Nancy Twine has carved her own unique path in the business world. Pivoting from her first career as a VP at Goldman Sachs, she sought a different life filled with inspiration and purpose. Tapping into her mother’s roots in natural product formulation, she created Briogeo — the clean, high-performance hair care line that pioneered the “skinification” of hair movement. At the age of 29, Nancy became the then-youngest Black woman to launch a product line at Sephora, and the brand has gone on to win dozens of awards for innovation, including the most Allure Best of Beauty Awards in the prestige hair care space.
In 2022, less than 10 years after launch, Nancy sold Briogeo to The Wella Company. Nancy is one of the few Black CEOs and businesswomen who have successfully launched & scaled a global business, raised over $20M of Private Equity Funding, and who has sold her company in a strategic M&A process – all before the age of 40. While Nancy continues in her role as Founder & CEO of Briogeo globally, she is now evolving once again, harnessing the power of her business expertise and life experience to enrich the lives of her community. By providing meaningful connections to information, tools and resources on NancyTwine.com, Nancy is helping to open up a world of possibilities for others—and to empower everyone to create a life well lived.
Today, Nancy is an active investor in multiple startups across the Beauty, Wellness, Food & Beverage, FinTech, and Real Estate industries. She is also considered a leading expert in entrepreneurship, growth mindset, and female leadership and has been sought out for profiles and opinion from publications such as Inc., Forbes, WWD, NPR, Allure and Vogue. Nancy is the recipient of the Goldman Sachs Builders + Innovators Award, Entrepreneur’s 100 Women of Impact and Inc’s Female Founders 100. Nancy currently serves on the board of Cosmetic Executive Women and the philanthropic organization, Room to Grow.