Nancy Franklin Gates is a passionate writer, teacher and conference speaker. Armed with a degree in Business Management, she made her foray into entrepreneurship, starting her company, Nancy Gates, Inc. (NGI) in 2011. The company produces resources designed to broaden the knowledge of men, women and children, using the hashtag #learningasalifestyle to encourage a lifelong habit of expanding the mind through reading, writing, travel, and personal productivity.
Nancy launched her career as an author, writing her first book Employed By Heaven in 2010 at the height of the economic recession. The book encourages readers to find lasting and fulfilling employment by tapping into their life call. Her novel, Justine and the Ugly Truth, was published in January 2019. The 226-page Christian fiction work highlights the spiritual journey of a single, professional woman, her struggle with the seven deadly sins, and her will to overcome. The universal lessons found in its tastefully written fifteen chapters are applicable to real life women seeking real life. Justine and the Ugly Truth is sold on retail platforms worldwide.
Nancy is the founder of The National Women’s Forum Conference, The CEO Creators Summit, and the Well Done Discipleship Retreat. She uses a combination of wit, humor, intellect and inspiration to engage her audiences, imparting valuable lessons and ideas for personal development and success.
The charitable arm of her company, Water180™, supports the global cause of providing safe-drinking water in developing nations. Nancy successfully spearheaded efforts to drill water wells in Tanzania and Angola.
A native Indianapolitan, Nancy lives there with her husband, Lambert Wade Gates, Sr. She is the mom of two sons, Lambert Wade, Jr., (married to Erika) and Cameron David, and “Mimi” to two granddaughters, Teagan Noemi and Elyse Danielle.