Nancy Droesch co-founded WILLO LLC in 2016 to pursue her passion to help companies reap the benefits of fostering gender diversity. Ms. Droesch brings the same practical results-oriented skills to her clients that she used as a partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP. Ms. Droesch developed WILLO’s Facilitated Peer Coaching program for younger women to help them gain the skills needed to navigate the business world.
Ms. Droesch launched her career in the early eighties when women were first joining the public accounting profession in equal numbers as their male peers. She was the first woman partner in the St. Louis office of Deloitte. Ms. Droesch served as Partner in Charge of the Deloitte’s Women’s Initiative (WIN) in the St. Louis office in its inaugural years. WIN was established to promote the advancement and retention of women at Deloitte. As the WIN leader, she identified issues and developed responsive programs in connection with the national WIN Program.
Ms. Droesch retired from Deloitte & Touche LLP in 2014 after 33 years in progressively responsible roles culminating as an Audit Partner. Her client service roles included leading multi-disciplinary teams delivering audit, tax and consulting services and reporting directly to her client’s Board of Directors in a variety of industries. As Partner in Charge of the St. Louis Audit Department for seven years, she was responsible for recruitment, retention and deployment of highly talented professionals, growth initiatives and operational excellence. As a leader in Deloitte’s India audit collaboration, Ms. Droesch’s engagements were used as prototypes for how to integrate Indian resources into US health care audits. In 2013 and 2014, she was the India Champion for the Health Care Provider sector responsible for expanding the integration of Indian teams into the US teams.
> Council on Accreditation, Chair-Elect and Board member
> Emmaus Homes, Inc., Treasurer and Board member
> Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Audit Committee Member
> Partnership for Downtown St. Louis (now known as Downtown STL, Inc.), former Treasurer and Board member
> Edgewood Children’s Center (now known as Great Circle), former Chair of the Board
> Confluence St. Louis (now known as FOCUS St. Louis), former Chair of the Board
> American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, member
> Missouri Society of Public Accountants, member
> St. Louis Forum, member
> St. Louis Business Journal Forty Under Forty award recipient, class of 1997
> Washington University, Masters in Business Administration
> Miami University of Ohio, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
> Certified Public Accountant