Soles4Souls is Creating Global Entrepreneurs Through an Innovative Nonprofit Approach


In episode 6 of the Masters of Craft podcast, we speak with Nancy Youssef, Chief Corporate Development Officer for Soles4Souls, on creating global entrepreneurs through an innovative nonprofit approach.

Nancy Youssef currently serves as Chief Corporate Development Officer for Soles4Souls, a non-profit enterprise based in Nashville. She is also the Founder and President of Curves with Purpose, established in 2017, 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. She served as senior vice president of international business development for Destination XL group, the largest omni-channel speciality retailer of big and tall men’s apparel.

Prior to Destination XL, Nancy was vice president of international business development for Genesco, Inc. where she pioneered the Fortune 1000 footwear and apparel retailer’s portfolio of brands outside the United States. She currently serves as a director on the Nashville Chamber of Commerce International Business Council, the Mayor’s Advisory Council for Minority and Women Owned Businesses and the Mayor’s Advisory Council for New Americans.

Nancy earned her B.S. in Marketing from The Pennsylvania State University and has also completed International Fashion Design studies at the Instituto Marangoni in Milan, Italy which gave her the opportunity to become fluent in her fifth language, adding Italian to Arabic, English, French, and Spanish.

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