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Meet Nancy Allen



Meet Nancy Allen, President Women’s Business Development Center – Nonprofit Marketing Leader

nancyallenNancy Allen is the President and CEO of the Women’s Business Development Council of Florida, a not for profit organization whose mission is to certify, connect and champion women in business. Nancy’s affiliation to the Council started in 1994 and she became the President and CEO in 1999.

The WBDC is the Florida Regional Partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) which certifies that businesses are women-owned, operated, managed and independently controlled. The certification opens the door for national contracts as well networking opportunities with powerful and successful women business owners.

Nancy has the honor of being selected as the U.S. Small Business Administration’s South Florida District 2011 Women in Business Champion of the Year. She credits this award to the women business owners she has met and worked with over her many years at the WBDC. Nancy claims that she has the distinct honor and privilege of working in the company of women.

Nancy was recently honored by 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.

Most recently Nancy travelled to India to receive a World Women Leadership Achievement Award.

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. She is bi-lingual in English and French and is fluent in Spanish and Creole.

Memberships and affiliations:
Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
Women Impacting Public Policy
Miami Council for International Visitors
Organization of Women in International Trade
National Association of Women Business Owners
The International Alliance of Women (TIAW)
The Commonwealth Institute
The Women’s Chamber of Commerce


If you are in South Florida and would like to join us, be sure and visit our Golden Mouse Awards Registration to learn more about the event taking place September 19, 2014 at the Tower Club in Fort Lauderdale – honoring 15 (fifteen) women in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties for all they have done for and in their respective industries and their community.

Nominations are now CLOSED for the 2014 Golden Mouse Awards, – to nominate someone for the 2015 AWARDS see our Nominations Form.