Nan McKay Connects LLC

Our Mission

Our mission is provide resources to empower women to pivot to their next adventure through media and courses. We bring shared experiences to life through the memories of the barriers encountered and the strategies employed to go under, over, around or through every obstacle encountered. It is our shared hope that these stories will inspire and motivate our listeners to bridge their dreams to action. “If they can do it, so can I!”

Our world-class team of talented people works hard to bring you these podcasts! They include our hosts and partners listed below plus Abby from Jamaica, Tess from Kenya, David Swope from David Swope Audio, Keziah from Africa, and our website team from Blizzard Press, Trent and Kristen.


Nan McKay, Owner of Nan McKay Connects LLC

Nan has been founder and President of a multi-million dollar business, Nan McKay and Associates, Inc. since 1980. She started Nan McKay Connects LLC in 2019 and has started 6 other businesses over the last 50 years. in 2018 she received the National Association of Women Business Owners' (NAWBO) Signature Award for Southern California, and in 2019 she was selected by NAWBO as the California Woman Business Owner of the Year. She has received numerous awards for her service in affordable housing and has two buildings named after her, a 10-story elderly high-rise, the Nan McKay Building, and a family subsidized development, McKay Manor.


DeLois (DeeDee) Strum, TBI Host

Nationally recognized entrepreneur, social change agent and women's activist, Dee Dee Strum has to her credit a portfolio of accomplishments in the field of community development and business ownership as evidenced by many notable awards to include Small Woman-Owned Business of the Year (U.S. SBA-Indiana District); Indianapolis Mayor's Award for Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year; ICIC Top 100 Inner-City Corporations; Women's Enterprise Business Network Council (WEBNC) Great Lakes Region Outstanding Business Owner of the Year; NYC Network Journal's Top 25 Black Women In Business; NAWBO Indianapolis Trailblazer Award. Dee served a four-year term as national president of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., serving as thought-leader and principal spokesperson, connecting 60+ chapters nationwide with the national organization. She is a Certified Diversity Professional® and provides diversity consulting throughout the country.


Donna Miller, TBI Host

Donna Miller, CEO and Co-founder of Purse Power, has had more than 30 years of hands-on experience as an entrepreneur and executive in Fortune 500 companies.  She is an award-winning talent management consultant and a professional certified executive coach. Donna has a passion for making a difference and driving positive change. Donna is now focused on helping women, nationwide, to use their trillions of dollars of collective economic power to buy goods and services from companies that create, support and improve opportunities for women and girls. Donna is also a 3-time Journal Record Woman of the Year - 50 Making a Difference honoree (and Circle of Excellence Inductee in 2020) and is grateful to have been selected as one of the Oklahoma Hospitality Club's Ladies in the News and one of Journal Record's Oklahoma's Most Admired CEOs in 2020.

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Tracy Hazzard, Authority Magazine, Medium, BuzzFeed, Nan McKay, Trailblazers Impact


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