Nadine O. Vogel is Founder and President of Springboard Consulting LLC. Springboard works with national and global firms on how to appropriately support employees who either have a disability or who have a child or other dependent with special needs through diversity, work life and human resource initiatives. Springboard also enables these firms to successfully market their products and services to this community, now the largest minority market in the world! Springboard also produces the Disability Matters Awards Banquet and Conference which honors those firms that are making great strides in the areas of marketing, work-life and diversity as it pertains to the special needs population.
Prior to founding Springboard, Nadine held a variety of senior level 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 must-read business book. She has also authored numerous articles and is recognized as a powerful motivational, inspirational speaker. Recognized for her civic and professional activities, Vogel has received many awards and accolades including:
NJ BIZ Magazine’s 2008 Best 50 Women in Business Award, The Count Me In, 2008 Make Mine a Million $ Business Program Award, The 2007 Howard L. Green Humanitarian Award from the NJ Broadcasters Association, The College of Charleston's 2003 Distinguished Alumni Award, The Voices Award 2003 -individuals who have made a difference in the community, The Golden Gate University's 2002 Alumni Community Service Award, The Fast Company Magazine's 2002 debut list of "Fast 50" innovators -- individuals whose achievements helped change their companies or society, 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 the founder and past president of the board of SNAP, Special Needs Advocate for Parents, a member of the NJN TV Corporate Advisory Committee, a member of the Expert Advisory Committee of United Cerebral Palsy and on the editorial advisory board for WorkLife Matters Magazine. She is a member of the College of Charleston Foundation Board and a member of the College of Charleston Department of Communications Professional Advisory Council.
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 resides in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters, both of whom have special needs.