Nina Segal
(United States)

Nina Segal’s background in leadership and team development, learning design, career coaching, facilitation and training, with a focus in the international development and human rights communities brings deep experience to the KITE team.

Before co-founding KITE, Nina led the leadership development function for UNICEF—conceptualizing and launching a diverse executive support toolkit to optimize the impact of UNICEF’s top executives. She has coached senior leaders, co-created a leadership competency framework that resonates with the new UN System Leadership Framework, worked on numerous projects to help transform the leadership landscape at UNICEF, and developed global partnerships to deliver at scale.

Nina has consulted globally with UN agencies—UNICEF, UNFPA, UNOPS, IFAD, UN Secretariat, FAO and UNESCO—on a range of organizational development  and learning initiatives.  With KITE, she has expanded her work on a wide range of team development engagements for UNDP, UNFPA, The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, IOM, Global Fund for Women, IDB, IAEA, UNJSPF, The Nature Conservancy, and Human Rights Watch. She also plays the primary role within KITE as President, overseeing client relationship management  and the majority of project administration.

Nina has also worked with a range of diverse, global and progressive institutions including the Ford Foundation, DevEx, United Negro College Fund Special Program’s Corporation, The Aspen Institute, and Realizing Rights—the human rights NGO founded by Mary Robinson. She worked for over a decade with the International Career Advancement Program, designed to cultivate leadership with underrepresented groups in international public service.  Nina has a strong commitment to, and passion for, increasing diversity in the global workplace.

Nina has a Master’s Degree in Developmental Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University and a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Communication from George Washington University (Phi Beta Kappa). She is certified in the Team Diagnostic Survey (Levels 1,2 and 3), Certified KanBan Training, Team Coaching International (CTI), ORSC Essentials, MBTI and Corentus. Nina has written extensively in the area of international career development, publishing articles for DevEx, and She is based in New York.