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I hope everyone had an enjoyable summer and found some sunshine somewhere.  As the year continues to race by, we are looking forward to seeing many of you in the final quarter of the year. We have a number of Inspire events for you to mark in your diaries. Inspire is returning to Silicon Valley on 11th November at the gorgeous Rosewood Hotel. We invite you to join us for drinks and networking and a chance to hear from leading cyber security expert, Marci Woolson. Contact Amanda Ciske to reserve your place.


Also, on the 15th October we will be hosting our first ever network event in Tokyo. This will add to our increasing presence in East Asia and successful network in Hong Kong. Please contact Muns Ip for more details.


We are putting the final touches to the next UK event which will be in November - more details in the next issue.


Carol Rosati
Global Head of Inspire

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Latest Inspire news


Alumni partners with Women’s Board Award


Alumni, leading executive search firm in the Nordics and part of the Harvey Nash Group will assist in the selection and nomination process for this year’s Women’s Board Award. The winner of this award receives a scholarship to Harvard Business School.


Inspire founder listed in Inspirational Women 2015 list


Carol Rosati has been recognised in Brummell Magazine’s 2015 list of Inspirational Women in the City for her efforts in championing diversity and inclusion.

New Appointments

Since our last newsletter in July, we have tracked 30 new appointments of female board members. A very huge congratulations from the Inspire team! If you have exciting news about a recent appointment, please get in touch with


View the full list of board appointments.

New Opportunities

Harvey Nash are recruiting for a number of exciting roles:

  • Operations Director, a leading supplier to the FMCG packaging market - apply here.
  • Divisional Chief Executive Officer, a major engineering company - apply here.
  • Deputy Chief Executive, Barts Health NHS Trust - apply here.
  • Chief Operating Officer, Barts Health NHS Trust - apply here.
  • Chief Information Officer, Barts Health NHS Trust - apply here.

Featured role: Top consulting business seeks to balance the scales...

A very prominent consulting business in the UK is recruiting three Directors and one Partner. The client is committed to redressing the gender imbalance at Director and Partner level in order to build a high-performing team. For further information please contact or 0207 333 1599.

Please visit the Harvey Nash Board Practice to view our other vacancies.

Upcoming events


Inspire Japan network launch
Tokyo, Japan - 15 October 2015


Inspire welcomes members to its first event in Japan. Following the tremendous popularity of our Hong Kong chapter and the increasing attention diversity is receiving across East Asia, we will bring together senior businesswomen for an evening of networking.


Inspire Silicon Valley event
Menlo Park, CA - 11 November 2015


Inspire returns to the West Coast for a network event at Rosewood Hotel from 6pm.The evening will include a presentation from Marci Woolson, cyber security expert with over 30 years’ experience working at the highest levels of business, government and military.

Recent events


Harvey Nash APAC Women’s Directorship Programme in Hong Kong


On the 10th - 11th September, Harvey Nash APAC organised the second session Women’s Directorship Programme in Hong Kong at Cyberport. There were 17 senior executive women participants from diverse global companies that attended this 3-day programme. Harvey Nash CEO Albert Ellis and Donald Brydon, Chairman of Sage and LSE were also there to lead the board simulation practice class.


Diversity news


White House tells business schools to make women a poriority
A meeting in D.C. turns up the heat on business schools for their gender imbalance.


Guidebooks launched for company boards and board committees
Amid a growing focus on board diversity and corporate governance, the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID) has launched a set of seven guidebooks for company boards and board committees.


Gender inclusivity: Four things male middle managers should do
Truly gender inclusive male middle managers are a rarity, according to new research by professor of leadership and director of the International Centre for Women Leaders at Cranfield School of Management, Elisabeth Kelan.


25 Dutch listed firms have no women on their boards
The “legal target” of having a minimum of 30 percent women in business leadership positions by next year at the latest will definitely not be achieved. This means that a compulsory woman quota may be implemented.


The best cities to work in if you are a woman in the tech industry
Chart shows cities most friendly to women tech founders and employees.


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