March 16, 2019
Nicole Caley, Founder, CEO (Chief Executive Optimist) for Living Virtuously LLC, has just recently been selected as Empowered Woman of the Year for 2019 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the industry.
While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few women are chosen for this distinction based on their years of experience in the field, professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, and contributions to their communities. These are truly incredibly talented women who have dedicated their life to their work and have had a lifetime of achievement and success in a male dominated industry!
Nicole was just recently honored at IAOTP’s Annual Awards Gala at the Plaza Hotel in NYC for her selection as Top Professional of the Year in Finance and Management for 2018 and she will be honored at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas for this distinction as Empowered Woman of the Year. www.iaotp.com/award-gala
Nicole is being recognized for this distinction for having close to 2 decades of professional experience in the accounting industry, and for her new company Living Virtuously which provides motivation and inspiration to help women overcome obstacles that are preventing them from reaching their true potential. Nicole’s impressive repertoire includes serving as the Director of Accounts Payable for several Chicagoland corporations. Currently she is leading a 23-person team at AAR Corporation which supports their global operations. In her role, Nicole concentrates extensively on organizational leadership, staff development, and training. Throughout her career, Nicole has hosted several Women’s Leadership Summit’s and efforts to support closing the gender gap on senior leadership.
While she has always been fully committed to every role, Nicole’s true passion lies within serving the Chicagoland area through True Mentors, Women’s Leadership Summits, as well as private speaking engagements that are specifically focused on the young girls from the inner city of Chicago. On top of all that, she is also the President of the Board of the Illinois Chapter of the Institute of Finance and Management, a member of the Board of Directors for True Mentors, is an active servant/mentor for the True Mentors organization, and a volunteer with the G.E.M.S. Girls Mentoring Program of Saint Sabina Church in Chicago.
The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami, stated “We are honored to have Nicole as an Empowered Woman of the Year. She is a bright, talented young woman who has already accomplished so much and is passionate in giving back to her community. She is humble, gracious and brilliant at what she does and we felt she would make an amazing asset to our organization. We are looking forward to spend time with her at this year’s gala and know we will be seeing more amazing things from this incredible woman.”
Throughout her illustrious career Nicole has received awards, accolades and has been recognized worldwide for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the profession. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with a Certificate in Forensic Accounting and her Master of Business Administration from Benedictine University. In 2016, she was awarded AP Director of the Year for Organizations >$1B by the Institute of Finance and Management. In 2017, she was selected as Outstanding Professional of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women, now known as the International Association of Women. In 2018, she was selected as the Top Professional of the Year in Finance and Management by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) and was sought out to author a chapter a book due to release mid-2019, “America’s Leading Ladies Who Positively Impact our World.” And, for 2019 has been selected as Empowered Woman of the Year by IAOTP.
Looking back, Nicole attributes her success to her perseverance, mentors she has had along the way, and staying passionate in all her business endeavors. When not working, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, and making a difference in the world. For the future, she simply wants to help others get out of their own way so they can be their best selves!
For more information on Nicole please visit: www.livingvirtuously.net
The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization who handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries. These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join. You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview.
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