2019 Speaker Profile – Vogel, Nadine

Nadine O. Vogel

Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Springboard Consulting


Nadine O. Vogel is the CEO of Springboard Consulting LLC, a global company working with corporations around the world to successfully mainstream disability in the global workforce, workplace and marketplace. As CEO, Nadine leads Springboard’s production of the world-renowned Disability Matters Conference and Awards Gala as well as The Springboard Foundation which provides scholarships to college students with disabilities.  She also serves as the Founder and CEO of Disability Mama & Co., educating, empowering and celebrating moms and dads around the world who have children with special needs.


Prior to founding Springboard, Nadine held a variety of executive positions in both Corporate America and the non-profit sectors.


Vogel is the author of “DIVE IN, Springboard into the Profitability, Productivity and Potential of the Special Needs Workforce,” a highly acclaimed must-read business book. She is a regular contributor to Profiles in Diversity Journal, Diversity MBA Magazine and Diversity Executive Magazine, and has authored articles for many other professional, industry and consumer publications.  Nadine is also recognized as a powerful informational, motivational and inspirational speaker. Recognized for her civic and professional activities, Vogel has received numerous awards and accolades including:


Awarded the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.  In 2017, Acquisition International Magazine’s Global Mobility & International HR Award and the 2017 Leadership Award from the American Economic Institute.  In 2016, recognized as a Top Business recipient by DiversityBusiness.com and the year’s Most Outstanding in Wealth & Money Management and Most Innovative Special Needs Workforce Consultancy in the USA by Wealth & Finance International. A 2015 Winner of the DANDI Award in Entrepreneurship for demonstrating an outstanding commitment towards creating a more diverse and inclusive world, a 2015 Brava Award Winner, one of Smart CEO’s powerhouse female business leaders, a 2015 Humanitarian Award Honoree from the American Conference on Diversity, a 2013 First Star Recipient of Diversity Woman Magazine’s “Stars Who Mean Business Peer Award”; by MEA Magazine as one of the 2013 “25 Influential Women in Business”; by The Garden State Woman Education Foundation as the recipient of the Garden State Woman of the Year 2012 Diversity award; by Diversity Journal as a 2012 Diversity Leader Award recipient; as one of Diversity MBA’s 2011 Top 100 under 50 Executive Leaders; as a 2011 recipient of the American Association for Affirmative Action Edward M. Kennedy Community Service Award; for the Inaugural M2Moms 2010 MomFirst Award, “One Mom’s Idea That Made a Difference”; by the YAI, Business Advisory Council, for the 2010 Advocacy Award; by NJ BIZ Magazine’s for the 2008 Best 50 Women in Business Award; for the Count Me In, 2008 Make Mine a Million $ Business Program Award; by for the 2007 Howard L. Green Humanitarian Award from the NJ Broadcasters Association; for The College of Charleston's 2003 Distinguished Alumni Award; for the Voices Award 2003 - individuals who have made a difference in the community; for the Golden Gate University's 2002 Alumni Community Service Award; for the Fast Company Magazine's 2002 debut list of "Fast 50" innovators -- individuals whose achievements helped change their companies or society; for the Working Mother Magazine's Mothers We Love Top 25 List in 2000 and the magazine's 2000 Mothering That Works Award and numerous elections to a variety of editions to Who’s Who.


Vogel has been featured on NBC News, CNNfn, Lifetime Live on the Lifetime Channel, Good Day NY and Oxygen Television's Pure Oxygen program.  She is a Board member of the American Disabilities Foundation, Inc., The Runway of Dreams Foundation, Low Country Autism Consortium, the founder and past president of the board of SNAP, Special Needs Advocate for Parents, a member of the College of Charleston’s Department of Communications Professional Advisory Council, a founding Board member of the Society for Diversity, a multi-year member of the SHRM Workplace Diversity Special Expertise Panel, WBENC, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, WPO, Women’s Presidents Organization, a member of the National Speakers Association and the Global Speakers Federation .  In 2014, Nadine earned “The Certified Speaking Professional” (CSP) designation which recognizes competency in platform excellence, established business practices and success and is held by less than ten percent of professional speakers worldwide. And in 2015, Nadine earned the “Global Speaking Fellow” designation for her demonstrated sustainability as a global presenter, her mastery of the global speaking competencies, and favorable reviews by global clients and peers.


Vogel received an MBA from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, CA and a BS in Industrial Psychology from the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC.  She is the mother of two adult daughters with disabilities, and resides in South Florida with her husband.