Nikki Silvestri

Founder and CEO , Soil and Shadow
Oakland, CA

  • Arts and Economic Development
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Gender Equality
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Racial Equity
  • Social Entrepreneurship

About Nikki

Nikki Silvestri is the Founder and CEO of Soil and Shadow. As an entrepreneur and serial non-profit Executive Director, Nikki has invited thousands of leaders and hundreds of business and organizations into more in-depth conversations around the intersection of ecology, economy, and social equity. Her wide-ranging career has taken her from presentations at the White House and negotiations with the Environmental Protection Agency to intimate workshops with local businesses and small retail organizing. A nationally recognized thought leader and international keynote speaker, her many honors include being named one of The Root’s 100 Most Influential African Americans.