Chris Brook-Carter

Managing director, Retail Week
Brook-Carter is the MD of Retail Week and the brains behind Be Inspired, an initiative to promote gender balance in the industry and build a future pipeline of female chief executives. Over the past year, the programme has grown in reach and influence. It now includes a senior leadership academy, a Be Inspired Stories podcast and added 40 new big-name bosses to its ambassadors scheme. Its annual conference in June will help to inspire and supercharge the careers of 850 women in the retail sector.

She Says: "Be Inspired will have a permanent impact on our sector. No longer a ‘campaign’, it has become a movement for change." Nikki Zamblera, executive director HR, The Watches of Switzerland Group