Project: Queen City Certified: Equity at Work
Grant/Date: 2018 Haile Fellowship Recipient
Bio: Nicole is a parent and runs a family photography business with her husband. Her background in graphic design, design research and design thinking has taken her all over the world.
Project: Nicole Armstrong believes that Greater Cincinnati can be a national leader when it comes to gender equity in the workplace. Nicole will spend her Fellowship year developing Queen City Certified, the first locally-focused gender equity certification process for Cincinnati-based businesses and organizations. Borrowing from other certification point-system platforms—like LEED—Queen City Certified will be designed to encourage organizations of all sizes to participate in the certification process while learning best practices to enhance their policies along the way. By focusing on the positive practices many businesses and organizations already champion, Queen City Certified seeks to illuminate best practices rather than being punitive towards those businesses and organizations that may require improvement.
This project is in progress. Check back for updates.