Nicole Harding’s passion for taking on new challenges and building high-performing, diverse teams led her to her current role at CCA Global Partners, one of the largest purchasing cooperatives in the retail space with more than 2,800 locations in North America. As VP of CCA Global University, Nicole leads the learning and development for the employees and retail members of CCA. She is focused on empowering employees to learn and fill skill gaps to build their careers. She is inspired by transforming the professional lives of individuals and thereby transforming her organization through fostering authentic connections and facilitating strategic and innovative learning plans. Nicole, who entered the retail industry in her teens, has also worked with brands including Toys R Us, Gap Inc., and The Vitamin Shoppe.