Kate Nash OBE – CEO of Purple Space

Kate Nash
Kate Nash

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Kate Nash OBE is the world’s leading authority in ‘Networkology’ – the science behind the growth of workplace networks/resource groups.

Known for her work with disability networks, she set up a hub of best practice in running disabled employee networks publishing the first best practice guide in 2009, with a UK Ministerial launch. She now works with 300 UK and global employers running the most successful disability networks.

In October 2015 she founded 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. It delivers best practice and leadership know-how to network leaders as well as resilience and confidence training for disabled employees.

In April 2014 her book ‘Secrets & Big News’ was published. 2,511 disabled employees from 55 employers took part. It unpacks the truth behind ‘disclosure’ of disability and what employers can do to help people be themselves.

In 2007 she was awarded an OBE for services to disabled people.



Here are the links to the publications that Kate mentions in her interview:

Secrets & Big News research summary – https://www.purplespace.org/home?myhub&selected=1923

Purple Stories – https://www.purplespace.org/purple-stories

Virtually Purple – https://www.purplespace.org/virtually-purple