International philanthropist and trailblazer for women’s empowerment, Nancy D. O'Reilly, PsyD, believes women who define themselves and others as leaders will hasten their advance to equality.
A successful author and educator, in 2019, Dr. Nancy released her latest book, In This Together: How Successful Women Support Each Other in Business and Life. To coincide with the release of a new documentary featuring her work championing women’s equality and advancement, Dr. Nancy and the team at Women Connect4Good are launching Lift Women Up which will focus on the steps — big and small— that we all can take to continue marching towards gender parity. Throughout the next year while the documentary airs on PBS, they will highlight different influential women and their powerful stories to inspire others to #LiftWomenUp in their everyday lives.
Dr. Nancy founded Women Connect4Good, Inc., a 501(c)3 foundation, that has provided support for many national and international charities, and serves on the boards of several social non-profit groups and as chairman for Take the Lead, Inc. whose mission is to prepare, develop, inspire and propel women to leadership parity across all sectors by 2025. Her podcast, available on DrNancyOReilly.com, features interviews with smart, amazing women and men, and her timely articles have appeared on popular national blogs.
Having earned many awards, Dr. Nancy was honored in Los Angeles by the National Women’s History Museum with a Women Making History Award, in 2020, as one of a select group of women who have made a significant contribution to their field and inspiration to people everywhere. Formerly Dr. Nancy was honored in Washington, D.C. at the 2018 Canales project with 20 other women, including Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
As a licensed psychologist, Dr. Nancy has served for many years on the governor-appointed Missouri Committee of Psychologists. Additionally, she has acted as the director of a large employee assistance program, and as a Nationally Certified Crisis Team Leader in New York City after 9/11.
While she travels widely, she spends much of her time in California and invites everyone to join her in reaching out to support women in the pursuit of leadership, equality, safety and success.