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 email@example.com
Photographs by Ed Telling Photography
Future Female Leaders: the presentations
Kathryn Cripps – partner, London office leasing, Knight Frank
Helen Davis – director, Arup
Sandeep Dhillon – principal surveyor, Cabinet Office
Emily Hamilton – senior sustainability manager, Grosvenor
Alanna Hasek – senior associate, real estate, DLA Piper
Hana Hassan – senior project surveyor, Willmott Dixon
Eva Kiivit – regional operations manager, Greystar
Helen Lowe – business development manager, BW
Victoria Martin – partner, residential consultancy, Cluttons
Rossella Nicolin – technical director, structures, Aecom
Anna Parry – projects director and partner, Hayes Davidson
Manreet Randhawa – senior portfolio manager, Nuveen Real Estate
— Mark Robinson (@ellandi_mark) October 8, 2019
#futurefemaleleaders WHAT A NIGHT! 140 characters are not enough to describe how fascinating, inspiring and exciting this event has been!! Congratulations to all the speaker, among them… https://t.co/znIOj6ReTI
— Paola Zanotto (@PaolaZanotto) October 8, 2019
What an inspiring, genuine, passionate and funny future female leaders event. Learning about sustainability, investment, collaboration, diversity and equality and more @cyclonw @samanthamcclary #EG #construction #law #property #futurefemaleleaders pic.twitter.com/mS078DbXML
— Rebecca Ewart (@remitRJE) October 8, 2019
Tonight, my pal @Kathryn_Cripps delivered the most inspirational and flawless talk on why large consulting firms lose women to client side roles by refusing to address the culture of inequality. Couldn’t be more proud #genderequality #futurefemaleleaders #TWGGS pic.twitter.com/ztLmrC6tFT
— Robyn Knox (Smith) (@Robynsmithuk) October 8, 2019
— Jennifer Ross (@anurbanista) October 8, 2019
— Becca Johansson (@BeccaJJohansson) October 8, 2019
@EstatesGazette @samanthamcclary thank you for organising an incredible and inspirational Future Female Leaders session. So much food for thought and well done to all the wonderful speakers! #diversity #RealEstate #femalerolemodels pic.twitter.com/yX1tVcVKub
— Megan Putt (@MeganPutt) October 8, 2019
Congratulations to the incredibly inspiring future female leaders of our industry! Thank you to @EstatesGazette for such a powerful programme that is sure to inspire many more women to speak up and let their voices be heard #womeninrealestate #futurefemaleleaders pic.twitter.com/0U7w7vjf3N
— Cluttons (@Cluttons) October 9, 2019
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