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About Me


I grew up in Peoria, Illinois in a loving family of passionate caregivers and innovative strivers. My father, Marvin Goodman, a businessman with a big heart, embodied the solid values he instilled in me and my big sister, Susan. Our mother, Ellie Goodman, a Girl Scout leader and community activist, lit up rooms with her vibrant smile and lived her faith with daily acts of loving kindness. Mom was a fundraising marvel, part of the army of everyday people who supported scientists in their search for a polio vaccine in the 1950s. Trooping along with her, Suzy and I witnessed the powerful chemistry of caring and action, and it shaped our lives.

The Book


For sisters and survivors, for anyone who’s ever been lost and found, for every book club that thrives on lively discussion and every reader in search of a riveting emotional journey. For anyone who’s ever wondered, “Who was the real Susan G. Komen?” This is my story and the story of my sister, Suzy.


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NewsRoom


Joe Lieberman’s Virtues

By Nancy G. Brinker June 9, 2017 The Daily Caller The Republican Party occupies more real estate inside the federal government and state houses across the country today than at any other point in the last 100 years. This was largely accomplished because the party offered an attainable vision for the country that was predicated […]

History Provides a Path Forward on Healthcare Reform

By Nancy G. Brinker May 16, 2017 Newsmax President Reagan was a visionary. Few of his contemporaries gave him credit, but history has judged our 40th President as such. On his desk in the Oval Office sat a plaque that read: “There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can […]

Brinker: Quite A Punch, But Peoria Not Down For The Count

By Nancy G. Brinker February 14, 2017 Peoria Journal Star On Washington Street in Downtown Peoria sits the Caterpillar Visitors Center & Museum. Opened in 2012, the 50,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility celebrates the company’s roots in Peoria going back 107 years and, more importantly, lays out a vision for its future. That future, up until recently, […]

Trump, Please Aim The ‘Cancer Moonshot’ At The Stars

By Nancy G. Brinker December 8, 2016 Newsmax A suggestion for President-elect Trump while he’s draining the Washington swamp: Don’t always throw out the baby with the swamp water. He’s already indicated that he’s willing to do that with the Affordable Care Act, since he now seems open to retaining some of its components, such […]

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Speaking Engagements


Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker has given speeches around the world – from the United Nations European Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland to business leaders in Moscow, Russia and at annual meetings of our nation’s largest companies. Her inspiring story of leading the global breast cancer movement from a promise made to her sister resonates with so many looking to transform businesses and organizations. In front of countless audiences big and small, she has shared her fascinating experiences and stories as our nation’s top diplomat in Hungary in the weeks and months immediately following 9/11 and as the United States Chief of Protocol under President Bush where she had the intimate opportunity to walk the halls of the West Wing and White House Residence as she managed protocol and social matters for visiting heads of state and government.

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