Nancy spoke at the first GWLN Conference in 2004 and has been on the board of advisors ever since. In 2012, she was inducted into the inaugural Internet Hall of Fame, at the Internet Society’s Global INET 2012 conference in Geneva, Switzerland. Nancy was honored for her pioneering work on Africa's ICT framework with the UN, governments, NGOs, and development institutions, bringing about much needed internet connectivity across Africa. She is truly a Global Connector – “individuals from around the world who have made significant contributions to the global growth and use of the Internet.”
Nancy worked for almost twenty-five years for the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. She has a long history of work on both gender and information technology for development issues and has contributed to many publications, the first of which was Women in Africa: Studies in Social and Economic Change. Now retired from the United Nations, Nancy works as a consultant on gender and information technology issues in developing countries.