Founding Partner & President
Born and educated in Chicago, Grace moved to Hong Kong to discover her Chinese roots, but who knew she would end up meeting a French husband, having two boys and moving to Paris 16 years later? After a fulfilling career working in media and communications and travelling the world for multinational companies such as Leo Burnett and Turner Broadcasting (home of CNN and Cartoon Network), motherhood inspired Grace to reinvent herself as an entrepreneur.
After moving to Paris in 2009, she dabbled in selling novelty cakes, lectured on Global Media at INSEEC business school, and co-founded INSPIRELLE in 2015, all while working as an independent communications consultant. Grace is also active in the Asian and Anglophone volunteer communities, and she’s always ready for a glass of champagne.
Founding Partner & Editor-in-Chief
Nancy first came to France in 1988 to learn French in the hopes of obtaining a foreign post for her budding TV news career. When fate intervened, she quickly dropped out of her immersion classes to learn French the best way—from from her new Parisian boyfriend. She then stunned her Canadian family in Toronto by quitting her job as a reporter/producer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to move to Paris.
Today, she lives with her dashing photographer husband and son in the French capital, and works actively as a freelance news producer for a major television network. She continues to be fascinated by French attitudes and lifestyle, and is constantly learning new skills in the digital world as Editor-in-chief for INSPIRELLE so she can share her diverse passions and support the dynamic international community.
A native of Los Angeles, Elizabeth holds a BA in Film Studies from Wesleyan University and worked for many years in film development before being moving to Paris for love. After stints at Gaumont and the Discovery Channel, and the birth of her two children, she turned to writing and editing full-time.
Elizabeth joined INSPIRELLE in 2016 and writes frequently about art, dance, movies, books and more, preferably with a café crème and some dark chocolate nearby.
Regional Advisor of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators France, Elizabeth is currently at work on her first Young Adult novel. She is represented by Savannah Brooks at the Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency.