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NICOLE GATES
Public Affairs Specialist


Nicole Gates Catalyst, Trendsetter, Trailblazer, Humanitarian and Philanthropist, who resides in Memphis TN. Nicole is the proud unapologetically single mother of four beautiful daughters Yolanda (25), Savanna (14), and twins Brooklyn & Bheanna (9). Nicole is a community advocate and works alongside her daughters in various community projects to make Memphis a better place to work, eat and play!

Nicole is the Author of Success Over Statistics…I CHOOSE! The Founder of the Infant Mortality Force of Memphis a grassroots education and awareness organization and Executive Director of Successful Single Moms Memphis an advocacy and empowerment organization for single moms. Nicole has served as the Shelby County Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative Coordinator and currently serves in an appointed position by Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell as Public Affairs Specialist.

Nicole is described by her colleagues as a supermom… Driven, enthusiastic, humble and an inspiration to everyone she has contact with. Nicole describes herself as a Woman of Possibilities, Purpose and Power.

Recognized on many levels for her stellar community grassroots efforts including; 2008 & 2009 March of Dimes Lay Health Advisor of the Year, 2010 Frayser High School Inspiration in Action recipient, 2010 Dress for Success Memphis & Worldwide Community Action Project 1st Place Honoree, Volunteer Mid-South’s Adult Volunteer of the Year Nominee, MPACT Memphis’ Community Involvement Soul of the City Honoree, Ordinary People Magazine’s Servant Award Honoree, 2010 BET Black Girl Rocks Memphis Honoree, 2010 Agent of Change Nominee, 2010 Congregation Health Promoter Champion, 2012 Tri-State Defender Best in Black-Event Planner, 2012 Tri-State Defender Best in Black-Women’s Organization, 2012 Stone Awards Honoree-Advocacy & Community Outreach.

Nicole is a champion for professional/personal development and leadership; adding to her repertoire: Graduate of Leadership Memphis’ Grassroots and Fastrack Programs, Ms. Gates serves on the board of Memphis Area Prevention Coalition.

Nicole Gates lives by the motto: To whom much is given, much is required. She feels honored to be able to serve her community and make an impact on the lives of Memphians! Nicole’s mantra “Real Change is an Inside Job…CHANGE Has NO Season”.

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