Moving the debate on

Sharing and exchanging ideas and experience

About us Overview

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.

Our mission

Helping senior women grow

Through networking events, coaching and peer-to-peer support, we are actively helping women advance their careers. Where appropriate we provide access to unique career opportunities via the Harvey Nash Board Practice and other sources.

Also, our executive network Aspire, for C-suite, Director and VP level women and the Women's Development Programme, a joint venture with Hong Kong University, prepare the pipeline of future board leaders.

Helping businesses balance leadership teams

Inspire enables Harvey Nash to engage with exceptional talent, helping our network members identify opportunities, resulting in better-balanced shortlists globally for our clients.

We use the knowledge and experience we have gained to advise multi-national blue chip clients on their diversity development programmes.

Leading the debate on diversity

Since 2008, the Inspire team has been campaigning for gender equality in the workplace and helping women to advance in the boardroom.

From research papers to our involvement in UK and EU government backed initiatives we are playing an active role in promoting diversity, shaping legislation and developing the pipeline for the future.