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Nicole Leinbach

STIMULATE Founder, Professor + Author

Nicole Leinbach is the Founder of STIMULATE: A B2B Sexual Wellness Trade Show + Conference, which debuted in 2023, as well as RetailMinded.com, a well-respected retail industry resource that has been recognized worldwide for its retail business insight since 2007.

Leinbach has supported Columbia College as an Adjunct Faculty Professor, where she teaches retail business and marketing, and is also the Author of the book “Retail 101: The Guide to Managing and Marketing Your Retail Business” from McGraw-Hill. Additionally, Leinbach supported American Express’s Small Business Saturday as a Spokesperson and speaks regularly for companies and conferences that have included Dreamforce by Salesforce, the National Retail Federation, Callaway Golf, IBM, NY NOW, Retail Global in Australia, and at many other events. Leinbach has also been a guest and contributor to various media outlets that have included The Today Show, Forbes, Entreprenuer.com and countless B2B publications.

In 2021 Women’s Wear Daily (WWD), recognized Leinbach at one of 25 inspiring Women in Retail and in 2023, WWD honored Leinbach as one of the world’s most prominent change makers in social efforts in retail due to her work with STIMULATE and featured her on a billboard in Times Square. In 2023, STIMULATE: A B2B Sexual Wellness Trade Show + Conference was also recognized as a finalist for “Best Community Created and/or Maintained” by Trade Show Network News.

In 2021, Leinbach released her first children’s book titled “Shadow Siblings” that she co-wrote with her then pre-teen daughter, which is available on Amazon.

Denver is home to Leinbach where she is a mom of 4 and 3 dogs. Learn more about Leinbach at RetailMinded.com.