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.

Flashback to 2015: the launch of Rewire


What's happening in the REWIRE community

Welcome to the new REWIRE podcast, where EG will be meeting people from a range of backgrounds in real estate

How to win at work/life balance

When it comes to work/life balance Kate Vine, principal at architect Perkins + Will, seems to have it sussed. Here, she talks about her route into the built environment, the changing role of architecture and how the realisation that perfection is not the solution has enabled her to have it all.

Why taking to the stage matters

With an in-depth knowledge of the industry, Lendlease's head of offices Sherin Aminossehe, London First's Sue Brown and CBRE's Amanda Clack are no strangers to a panel. In this discussion they share their views on why getting up on stage and talking matters, for you and your business and share some tips on how to make the most of the opportunities that come your way.

Welcome to the new REWIRE podcast, where EG will be meeting people from a range of backgrounds in real estate

Why only a woman will do

In this episode, we meet Seaforth Land founder and chief executive Tyler Goodwin and find out about his unapologetically blinkered search for a senior woman to join his business, why a female perspective in the business is so vital and why he thinks the search is taking some time.

Meet JLL's Katie Kopec

It is hard to believe that Katie Kopec is celebrating her 35th year at JLL. Especially when you hear her talk about her job. She is like a kid in a playground. As excited and enthusiastic about the role she gets to play in the built environment as you would expect an overly keen graduate to be on their first day in their dream job. It is infectious. And rather wonderful.

Afraid to Ask: Nobody mention the menopause

In this session, which was held at MIPIM UK 2018 – on World Menopause Day – the panel discussed what business could and should do to remove the taboo around the menopause, how work spaces and work practices need to be redesigned to cater for all women in your business and why post-menopausal women are a business’s greatest asset.

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PedElle 2018: The power of real estate’s women on bicycles

From cycling to making contacts, Copenhagen to raising money for charity... welcome to this year's Pedelle 2018 challenge.

Creating a safe environment for women in the built environment to get a taste for cycling, build confidence and complete a challenge is now in its sixth edition - with 40+ women taking part, raising £60,000 for Coram this year.

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Pedelle 2018

Not Just Another Property Event

The Diversity Battle - Architect Elsie Owusu on ‘Orwellian’ diversity change

The prominent architect outlined her views on how diversity had appeared to take several steps back in recent decades when she spoke at EG’s The Diversity Battle event in September

Find out what happened at the 2018 Not Just Another Property Event

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...

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

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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Five ways to close the gender pay gap

It would be easy to talk about what an 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...

Gender pay gap

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.

Emmeline Pankhurst, suffragettes © Rex Shutterstock

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...

Sherin Aminossehe

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.


The latest news from the REWIRE community

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Walking the Talk: Why diversity is about more than just tick boxes

LISTEN: In this episode of the EG REWIRE podcast, we speak to the female half of Ellandi’s top team

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Claire Mason

How to close the ‘gender say gap’

LISTEN: In this EG REWIRE podcast Claire Mason about her campaign to close the “gender say gap”.

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NEWS ROUND-UP: Planned development plunges amid Brexit uncertainty

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Planned development activity in 2019 has dropped by 34%

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REWIRE MEETS: Perkins + Will principal Kate Vine

LISTEN Kate Vine talks about her career and the changing role of architecture.

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