Kate Nash OBE

Networkologist, Creator of PurpleSpace

Kate Nash OBE is the world’s leading authority in ‘Networkology’ – the science behind the growth of workplace networks/resource groups. She helps employers to mobilise networks across all the equality strands to support cultural change.

Most known for her work with disability networks, she set up an independent hub of best practice in the establishment of Disabled Employee Networks publishing the first best practice guide in 2009, with a Ministerial launch. She now works with 300 UK national employers running the most successful disability networks.

In October 2015 she created PurpleSpace www.purplespace.org – the world’s first professional development hub for disabled employee networks bringing together the 850,000 disabled employees from across employee networks

In April 2014 her book Secrets & Big News was published, and launched at BT Tower. The publication was sponsored by BT, Fujitsu, Metropolitan Police Service, Post Office and PWC. 2,511 disabled employees from 55 employers took part. It tackles the issue of ‘disclosure’ of disability and what employers can do to help people be themselves at work.

In 2007 she was awarded an OBE for services to disabled people and in 2013 she was appointed Ambassador to Disability Rights UK.