Ellie Nieves, JD, MBA
Fresh out of law school, Ellie Nieves cut her teeth in the high stakes game of New York City politics. Often the youngest, and many times the only woman, sitting at the table, she earned a reputation as a much sought-after strategist. Through her unrelenting work ethic and leadership ability, she was recruited for campaign leadership roles such as New York State Political Director and Campaign Manager for national and city-wide campaigns. Ellie eventually transitioned into the private sector and became an award-winning attorney for the Government Relations Department at MetLife; later working as Chief of Staff to the President of MetLife International.
Today, she is Vice President & Counsel, Government Affairs at a Fortune 500 company. Ellie is also the Founder and President of Leadership Strategies for Women®, LLC where she leverages her extensive experience to create career-enhancing strategies for women around the country with her coaching. She also leads seminars and webinars for organizations that want to develop their emerging women leaders into effective managers and executives.
Ellie graduated from Fordham University with a BA in Communications and received her Law Degree from Pace University School of Law. In 2014, she received an MBA from New York University with specializations in Global Business and Leadership. Ellie has been profiled as a corporate leader by Hispanic Executive Magazine and has been recognized as a top woman in business by Hudson Valley Magazine.