The Team


Carol Rosati OBE

Co-Founder & Chair of the Board

Carol has over 25 years experience of talent management in executive search recruiting CFO’s, CEO’s and NED’s. In 2008 she founded Inspire, which connects over 8000 board level businesswomen globally.

She was awarded an OBE in 2015 for Services to Women in Business.   She is a qualified coach, diversity campaigner and advocate for inclusive workplaces and sits on the Board of Southern Housing Group.

Carol has also been a Non Executive Director since 2014, and Chair since 2016. She really knows what it takes to get there and enjoys helping as many people as she can to get to where they want to be.

Elaine Aarons

Co-Founder & Director

Elaine is a senior partner at Withers LLP and recognised as a market leading employment and discrimination lawyer acting for individuals.

She has actively campaigned for women’s rights for decades and served on the Board of IWF UK for over 4 years. Judge at the Women in Finance Awards 2017.

Kate Jenkins

Co-Founder & Director

Kate is a visiting professor in government at LSE and former chair of the International Women’s Forum UK. In the 1970’s Kate produced the first legislation for maternity leave in the UK.

Jacqueline Abbott-Deane


Jacqueline has been advising and consulting to businesses big and small for many years and is a facilitator for change. Her sweet spot is where systems or technical change converges with the need for a change of mindset, behaviour, leadership practices and culture.

Previously, her international career included senior leadership roles in global financial institutions Aetna, Merrill Lynch, Commercial Union, Lloyds Bank and also McKinsey & Co.

Jacqueline is both a thought leader and practitioner and has appeared on both BBC TV and ITV as well as BBC 5 radio and Voice of America business radio to discuss gender, culture and change.

She is a passionate advocate for gender equality and Chairs the N. Europe Advocacy Committee for Zonta International, a global NGO. Their mission is to Empower Women through Service and Advocacy and she has represented them at the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women.

You can find her on Twitter @jacquelineabbd.

Jane Atkinson


Jane is a communications and risk management strategy specialist. Jane has both in-house and consultancy experience and was formerly a director at Bell Pottinger. Jane has also held positions as the Chief of Staff and Director of Communications at the Global Poverty Project in New York and as the media advisor to the late Diana, Princess of Wales.

Laura Boyle


For the last decade, Laura led the marketing and business development team at the world’s largest law firm focused on the needs of high net worth individuals. She is now spending a year learning how to deliver profit and purpose in business with a social entrepreneurship programme called Year Here. Laura is also a champion for The First 100 Years of Women in Law digital history project, which is telling the stories of the women who achieved positive change towards equality in the legal sector and how they did it.

Amelia Vaughan

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Suzanne McKie

Member of Management Committee & Legal Adviser

Suzanne is a lawyer who has specialised the fields of discrimination and employment law for 25 years, with a particular emphasis on gender discrimination and harassment. She was made Queen’s Counsel in 2012. She now runs her own law firm (Farore Law) specialising in discrimination, harassment and equal pay. She is a former Chair of the Employment Lawyers Association and is a legal advisor to the Centre for Women’s Justice (CWJ); Maternity Action and Working Families.

You can find her on Twitter @farorelaw.

Magda Andronic

Magda is part of the senior management team at an international sports marketing agency headquartered in London and in charge of the group financial function. She has 15 years of financial experience in London working in the media/advertising sector. Having returned to work from maternity leave in 2017 she is also a strong believer that a lot more can be done to eliminate discrimination against working parents. She is a passionate supporter of diversity and equality in the workplace and a keen supporter of various charities and promoter of sustainability.

Darja Potjakina

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Sue Whalley

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Carrie Heiss

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