Future Female Leaders show the power of public speaking

When the EG Future Female Leaders project was conceived, it was as a way to help get more women up on stage at real estate events. A way to make women in the industry more visible. To make their voices heard. But, as evidenced by the grand finale of the first EG Future Leaders project last week, it has become so much more than that.

Last week, 12 women from across the industry became true leaders. They delivered 12 of the most powerful speeches to an audience of hundreds on a wide range of topics, including the important role of real estate in the fight against climate change, the need for education of the wider public about the opportunities for amazing careers across the built environment, how service needs to be at the centre of all that we do and the importance of attracting and retaining women in the sector.

To watch each of the Future Leaders’ TEDx-style speeches in full, click on the video images below.

After just three months of training from Ginger Public Speaking, cohort one of the EG Future Leaders project have transformed from being nervous about standing up in front of each other and talking about themselves to being confident, informed, engaging and humorous professionals entirely at ease delivering, note- and prompt-free presentations to large-scale crowds.

This was the first, but definitely not the last, EG Future Leaders project. Details on cohort two will be announced in the next few weeks.

If you or your company would like to get involved, register your interest at futureleaders@egi.co.uk

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Photographs by Ed Telling Photography

Future Female Leaders: the presentations

Kathryn Cripps – partner, London office leasing, Knight Frank

Kathryn Cripps, Knight Frank

Helen Davis – director, Arup

Helen Davis, Arup

Sandeep Dhillon – principal surveyor, Cabinet Office

Sandeep Dhillon, Cabinet Office

Emily Hamilton – senior sustainability manager, Grosvenor

Emily Hamilton, Grosvenor

Alanna Hasek – senior associate, real estate, DLA Piper

Alanna Hasek, DLA Piper

Hana Hassan – senior project surveyor, Willmott Dixon

Hana Hassan, Willmott Dixon

Eva Kiivit – regional operations manager, Greystar

Eva Kiivit, Greystar

Helen Lowe – business development manager, BW

Helen Lowe, BW

Victoria Martin – partner, residential consultancy, Cluttons

Victoria Martin, Cluttons

Rossella Nicolin – technical director, structures, Aecom

Rossella Nicolin, AECOM

Anna Parry – projects director and partner, Hayes Davidson

Anna Parry, Hayes Davidson

Manreet Randhawa – senior portfolio manager, Nuveen Real Estate

Manreet Randhawa, Nuveen Real Estate

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