Nell Derick Debevoise
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Nell’s mission is to connect divergent ideas and people in a way that helps people discover work that they find fulfilling, which is what we need to heal the world. Nell is passionate about translating insights from business and entrepreneurship to drive social change. She speaks about this work in diverse settings, including Harvard, Columbia, Yale Social Enterprise, the Global CFA Institute, High Water Women, and iRelaunch conferences. Nell is an adjunct professor of impact investing at New York University. Before establishing Inspiring Capital, Nell was the founding director of Tomorrow’s Youth Organization, a US not-for-profit that has facilitated social and economic development for over 9,000 women and children in the Middle East since 2008. Nell has studied psychology, education, and entrepreneurship at Harvard, Columbia, London Business School, and Cambridge University, as well as informal ‘classrooms’ in 49 countries. She helped John Mullins, Associate Professor at London Business School, research The Customer Funded Business (Wiley, 2014). Nell speaks English, French, and Italian, as well as some Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, and Japanese.