‘Why did no one teach me this at school?’  Leadership Lessons from an Expert

‘Why did no one teach me this at school?’ Leadership Lessons from an Expert

I recently had the opportunity to take part in the Chief Planners of Tomorrow Initiative organised by the Royal Town Planning Institute. This initiative has been set up to provide...

If you want to see a difference, you have to make a difference!

If you want to see a difference, you have to make a difference!

On and around International Women’s Day, the stream of headlines into my inbox made for rather depressing reading: “There’s still a long way to go before women are represented equally”;...

A Year In The Life…

A Year In The Life…

Former National Chairman Jo Williams reflects on her year leading Women in Property

Women in Property announces National Chairman 2019

Women in Property announces National Chairman 2019

Women in Property has announced its new National Chairman.  Mandy St John Davey takes the helm of the property and construction industry lobbying and networking organisation from 1st March 2019,...

The rise of co-working and the demise of the commercial property lease

The rise of co-working and the demise of the commercial property lease

London is now the global capital of co-working. In 2017 alone, 2.5m sq. ft of office space in the city was leased to co-working providers, accounting for more than half...

Why is to so hard to commit to Smart Construction?

Why is to so hard to commit to Smart Construction?

There are three fundamental requirements for sustainable development in the UK.

‘Help yourself to promotion’

‘Help yourself to promotion’

Promotion in the workplace is not an automatic gift for doing your job well. It is not sufficient to do a good job and hope to get noticed. Over my...

What’s in a word?

What’s in a word?

I recently had an opinion piece published in one of the construction industry’s leading titles, Construction News.  When it appeared online (and I shared the link on twitter) two things...

How Women in Property Student Awards opened doors for budding quantity surveyor

How Women in Property Student Awards opened doors for budding quantity surveyor

Having already worked in the property sector in social housing, lettings agents and resource planning roles, Rebecca Freeman had always had a passion for the housing industry. The more experience...

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...


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