Women in Property create new opportunities and inspire change for women in the construction industry. They champion the belief that success and its rewards should be founded on merit and expertise, not gender.
The group set out to create a more balanced, diverse and inclusive industry by nurturing girls that aspire to a career in the built environment, as well as supporting those at ‘mid-career’ or board level.
The Women in Property network links members to fellow professionals across the UK. They encourage an exchange of ideas and expertise through workshops, site visits, talks and social events.
Rachel Bell, board director and head of business development here at Stride Treglown, was chair for Women in Property South West during 2017. During her tenure, she hosted over 100 events and became a much sought-after commentator on the gender pay gap, sexism in the workplace, and encouraging more women into the construction industry. Read about her experience in her blog, Standing up for women in property.
In March 2021, she brings that enriching experience with her to the position of National Chair:
As National Chair, I hope to build upon the great work Women in Property are doing to improve diversity and inclusion in this inspiring industry of ours, and by broadening our networks. Our best chance of weathering the pandemic is by reaching out to partners – new and existing – and working together towards a more sustainable future, in the broadest sense. A sustainable community that thrives on equity, compassion and a little bit of courage can do amazing things.
Get in touch with Rachel to find out more about the organisation, or visit the Women in Property website.