Nancy D. O’Reilly, PSY.D.
International Philanthropist, Celebrated Author and Motivational Speaker
Nancy D. O’Reilly, PsyD, is an international philanthropist and trailblazer for women’s empowerment, who believes women will hasten their advance to equality by defining themselves and others as leaders.
A successful author and educator, she founded Women Connect4Good, Inc., a 501(c)3 foundation, to help support national and international charities that advance women and girls. She also serves on the boards of several social-profit groups and as chairman for Take the Lead, Inc.
In 2019, Dr. Nancy released her latest book, In This Together: How Successful Women Support Each Other in Business and Life. In 2020, Dr. Nancy and the team at Women Connect4Good launched Lift Women Up to complement a documentary set to air on PBS that features her work championing women’s equality and advancement. #LiftWomenUp focuses on the steps that we all can take to help each other continue marching towards gender parity. She also hosts the popular podcast “Smart, Amazing Conversations with Dr. Nancy” which looks closely at the stories of life and leadership, of smart, amazing women and men.
Dr. Nancy has earned numerous awards including a Women Making History Award, presented in Los Angeles by the National Women’s History Museum as one of a select group of women who has made a significant contribution to her field. Dr. Nancy was also 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. She also served as the director of a large employee assistance program, and as a Nationally Certified Crisis Team Leader in New York after 9/11.
She travels widely and spends much of her time in California, near her daughters, granddaughters, grandson, and her beloved horses. She invites everyone to join her in reaching out to support women in the pursuit of leadership, equality, safety and success.