Nitika Nautiyal is co-founder of the ‘Business Worker Services Coop’ a two-tiered cooperative, owned by entrepreneurs and workers from communities of color, offering back office support to small businesses. Piloted in Chicago, the coop proposes shared ownership as a path to wealth creation. Nitika founded the coop as a result of a consulting engagement on reducing racial wealth gap. She continues to advise more clients through her consulting practice ‘Impact with Empathy’. Before consulting, Nitika served as the Executive Director of CASE, the Chicago Anchors for a Strong Economy program of World Business Chicago. CASE is a regional network of anchor institutions committed to collectively impacting inclusive growth in Chicagoland through their procurement and supply chain. Prior to CASE, Nitika worked in the financial inclusion space through her work at ACCION, SEWA Bharat and most recently as a co-founder of a fintech startup Credit Serve. Nitika holds an undergraduate degree in finance from University of Delhi, a masters in social work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Nitika is a ‘Presidential Leadership Scholar’, Class of 2017, and lives in Chicago with her husband and their son.