Nashville-based entrepreneur Nancy Youssef has joined Soles4Souls’ Executive team as Chief Corporate Development Office. Previously, Nancy served as Chair for Soles4Souls’ Board of Directors.
Soles4Souls CEO Buddy Teaster said, “Having Nancy join the executive team at Soles4Souls is a real coup. Her global experience in the footwear and apparel arena, as a corporate leader and an entrepreneur, would be amazing on its own. But as a board member since 2014, the last year as board chair, she has already demonstrated her commitment to our mission. I have no doubt Nancy’s passion and expertise will take us to new heights as we serve those in need, create opportunity and protect the environment.”
Nancy Youssef is founder and President of Curves with Purpose, a fashion community ascending the movement of shape diversity, curating global brands for women sizes up to 5X.
“I have long admired the work that Soles4Souls does helping women in developing countries become entrepreneurs,” said Nancy. “As an entrepreneur myself, I recognize that owning your business is about survival and resilience. The women that we work with embody this mindset and carry a spirit with them like nothing I’ve ever seen before. Soles4Souls is a conduit for economic opportunity and radical generosity, and I’m honored to play a part in that.”
Previously, Nancy held roles 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 since 2009 for NYSE-listed Genesco, Inc. where she was responsible for growing the 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.