Nicole Bernard Dawes
Nicole Bernard Dawes
Founder & CEO
Nixie Sparkling Water

Nicole is a pioneering business owner whose lifelong dedication to transforming the food and beverage industry by creating delicious, organic options resulted in her founding Late July Snacks, one of the country’s most successful organic snack brands, in 2003, and most recently Nixie Sparkling Water in 2019, the #4 and fastest growing sparkling water brand in natural. Nicole has been named among Food & Wine and Fortune Magazine’s ‘Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink’ and Forbes Magazine’s ‘Top Five Women Breaking Barriers in Food and Beverage.’

In addition, Nicole has been a speaker at a variety of industry and consumer events including: Natural Products Expo, NOSH Live, the Hirshberg Entrepreneurship Institute and testified before Congress about the organic industry on behalf of the Organic Trade Association.

Nicole will be part of a panel discussion on "What’s next in better-for-you beverages?" on March 31.