THURSDAY April 19th — Multicultural Communications

Join us April 19th for a lively panel discussion on multicultural communications. At our April professional development luncheon, we’ll host 3 of Nashville’s leading voices on the subject for live discussion and Q&A.

Multicultural Communications: How to Engage

How do organizations create strong personal connections with an increasingly diverse audience? How do we engage audiences from different cultures while identifying the best tactics for communication within these groups? How do we make our content relevant to these audiences while staying on-brand and authentic to voice in an ever changing digital landscape? Thankfully our panel is comprised of leaders in multicultural communications, and they’re here to share their insights with our members and guests.


Jocelyn Allen , Co-Founder & CEO at The Allen Lewis Agency

Jocelyn is a marketing and communications maestro skilled at finding and telling her clients’ stories to diverse audiences. With more than 15 years of experience working in a wide variety of communications roles at General Motors, Allen developed a vast network of media contacts including many writers and editors at multicultural news and lifestyle outlets. Her efforts to share GM and its brands’ stories with Hispanic, Asian, African American, LGBT and military veteran audiences helped her long-time employer gain entrée into these often hard-to-reach markets.


Nancy Youssef, President at Curves with Purpose

Nancy Youssef is founder and President of the newly created corporation, Curves with Purpose. CWP is an e-commerce platform housing a curated assortment of global brands, celebrating shape diversity, utilizing fit tech, and helping disrupt the cycle of poverty through charitable partnerships. Nancy has served since 2015 as senior vice president, international business development for Canton, MA-based Destination XL group, the largest omni-channel specialty retailer of big and tall men’s apparel. Prior to joining Destination XL, Youssef was vice president, international business development since 2009 for NYSE-listed Genesco, Inc. where she was responsible for growing the footwear and apparel retailer’s portfolio of brands outside the U.S. In this role she successfully directed the entry of the Fortune 1000 company into more than two dozen countries around the world. Prior to that, she served as senior brand manager for interactive multichannel retailer HSN, Inc. and also has led business development for fashion apparel and accessories importer and distributor SAS-Egypt.


Jewell Green Winn, Ed.D, Chief Diversity Officer at Tennessee State University

Dr. Jewell Green Winn has over thirty years of experience in education and serves Tennessee State University as Senior International Officer, Executive Director for International Programs, Deputy Chief Diversity Officer and Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership. Dr. Winn completed the Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Middle Tennessee State University, Masters of Public Administration and Doctorate of Education degrees at Tennessee State University.  She is a member of several professional and social organizations such as the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education, Women in Higher Education in Tennessee, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.  She is a graduate of Leadership Nashville, the Maxine Smith Fellows Program, the Millennium Leadership Institute and the American Council on Education’s Spectrum Executive Leadership Program. She is the founding Executive Director of From the Heart International Education Foundation.  She is married to Timothy Winn and they have four adult children and four grandchildren.


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