Nicole Raden

Business Training Program Officer

Designs and implements outstanding learning opportunities.

Started with WEV


Languages Spoken


Inspired By

Queen Lili’uokalani

Favorite Central Coast Activity

Holiday shopping on Ventura’s Main Street

Path to WEV

Before joining WEV in 2014, Nicole worked in the non-profit sector for 12 years with a focus on programs designed to break the cycle of generational poverty. While obtaining a master’s degree from Pepperdine University in Social Entrepreneurship and Change, Nicole interned in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with a small organization providing training and employment for women. Through this experience, she saw firsthand the incredible impact of women’s economic empowerment: transforming not just individuals, but entire communities.

“The work that WEV does is not a band-aid for our community - economic empowerment is a long-term solution to the cycle of poverty. I am proud to work here.”