Nakita M. Pope is the Chief Chick and Brand Strategist at Branding Chicks, a boutique branding studio in Atlanta, GA. Branding Chicks specializes in branding women-owned businesses and female-focused brands. As a brand strategist, she helps clients narrow their focus, gives their brands a voice, slingshots their confidence, and clarifies their message so that it resonates directly with their target markets. She also helps businesses large and small to brand or re-brand to attract and grow customer bases for new products and professional services through custom, creative, relevant brand-promoting strategies. Over the past 20 years, she has worked as a strategist, graphic designer, creative director and brand manager which has given her experiences that inform how she works with her clients. Her passion for brand strategy is also evident through her teaching advertising strategy, branding and design at the Creative Circus (one of the top-rated advertising portfolio schools in the U.S.) for the past 10 years. She is a former board member of AIGA Atlanta, current member of the AIGA National Diversity & Inclusion Task Force, Board Vice President of Smart Girls on Campus and Board Member of Good Thinking Atlanta. Along with her work and passion projects, she now gets to share her knowledge and experiences with a variety of audiences on the national speaking stage.