Nancy Lyons

President/CEO

Company: Clockwork
Role: Session Presenter
Session: Small Business, Big Change: How to Start a Movement in Your Own Backyard (S4 - C)

Nancy Lyons has been locally and nationally recognized for her role as owner, president and CEO of Clockwork. She is co-author of, “Interactive Project Management: Pixels, People, and Process” (New Riders, 2012), and author of the upcoming book, “How to Win at Business by Being Nice to Humans.”

She serves as the chair emeritus of the National Board of Directors of the Family Equality Council, is on the board of trustees at Minnesota Public Radio, is on the Open Twin Cities advisory board, is on the Amplified Voices board, and is a member of the advisory board for the innovative entrepreneurial conference, Giant Steps. She is also a member of the Women’s Presidents Organization and was the emcee for the Women’s March MN in 2017.

Awards and recognition for Nancy include: Minnesota Women’s Press What Women Want 2017, Favorite Minnesota Role Model for Women in Business; one of Ladders 101 most influential people in the world of work, management, and career 2017; one of Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Most Admired CEOs 2016; Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 Upper Midwest Finalist; Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Diversity in Business; Finance & Commerce Progress Minnesota Honoree; Minnesota Business Magazine Community Impact award finalist; NAWBO-MN (National Association for Women Business Owners–Minnesota Chapter) Business Owner of the Year; Panelist at the inaugural White House Summit for Working Families in Washington, D.C.; and featured on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams as Best Place to Work in America.

Nancy’s reputation as a commanding, candid, and entertaining speaker precedes her. Whether for a group of 10 or 1,000, she adds value and inspires curiosity.

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