Known as “The Storyteller of the Valley,” Nancy Duarte is CEO of Duarte Inc. and author of six best-selling and award-winning communication books that have been translated into 11 languages. Since 1988, her company has worked with the highest performing brands and executives in the world, creating some of the most influential visuals and messages in business and culture. The firm solves communication problems at scale and then codifies the insights into communication training programs everyone can learn from.
Nancy is a communication expert who cracked the code for effectively incorporating story patterns into business communications. She has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, Wired, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Time Magazine and on CNN. She’s a columnist for Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review and has lectured at Stanford University several times.
Duarte Inc. is the largest communications firm in Silicon Valley, as well as one of the top woman-owned businesses. Nancy is a member of the nomination-only CEO group Committee of 200 and has won several awards for communications, entrepreneurship, and her success as a female executive. On the list of top 250 Women in Leadership, Duarte ranks #67 and on World’s Top 30 Communication Professionals for 2017, Duarte ranks #1. She delivers keynotes at conferences for many Fortune 500 companies. Nancy’s TED talk has had millions of views, she is a LinkedIn Influencer, and she is on Twitter @NancyDuarte