognized, export-oriented, and innovation-driven businesses. Prior to joining MWTC, Nicole was Director of International Sourcing for Overstock.com, where she built the global sourcing division from scratch. That division quickly became integral to the company, contributing to more than $35 million in sales. Through her work in sourcing, Nicole became dedicated to improving the company’s social and environmental compliance standards and created an internal standard to reduce impacts of the company’s supply chain and private label products and provide transparency to Overstock.com customers.
Nicole holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Montana.
She is a Fellow of Columbia University’s American Assembly Next Generation Project—a review of U.S. Global Policy and the Future of International Institutions. Nicole has been included in feature stories in The Wall Street Journal and Time Magazine, as well as profiled in Digital IQ Magazine. She has received the Utah Business “30 under 30” Award for her work at Overstock.com and was recently awarded “20 under 40” by the Missoulian for her work at Biomimicry 3.8.
In 2010, Nicole was appointed to the U.S. Industry Trade Advisory Committee for Small and Minority owned Businesses, a public-private partnership jointly managed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Office of United States Trade Representative that engages business leaders in formulating U.S. trade policy. Nicole has served as President and Vice President on the Board of Directors for Montana Community Development Corporation and the University of Montana School of Business Administration, she has also served on the Board of Directors for Watsons Children’s Shelter.
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