23 March 2018 – Nancy’s Notes & Anecdotes

I wanted to welcome you [back] to my Nancy’s Notes & Anecdotes where I hope you will find helpful tidbits of inspiration and insight. Please do share your thoughts with me – we learn and grow together and from each other as women in business when we collaborate.

“The forest was shrinking, but the trees kept voting for the axe because its handle was made of wood and they thought it was one of them.” (Abbed)

Meetings I’m attending:

 #WBENC 2018 Summit and Salute. This week I’m following up on last week’s Summit and Salute meetings. I’ve been sending out letters and adding people to our mailing list. Didn’t attend the event? You can still send a note of congratulations to the Top Corporations. Or you might consider commenting on the LinkedIn articles that WBENC has written about the Top Corporations.



Book I’m reading

The Introvert Entrepreneur: Amplify Your Strengths and Create Success on Your Own Terms, by Beth L. BuelowThe Introvert Entrepreneur: Amplify Your Strengths and Create Success on Your Own Terms, by Beth L. Buelow. Love this book for its great insight and practical tips. “Introvert entrepreneurs such as Bill Gates, Larry Page, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, Tony Hsieh, Guy Kawasaki, and others have transformed our lives not by pretending to be extroverts but by applying their introvert strengths to their entrepreneurial endeavors.” Key introvert strengths: ability to focus; depth of understanding; independent thought and action; capacity to listen and connect; active imagination and creativity; driven by curiosity; calm, steady presence; willingness to put others and their vision in the spotlight.





Ideas I’m Noodling…

keynote speaker How to get Brené Brown as our keynote speaker at our 25th anniversary celebration. I’m putting it out to the universe. Brené Brown studies and speaks on issues that are relevant to our members: vulnerability and resilience. I have 600 members who have incredible stories to share…





I’m following…

NPR Story Corps podcast
NPR Story Corps podcast. Real stories. Real people. Real inspiration. Do yourself a favor and listen, you won’t regret it…







Summit & SoluteConnections and new opportunities. Magic happens when you’re in the right place at the right time AND you have built relationships. We have some new sponsors and information about opportunities with them. Contact me for more info.



Nancy Allen


G. Nancy Allen is an international speaker, coach, consultant and expert on women’s business issues. Nancy has over 30 years of experience helping small business owners at all stages of growth. As President and CEO of WBDC Florida/Her Company Incorporated, Nancy manages and leads an incredible team of staff, sponsors, partners and women business leaders who are dedicated to certifying, connecting and championing women in business. Nancy has been recognized for her work on behalf of women in business through numerous prestigious awards: -Nancy was recently honored by the International Career and Business Alliance (ICABA) as one of South Florida’s 100 most accomplished Caribbean Americans. She is especially proud of this award because it highlights her heritage as well as her professional accomplishments. -Nancy is the recipient of the World Women Leadership Achievement Award from the World Women Leadership Congress -Nancy is also the proud recipient of the Association Marketing Award from Women in ECommerce. -Most recently Nancy was named Honorary Ambassador of Cascais, Portugal by the Ambassador’s Club of the Industry Sector of Cascais and the Estoril Coast. Nancy’s personal motto is Connections, Creativity and Courage in all endeavors. She holds a Master’s Degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS, 1982). She was born in Haiti and raised in South Florida. Nancy is bi-lingual in English and French and is fluent in Spanish and Creole.

Certified WBENC