Nicole Husain

Nicole is the COO at Lighthouse Labs, a tech education and training company specializing in coding, data & cybersecurity. She is a skilled operations leader, blending strategic vision and operational expertise to scale meaningful outcomes in mission driven companies. Nicole’s passion for pursuing solutions to societal issues at the intersection of science technology and education have led her on a winding path through discovering a gene for night-blindness during her PhD, to building an open and free global STEM community providing science content to over 2 million users in 140 countries, and creating bridging programs to tech for women and youth from under-represented communities. She’s a lifelong learner with a strong belief that there’s no limit to how many times you can ask yourself ‘what do you want to be when you grow up?’



Keynote: Why Companies Need More Introverted Leaders Nicole Husain, Lighthouse Labs COO

Did you know that both introverts and extroverts are equally creative, passionate and articulate leaders? In her keynote “Why Companies Need More Introverted Leaders”, Nicole Husain (Chief Operating Officer at Lighthouse Labs) will talk about how introversion is not a barrier to leadership. The skills of listening, observing, reflection are super powers that companies need more of. By putting a ‘quiet’ leader in a visible role creates a more inclusive environment highlighting the diverse personality types that can be managers and leaders.