Achieving Visibility

Achieving Visibility

I am often asked to explain the benefits of being a member of Women in Property. The simple reply is ‘the association supports female property professionals through networking events and...

Deeds not Words

Deeds not Words

During MIPIM 2018, as Chair of the Property Group at Wilberforce Chambers, I was pleased to welcome guests to our annual Women in Property breakfast. As I said at the...

Women in Property. Is the organisation still relevant in 2018?

Women in Property. Is the organisation still relevant in 2018?

Ten years ago, I stood on the stage at the EICC addressing 850 guests at the Women in Property Dinner. I was Chairman of the Central Scotland branch at the...

A Quiet Revolution

A Quiet Revolution

There seems to be a quiet revolution taking place in the real estate sector. For many years, hotel operators have leveraged off their reputation and have monetised their branding. In...

Building a better workforce

Building a better workforce

How is our industry going to attract more women? In 2016, Randstad reported that women are expected to make up a quarter of the UK’s construction workforce by 2020, just...

46% of Female Construction Workers Suffer from Mental Illness

46% of Female Construction Workers Suffer from Mental Illness

In a survey of 3,400 people who work in the construction industry, Randstad have reported that a huge 46% of female construction workers suffer from mental illness.

‘Shift in women in property in recent years has been seismic’

‘Shift in women in property in recent years has been seismic’

Rebecca Fritsche, 31, is a property manager with London estate agent Horton and Garton

Views from a Winner

Views from a Winner

The first time I heard about the Association of Women in Property was upon my nomination for the 2017 National Student Awards and I now wish I had heard about...

Inspiring the next generation...

Inspiring the next generation...

Over the last few weeks I have met some truly inspiring young women. In my inaugural year as Awards Champion for Women in Property’s National Student Awards and the 11th...

The Gender Pay Gap

The Gender Pay Gap

Last week I attended the Women in Property SW event on the 'Gender Pay Gap - how to reduce it and why'. Hosted by RPC Law at their Bristol office,...

Lean in - shout out

Lean in - shout out

Triggered by current events, this post is about audibility as well as visibility, the right both to speak and to be listened to with respect – or ‘How to be...

Killer Heels?

Killer Heels?

'Dress like a woman' is the latest dictat emanating from the White House to female staff, triggering witty and withering responses from women who are posting photographs of themselves appropriately...

WiP/CIBSE BREXIT round-up: "If 2016 is when we saw Brexit, 2017 will be the time when we see the consequences of it"

WiP/CIBSE BREXIT round-up: "If 2016 is when we saw Brexit, 2017 will be the time when we see the consequences of it"

Rachael Sherratt, WiP South West Committee Member, recently co-organised an event with CIBSE to debate BREXIT, hosted by ARUP. She gives this overview of the discussion.

Women in Property South West Branch Networking Mum’s Group

Women in Property South West Branch Networking Mum’s Group

My name is Louise Gill and I am an Associate leading the transport planning team at Curtins in Bristol. I provide professional advice to Developers seeking to bring forward sites...

West of England Devolution Deal - Don't be left in the dark, What Opportunities does it bring?

West of England Devolution Deal - Don't be left in the dark, What Opportunities does it bring?

The Association of Women in Property and the Forum for the Built Environment recently jointly hosted over 100 hundred property professionals at an event to discuss the upcoming West of...

Does the housing industry need more “nasty women”?

Does the housing industry need more “nasty women”?

It’s a sad reflection of the housing industry in 2016 that the very fact of an all-female panel is worthy of comment. Recently I was lucky enough to be on...

Pride Road: A Game Changer for Women in Architecture

Pride Road: A Game Changer for Women in Architecture

How can anyone make a real difference for women in architecture, a profession overwhelmingly dominated by white males? I have been asking myself this question for the last five years,...

Careers advice in front of the camera

Careers advice in front of the camera

Rachel Bell is Divisional Director, Head of Business Development, for Stride Treglown Throughout my ten years as a member of WiP, I have been particularly motivated by encouraging the younger...

A short 430km from Bristol to Paris

A short 430km from Bristol to Paris

Most of us had never considered taking part in an endurance cycling event before now, but when we were asked by the fundraising manager at Above & Beyond in Bristol...

Taking the work out of networking

Taking the work out of networking

I launched Networking Mamas in 2015 for WiP in Yorkshire, having heard about the very successful initiative started by Laura Fuller in the South West branch and following my own...

Valuable experience for the Board

Valuable experience for the Board

March is a milestone in the WiP year. This is when we welcome our new branch chairmen and committees, those members who work so hard to deliver the events, CPD...


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RT @rachelj_bell: @archmarsh @buttressarch @wipnorthwest @WiPUK Looks an excellent event. Well done - your year as chair will be amazing! 👍