Conference Speaker

Nicole Cober

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Nicole Cober, Esquire is the Principal Managing Partner of Cober Johnson and Romney (CJR), an award-winning multi-million dollar legal and business consulting firm. She is also an author, a media influencer and contributor, and an advocate for women’s empowerment and small business growth in her community. Nicole is currently serving as a member of the National Women’s Business Council for the 2019-2022 term. No matter the platform, Nicole is regarded as an expert on business matters and personal success strategy.


With 15 years of experience and a sharp entrepreneurial acumen, Nicole has turned her attention to helping other women grow their businesses, become leaders in the industry, and maintain a healthy balance in their personal and professional lives.


Nicole currently blends her entrepreneurial, business, and legal prowess to offer a distinct suite of services at CJR. She takes the concept of business consulting a few steps further, providing a blueprint for gaining business clarity, portraying and positioning authentic brands, and legally protecting those brands, intellectual properties, and creative works. She empowers start-ups and local small businesses to reach their full potential with her creative and effective branding and growth strategies. In 2018, she was recognized as an Enterprising Women Award Recipient by Enterprising Women Magazine for her work at CJR.


Nicole also shares her advice with audiences large and small as a coach and public speaker. She coaches small business owners as a SCORE Mentor and an Emerging Leaders Instructor for the Small Business Administration and a Mentor for CRU. She is regularly invited to speak on business and empowerment topics, and recently, she has addressed the Women Who Shape Our World Summit, the DC Bar, Harvard Business School, Egypt’s Women of the World Conference, the Black Chamber of Commerce, and the U.S. Commerce Department. She has also served as a guest lecturer at Georgetown University.


Nicole’s commentary is also sought after by local and national media. She serves as an analyst on Fox 5 and NewsChannel 8 and she is a contributor to the American Express OPEN Forum, Black Enterprise, and Citibank’s Women and Co. She has also fostered strong relationships with radio outlets such as Sirius, WPGC, WHUR and WKYS and print outlets such as the Washington Post, Allure, Essence, Ebony/Jet, Washingtonian, and People.