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Nancy Youssef | Empowering Women for Social Impact

Ms. Nancy Youssef currently serves as Chief Corporate Development Officer for Soles 4 Souls, a non-profit social enterprise based in Nashville, TN. Ms. Youssef is also founder and President of award winning Curves with Purpose, a women’s e-commerce marketplace celebrating shape diversity, serving sizes up to 5X, curating global brands, utilizing fit tech and helping disrupt the cycle of poverty through charitable partnerships. Youssef is an adjunct professor of Retail Management at Belmont University.

Ms. Youssef served as senior vice president, international business development for Canton, MA-based Destination XL group, the largest omni-channel specialty retailer of big and tall men’s apparel. Prior to joining Destination XL, Youssef was vice president, international business development for NYSE-listed Genesco, Inc. where she pioneered the Fortune 1000 footwear and

apparel retailer’s portfolio of brands outside the U.S. In this role she successfully directed the entry of the Fortune 1000 company into more than two dozen countries around the world and was pivotal in acquisitions, partnerships and licensing relationships. Prior to that, she served as senior brand manager for interactive multichannel retailer HSN, Inc. and has led business development for fashion apparel and accessories importer and distributor SAS-Egypt.

Ms. Youssef earned her B.S. in Marketing from The Pennsylvania State University with focuses in Accounting and French & International Studies. Ms. Youssef has also completed International Fashion Design studies at the Instituto Marangoni in Milan, Italy. Which gave her an opportunity to become fluent in her fifth language, adding Italian to Arabic, English, French and Spanish.
Ms. Youssef serves as a director for the Nashville Chamber of Commerce International Business Council, Siloam Healthcare, Belmont University College of International Business, Nashville Mayor’s Advisory Council for Minority and Women Owned Businesses and Nashville Mayor’s Advisory Council for New Americans.


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