Claire Horner-Devine v3



    Senior Consultant

    Inclusive leadership expert, Claire Horner-Devine, PhD, helps clients create and translate their vision for a future of excellence into reality and to infuse inclusive and equitable practices throughout their work and organizations. Leading an inclusive leadership consultancy (Counterspace Consulting LLC) with practices inspired by and deeply rooted in science and social science, Claire advises organizational leaders, designs and facilitates workshops, and coaches teams and individuals on the value and significance of diversity, inclusion and equity as well as how to turn good intentions into actions and impacts.

    Claire brings a collaborative approach to individual growth and organizational change. She uses humor, personal connection and strong analytic skills to help clients develop as inclusive leaders and teams and to create more inclusive practices, equitable policies and environments where all individuals can thrive. She has worked with a range of partners and clients across sectors including a number of scientific societies, universities, NOAA, Redfin, DoorDash and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, among others.

    She has also worked directly with over 300 early-career and 60 mid-to-late career STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) professionals as they navigate challenging landscapes and institutions and develop their own narratives of success. Her national leadership programs (BRAINS, LATTICE, WEBS and WFAB) designed to accelerate the careers of women, researchers with disabilities, and researchers from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in STEM have been called “sanctuaries” and have garnered over $3.2 M in federal grant-funded programs to address diversity in STEM and provide career development to professionals from minoritized groups in STEM.

    Claire earned her B.A with high honors from Princeton University and her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University. She worked as a faculty member at the University of Washington for almost a decade and is an ICF certified executive coach with training from the NeuroLeadership Institute. She also serves as a Diversity Officer for the National Postdoctoral Association. Her scholarship has been published in a wide range of peer reviewed journals in the sciences and social sciences, including, Science, Nature, CBE-Life Sciences Education, Neuron, and Race Ethnicity and Education.