Nicole Bowman’s Wisconsin Women’s Council Biography

Nicole R. Bowman-Farrell (Mohican/Munsee) is the President/Owner of Bowman Performance Consulting LLC (BPC).  BPC is the only certified Native American and scientific research firm in the country.

BPC provides business and educational consulting services working within Tribal communities as well as bridging Tribal and non-Tribal groups on policy, research, strategic planning, and evaluation topics.  Working with at risk and diverse communities BPC’s services have empowered underserved groups so that policy, research, strategic planning, and evaluation efforts include and address their unique needs.

Nicole was awarded the US Small Business Administration’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award signifying the only time a Native American or WI resident has ever been given this honor. Over the years Nicole has been appointed by WI Governor Doyle and/or selected by her academic colleagues to serve on numerous boards, national academic journals, and advisory committees for her expertise on Indian education, economic development, evaluation, and community development.

BPC services have been utilized by the following selected offices: Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Milwaukee County (Dept. of Health and Family Services), WI Office of Justice Assistance, US Dept. of Justice, US Dept. of Education, US Dept. of Health and Human Services, US Dept. of the Interior, and NASA (Jet Propulsion Laboratory). Outside of the public government, BPC has worked with the following selected organizations: OPUS International, National Congress of American Indians, American Civil Liberties Union, Great Lakes Intertribal Council, and Native Americans in Philanthropy, Northwoods Niijii, WI Procurement Institute, the University of WI System, the WI Indian Business Association, American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin, WI Association of School Boards, and the Wisconsin Women’s Council to name several.

As a University of WI PhD Fellow, Nicole is currently completing her international PhD research on oral Indigenous knowledge use and transfer to contemporary practice.  Her doctorate degree will be in Leadership & Policy Analysis.

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