Our Company Diversity
Diversity consciousness is at the core of our own employment decisions as well as in our client engagements. Diversity is fully integrated in our search processes and we aim to inspire our clients to adopt the same mind-set.
Being part of a truly global organisation, we have first-hand knowledge of, and a steadfast belief, that diversity and inclusion results in business success. Our business is living proof of this, as not only do women make up almost half of our senior management team, but one of our key principles is that our local management teams comprise of nationals from the country of operation.
Inspire is a global business forum where senior board-level women, CEOs, non-executive directors and chairs, share and exchange ideas and experiences with their peers.
Founded in 2008 by Carol Rosati a Director of the Board Practice at Harvey Nash Executive Search, the network now connects over 5000 board-level, like-minded and inspirational individuals, from all areas of industry both in the private and public sector worldwide.
Through our network of relationships and our connection with Harvey Nash, we offer advice and connectivity to the women, helping them advance their business careers.
Aspire part of Inspire network
Established in 2012 and supported by Harvey Nash, Aspire is a unique executive business network for C-suite, Director and VP level women aimed at helping them progress to Board level positions both Executive and Non-Executive.
Aspire works in close conjunction with Inspire, Harvey Nash's Board network for the most senior board women throughout the Europe, the Americas and Asia, which was launched in 2008 and has over 5,000 members across four continents.
"Through Aspire we want to move the debate on; away from discussions about numbers and quotas and on to practical initiatives that can improve the supply of top female talent.”
Carol Rosati, Global Head of Inspire
The Women’s Directorship Programme
Harvey Nash Executive Search and The University of Hong Kong, Executive Education of the Faculty of Business and Economics, joined forces to create the world's first certificated, cross-industry, international board preparedness programme specifically for women leaders.
The programme aims to address current and contemporary issues in the workplace, enabling the participants to be more effective at managing boards, and in turn increasing the pool of board-ready women executives.
The Women’s Directorship Programme is designed to equip participants with the skills and knowledge needed to demonstrate they are ready for the responsibilities of the boardroom.
Harvey Nash Executive Search is a supporter of the 30% Club in both the UK and Hong Kong. we have signed up to the voluntary code of conduct for the executive search community, to address gender diversity on corporate boards and best practice for the related search processes.
UK government accreditation for Women on Boards work
Harvey Nash is one of only 8 firms to be awarded full accreditation by the Lord Davies' Steering Group for Women on Boards working with the Department of Business, Skills and Innovation. The accreditation recognises the valuable work Harvey Nash is doing with companies outside the FTSE 350.
In particular, the accreditation certifies that Harvey Nash has:
- Supported and promoted the appointment of women to substantial boards of small cap, private equity, mutual, international and subsidiary businesses, including the public service and voluntary sectors over the last year.
- Achieved a proportion of at least 33% female appointments in its board work (across both Executive and Non-Executive Director roles).
- Demonstrated a proven track record of enabling women to achieve their first substantial board appointment and complied with all of the best practice provisions set out in the Standard and Enhanced Code laid out in the Lord Davies Review.