Alice Stephens knows that real estate – the sector she is eager to enter after finishing her final year of university – is not known for its diversity. Nevertheless, it hasn’t put her off, although she admits she has some concerns. On one hand, she believes the gender imbalance in real estate could work in her favour. Currently, around 14% of the sector’s workforce is female, according to the RICS, but Stephens hopes that being a minority will help her to stand out against her predominantly male peers. But she also believes she may face certain disadvantages because of her
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