5 November 2018: Certified or Certifiable

Think on this: “It’s ok to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave!”

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Start telling the universe what you want, not what you don’t want!

Use your energy to create, not destroy.

Never give up on something you really want, it is difficult to wait, but more difficult to regret.

Some say it’s scary in October, I say I want to stay scared so I continue forging on with more programming for women in business to take the scary part of scaling your business. Or the terrifying and paralyzing thought of considering federal contracting opportunities? We’ve helped so many women just like you find a good solution, even if it’s as a Tier 2 or by forming a powerful win-win strategic partnership …

We are right by your side … seriously, I’m the President of Women’s Business Development Council of Florida and my mission is to use creativity, my connections, and courage to make things happen for women to be an equal part of our workforce.

How can we help you today – or at least get you pointed in the right direction …

Let me know here –> please help me get un-stuck Nancy!

Make Allies and Believers

Here are curated & customized newsletters full of strategic insight for your success: We promise the following deliverables popping into your inbox and on your social feeds … and are all ears if you have constructive feedback on our online outreach efforts ….

  1. Share what has made other women leaders successful
  2. discuss best practices for the obstacles that women leaders face
  3. advice for women in business, no matter the stage {not ready, getting ready, ready}


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Women Owned Resources

As a WBENC-Certified WBE you are eligible to utilize the Women Owned logo as you market your products. 5 years later, market research still show that an overwhelming majority of shoppers would go out of their way to purchase products from a Women Owned business,.

Look for the official logo to know you’re buying a vetted product!

There is still time to either self-nominate or nominate a women-owned business so they can be featured in our 2019 HERprofiles. Nominate someone who works hard for women’s equality in the workplace, regardless of their gender… Nominate!

Looking for a copy of the 2018 edition? Click here for help.

Gratitude … it is so good for the soul. Will you join me on the 30 day challenge I’m leading?

We learn and grow together and from each other as champions of women in business when we collaborate, don’t you agree?

Did you find this issue of Certified or Certifiable full of relevant and helpful news and information to share and use about leveraging your status as a women owned business? We are all ears, please share your thoughts here. And, btw, would you please do us a big favor and pass it on to a friend or colleague~

Please don’t hesitate to let me know how we can support you in your endeavors!


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.