Nicole Malachowski Speaks at Inspire: Leading Authorities' Day of Ideas Conference


Colonel Nicole Malachowski, America's first female Thunderbird pilot, was a keynote speaker at Inspire: Leading Authorities' Day of Ideas conference on February 23rd.

A former fighter squadron commander and mission-ready pilot in three operational fighter squadrons and the first woman to fly no the Air Force Thunderbirds, Nicole captivated the audience with her candor, authenticity, and humor, challenging them to think differently about the headwinds of change they face, organizationally and personally. Drawing on her extraordinary Air Force career, she offered lessons on leadership and overcoming adversity and helped the audience ignite their own spirit in order to surpass even their boldest expectations to succeed. "Failure isn’t fatal," she said, "it's the price of entry if you want to achieve something great.”

Watch her full presentation above.