Andrea Wicks Bowles
Get to know me in three:
- My home away from home:
- This is a hard one. It's a toss-up between Colorado where I lived for a long time and New York City where I lived and continue to frequent. While both places are different, it is exactly those differences that speak to multiple parts of my heart.
- What makes LCW special:
- The foundation of LCW includes the basic acknowledgement of individual differences coupled with social justice. That is the basis for humanity.
- The challenge that shaped me:
- Losing my brother (he was 18 years old) when I was 15 years old to unexplained violence. Watching my mom and dad continue to take care of business while they both grieved.
Andrea Wicks Bowles has a strong track record working with clients to meet business objectives through strategic talent management, diversity, equity and inclusion, and management support. Her career has benefited from working at progressive companies such as Work/Family Directions, Bright Horizons, Jennifer Brown Consulting, and now LCW. Identifying the intersection of culture, employee wellbeing, business priorities, and diversity is her strength. She has worked with clients and organizations domestically as well as in Canada, India, Ireland, Mexico, Panama, Singapore, and the UK to strategically consider business priorities, identify barriers to employee engagement, and implement strategies for building an inclusive workplace culture. Engaging employers to participate in supporting the workforce and the communities where they live and work has been her career focus.
Andrea has presented at national and international venues such as the Conference Board, National Human Resource Development India, National Business Group on Health, Working Mother, World@Work, and the World Forum Foundation. She has a BA in Sociology from the University of Colorado Boulder, an M.S. in Educational Leadership from Bank Street College, a DEI Certificate from the University of South Florida Muma College of Business, and is an alumnus of the Denver Community Leadership Program. Andrea lives with her family in Northern NJ.