Our Story

We believe we all deserve to find deeply fulfilling work that builds on our inherent strengths, no matter where we’re starting or what we’ve been through.

Because it’s 
not your career,
it’s your life.

Founded by Nicole Williams, a New York-based career expert, ELLA WORKS Foundation is redefining the philanthropic standard, creating a premium experience that’s accessible to women independent of financial standing, location, or willingness to publicly disclose her history.

Our team and board is comprised of business leaders, creatives, survivors, and investors who are united by the belief that economic empowerment is the most effective way of promoting self-sufficiency, opportunity, and agency.


  • Nicole Williams

  • Lily Paulovic

    Managing Director
  • Lola Faleti

    HR Director
  • Nicole Steen

    Resume Writer + Career Strategist

Board Of Directors

  • Andrew Clendinneng

  • Kimmy Scotti

  • Nicole Williams


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