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


Afraid to Ask: Nobody mention the menopause

Thursday 18 October, 8.30am | Olympia, Club Room

In this session – on World Menopause Day – we discuss what business can 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.

Join us for a session where no question is taboo.


Kate Usher, menopause coach, 2nd phase | Nicky Richmond, managing partner, Brecher | Tamie Adaya, president and chief executive, Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica | Hilary Lewin, therapist | Gerry Hughes, chief executive, GVA | Samantha McClary, EG (moderator)

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 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...

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

UK gender pay gap narrower than US

The gender pay gap in the UK commercial real estate industry stands at 9.1%

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Knight Frank unleashes diversity X factor with eight new boards

The KF X initiative is part of a new drive to enhance the diversity of the business

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Technology is not the only innovator

CBRE’s Clarence Dixon on how the company is addressing diversity

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Shared parental leave

Grigg: ‘Shared parental leave can even out the playing field’

British Land chief executive Chris Grigg explains why offering the same parental leave to fathers as mothers is the right thing to do to help women balance their careers and family life

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