Welcome to REWIRE

REWIRE is part of EG’s mission to help rewire the real estate industry to create a more diverse sector that enables everyone, regardless of gender, race, religion, background, sexuality, disability or age, access to a career in the built environment.

Initially launched as a club for women of all levels and all disciplines across the real estate sector to engage with one another, to find and be mentors/role models, learn new skills, build confidence and most importantly, pay it forward, REWIRE is evolving to provide a platform on all diversity issues.

REWIRE is about recognising and empowering the under-represented in real estate so that the next generation entering the profession do not need special clubs. Our goal is for REWIRE to become redundant.

Countess of Wessex launches REWIRE

Flashback to 2015: the launch of Rewire


What's happening in the REWIRE community

BCO Conference Berlin: 23-25 May

For the latest news on gender diversity, attendance and more at this year's conference, click here for the latest news and updates.

#Me Too Rally, Place de la Republique, Paris, France - 29 Oct 2017

Samantha McClary: My #MeToo confession

I’m here to say “me too” to being successful, to being unafraid to step up on stage and use my voice (well, empowered enough to do so), to believing, no, not believing, knowing, that I have many opportunities and rights. Read more...

Panel discussions are boring - how to fix them

Everyone knows that the best time to catch up on your e-mails at a conference is during the panel discussions, writes Andrea Carpenter, director of Women Talk Real Estate. So why are we getting them so wrong? 
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Gender pay gap

Five ways to close the gender pay gap

It would be easy to talk about what an unbalanced, outdated, male, pale and stale industry real estate is but this isn’t about easy. This is about the difficult task ahead. This is about how you solve a problem like the gender pay gap. Read more...

Emmeline Pankhurst, suffragettes © Rex Shutterstock

100 years of women's suffrage

February 1918 was a busy news month for EG. What is not mentioned, at any point in the issues of the magazine in the run-up to or beyond the date of 6 February, is the fact that this was the day 100 years ago that some women got the right to vote.
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Sherin Aminossehe

Celebrating women in real estate

EG and REWIRE, our initiative to help encourage and elevate women in real estate, celebrates some its own brilliant women from across the built environment all week. We bring you 10 of our favourite interviews. Read more...

Close-the-gap

How are firms addressing the gender pay gap?

Agents, landlords, developers and housebuilders have all recognised their shortcomings when it comes to balanced workforces. Here, some of the main firms outline their commitments to improving the balance and closing the gender pay gap. Read more...

The latest news from the REWIRE community

Michael Kaufman BCO

Why a white man leading BCO’s diversity debate worked

Two weeks ago, the organisers of this year’s British Council for Offices (BCO) conference in Berlin pulled off something quite extraordinary.

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: Taking action to change the future

Our industry is changing and it is fighting to do the right thing. It is hard, but there are real glimmers of a new future.

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Rewiring the industry needs to start at the beginning

REWIRE: To help attract more young people into the property industry and tackle its diversity issues, Gerald Eve surveyor Sarah Chicken took time to talk to year eight students

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REWIRE MEETS: Bidwells managing director Catherine Spitzer

You may not have heard of Catherine Spitzer. But by the end of this piece, I can guarantee you will want to add her to your contacts. Why? Because the managing director of Cambridge-based Bidwells is refreshingly unproperty, knows the value of disconnecting, values her people and takes her kids up mountains. Intrigued? Read on.

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