Nancy Radcliffe named 2015 Business Woman of the Year

Nancy Radcliffe Awarded Business Woman of the Year Award

The Redwood City-San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce Business Woman of the Year Award co-sponsored by United American Bank, Redwood City will be awarded to Nancy Radcliffe. Nancy is a Property Manager for one of the largest property ownership groups Spieker Companies.

Nancy became involved in Redwood City as a small business owner over 20 years ago. She realized early on, the importance of getting involved in your community as a small business owner and joined the downtown business group eventually serving on the board. Along the way, her volunteer colleagues turned to Nancy to be the welcoming face of the downtown business group. In this capacity, she shared her experiences and knowledge with any new business person, which made her a great business mentor in the local community. Nancy also became the moderator and mediator within this group and helped bridge the gap between the Chamber and the downtown business group. Nancy sat on the Redwood City/San Mateo County Chamber Board. She saw the importance of both roles and worked hard to motivate her colleagues on the downtown business group to work with the Chamber and become partners.


Nancy’s current and past business experience include being an Interior Designer with Selby House, a small business owner of Lulu’s, and a Cabi Clothing consultant. Nancy was drawn to Carol Anderson By Design (Cabi) because it married her passion for design and her passion for empowering women in owning their own business. Nancy is no longer a consultant for Cabi Company but remains active in supporting their mission of encouraging women to take charge of their own financial destiny. Today Nancy is a Property Manager for one of the largest property ownership groups Spieker Properties. Nancy manages 3 properties for this group. Here, she has been able to use her experience to become an effective advocate for the tenants while also understanding the business objectives of her employer.


Nancy’s community service connection to the business world can be seen through her roles as a Redwood City Planning Commissioner, or as a Board of Director of the RWC Library. Nancy has been and is currently very involved in helping the library build relevant workshops and curriculums within the library that are relevant to our community members. Nancy’s involvement on the Board of Directors for City Trees shows her ability to engage the employees of the local businesses in neighborhood tree planting; connecting local businesses with the surrounding neighborhoods.


A great example of Nancy’s commitment to mentoring young women is through the Miss Redwood City Scholarship Pageant. Nancy works very hard working with High School and Junior College age students to apply for this pageant and program. Her mentoring does not stop there. She works with these young women on personal appearance and speech and ensures the young women in this program are engaged in the community.


Nancy began a group, Morning Glories, a group open to any woman wanting to network over breakfast. The only requirement is the attendee brings forward an issue to discuss, ask for opinions, promote their personal work, and bring general community information forward. or simply attend to enjoy companionship.


She will be presented the Business Woman of the Year Award at the Chamber’s Annual Awards and Recognition Dinner on Friday, January 29, 2016, at the Sofitel San Francisco Bay.
United American Bank joins the Chamber again this year as the co-sponsor of the 31-year old award. The Business Woman of the Year Award continues to recognize women who – provide invaluable business intellect to the local community for the purpose of stimulating and enhancing the quality of life – Demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession – Assist other women of all races, ethnicities and economic backgrounds to reach their professional potential within the business community and – are active and supportive participants of the Redwood City-San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce.

The recipient of the BWYA will receive $1000 from United American Bank, which will be donated to the local charity of her choice.  United American Bank continues to make an impact as a great partner in the business community in helping to not only recognize deserving women, but this year again help a local charity meet their financial goals.