14 April 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 that I stumble across on my journey. Please do share your thoughts with me – we learn and grow together and from each other as we collaborate to help women in business shine!

“Friends… they cherish one another’s hopes. They are kind to one another’s dreams.”
(Henry David Thoreau)

Meetings I’m attending:

Promote and Prosper conferenceI am so excited about next week’s Promote and Prosper conference for so many reasons. If you’ve been following me for a bit, you might know that I am a Geek-in-Training! In my 20+ year career, I have witnessed the evolution of how we incorporate technology into our work and I truly stand in awe of it. I’ve always strived to be on the leading edge of tech… so getting together with women in Ecommerce to discuss business development is a pleasure and a great way to spend my time. Another reason I am looking forward to this event is to share information about how being women-owned can open doors! Shameless plug: we are a Gold Sponsor of the event! I am most excited for the opportunity of making connections that count! Will I see you there?


Book I’m reading

Lunar Abundance: Cultivating Joy, Peace, and Purpose Using the Phases of the Moon, by Ezzie SpencerLunar Abundance: Cultivating Joy, Peace, and Purpose Using the Phases of the Moon, by Ezzie Spencer, PhD. All I can say is Wow. Just Wow! I heard Ezzie Spencer on a podcast and purchased her book and the companion journal right away. If you’ve ever wondered how the moon affects us, this book is for you. There are 8 phases of the moon and this book helps you set intentions based on those 8 phases. What I liked best? That Ezzie Spencer talks about the importance of integrating the whole self– personal, professional, communal/relational– and she emphasizes the importance of approaching our lives intentionally. Do you set intentions?


Ideas I’m Noodling…

self careself care ideas and how to incorporate personal and professional goals and intentions into the lunar cycle.




I’m following…

Creative Circle of WomenCreative Circle of Women … they encourage women to take time for fun with creativity and work to create a place where you can use your Intuition, Imagination & Creativity. I agree with them wholeheartedly that there is an artist in each of us and that sharing our experiences widens and opens us up to celebrate the connection we all have to one other and to life. I especially love the inspiring and encouraging quotes they share… I don’t know if this happens to you too Natalie, but for me, it’s almost like the quotes posted are written for me, right when I need them. That makes me smile.


Connecting/reconnecting with people who have been a part of the WBDC Florida and Her Company Incorporated over the last 25 years. It is humbling to be praised and given credit for our success. It is not lost on me that I am here because I have been riding on the shoulders of many people with a shared vision– I am blessed to be the keeper of this flame.



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.