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Why the power to change lies in our hands

Why the power to change lies in our hands

October 16, 2019

We don't need to work harder, we should work harder - the power to change is ours, says Rachel Dickie, investment manager with responsibility for urban regeneration at Legal & General Capital, in this latest episode of the REWIRE podcast.

In this episode, host Samantha McClary tackles diversity from a different angle.

Not only will you hear about Rachel's journey into real estate and how she feels about being a role model for tomorrow's leaders, but you'll also learn about sci-tech as an investment class and the diversity that that brings to the L&G portfolio, the importance of investing in a sector that will bring a diverse range of skilled jobs to the region regions, and much, much more.

Trumpeting change, leaving loudly, hiring differently: the future of leadership

Trumpeting change, leaving loudly, hiring differently: the future of leadership

October 2, 2019

In this Future Female Leaders podcast we look at how some of our partner organisations are changing their organisations through a new approach to career development.

When it comes to embedding a flexible working culture, why is it important that leaders “leave loudly”? Are recruitment practices changing to ensure more diverse hiring? And what should you do in an advisory role when clients expectations lag?

Answering these and other questions are:

  • William Beardmore-Gray, global head of occupier services and commercial agency at Knight Frank
  • Becca Johansson, head of operations for real estate at DLA Piper
  • Sarah Turner, head of organisational effectiveness at Grosvenor Britain & Ireland

EG editor-in-chief Damian Wild hosts.

Culture Club: The power of flexibility, inclusivity and empowerment

Culture Club: The power of flexibility, inclusivity and empowerment

October 1, 2019

In this EG Future Leaders podcast we meet three of the businesses that have been supporting the programme to find out more about how they are working to change culture within the real estate sector.

Listen in to find out more about how flexibility, inclusivity and empowerment are key in attracting and retaining talent.

Sharing their thoughts are:

  • Leanne Baird, head of marketing at BW
  • Dave Beddell, director of strategy & growth, civil infrastructure for UK & Ireland at Aecom
  • Alisha Morris, HR business partner at Cluttons

EG editor Samantha McClary hosts.

Future Female Leaders E04: Feeling the fear and doing it anyway

Future Female Leaders E04: Feeling the fear and doing it anyway

September 26, 2019

In this episode of the REWIRE podcast, we meet the final trio of our Future Female Leaders to find out what they have learnt during the programme, how they are feeling about the big final event on 8 October and what they plan to do with their skills once the learning part of this programme comes to an end.

Listen in as EG editor Samantha McClary catches up with Sandeep Dhillon, principal surveyor at the Cabinet Office, Helen Davis, director at Arup, and Rossella Nicolin, associate director at Aecom, in the hope of picking up some tips and advice on how not to let the side down with her own public performance at the Future Female Leaders finale.

To find out more about the Future Female Leaders programme visit www.egi.co.uk/futurefemaleleaders

 

Diversity & Inclusion: The male conversation

Diversity & Inclusion: The male conversation

September 25, 2019

In this episode of the REWIRE podcast, Real Estate Balance managing director Kaela Fenn Smith talks to host Samantha McClary about boys and the role that men have to play in the current gender debate.

They talk about the true nature of inclusiveness and how diversity needs to create a positive and safe place for all people in business.

Listen in to find out more about how to bring real inclusiveness to your business, how to create a balanced workplace for all and much, much more.

Purpose, pay gaps and thinking about more than bricks and mortar

Purpose, pay gaps and thinking about more than bricks and mortar

August 28, 2019

In this episode of the EG REWIRE podcast, host Samantha McClary meets Jessica Bowles, director of strategy at Manchester-based regional developer Bruntwood, to talk pay gaps, purpose and why real estate is more than just bricks and mortar.

Listen in to find out how Bruntwood managed to take its gender pay gap from 16% to 10% over the space of a year, why the firm is committed to delivering on its purpose, what role diversity has, in its many forms, on delivering for the business and much, much more.

Future Female Leaders E03: Becoming inspirational

Future Female Leaders E03: Becoming inspirational

August 23, 2019

EG talent reporter Lucy Alderson hosts the third in our series of special live broadcast REWIRE podcasts, featuring EG’s Future Female Leaders.

In this episode we meet Helen Lowe, business development director at BW, Emily Hamilton – senior sustainability manager at Grosvenor, and Alanna Hasek, senior associate in the real estate team at DLA Piper and find out what they’ve learnt from Future Female Leaders programme so far, and share their top tips on what it means to be an inspiration future leader.

To find out more about the very special Future Female Leaders programme and to secure your place at what is set to be an evening of inspiration on 8 October when our Future Leaders deliver their stories, visit www.egi.co.uk/futurefemaleleaders

 And if you want to watch as well as listen to this podcast, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6570310842984865793

Future Female Leaders E02: Finding your story and learning to tell it

Future Female Leaders E02: Finding your story and learning to tell it

August 22, 2019
EG editor Samantha McClary and Lucy Alderson co-host the second in our series of special live broadcast REWIRE podcast featuring EG Future Female Leaders.
 
In this podcast we meet Eva Kiivit, regional operations manager at Greystar, Manreet Randhawa, senior portfolio manager at Nuveen, and Victoria Ireland, partner in residential consultancy at Cluttons and talk about the programme so far, what they've learnt, the most difficult thing they've had to do to step outside their comfort zones and how the simple act of just talking to peers can help you see you've got a valid and interesting story to tell.
 
To find out more about the very special Future Female Leaders programme and to secure your place at what is set to be an evening of inspiration on 8 October when our Future Leaders deliver their stories, visit www.egi.co.uk/futurefemaleleaders
 
And if you want to watch as well as listen to this podcast, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6569948293420449792
 
Future Female Leaders E01:Building confidence and finding your reason

Future Female Leaders E01:Building confidence and finding your reason

August 22, 2019
EG editor and REWIRE host Samantha McClary launches the first in a series of live broadcast podcasts with the women from EG's Future Female Leaders programme. A programme which brings together a dozen women from across the built environment to put them through a very special public speaking training course, culminating in a live TedX style presentation on 8 October.
 
In this episode we meet Anna Parry, projects director at Hayes Davison, Hana Hassan, senior project surveyor at Willmott Dixon and Kathryn Cripps, partner in London leasing at Knight Frank and talk industry perceptions, becoming a role model, what they have learnt so far through their training sessions, their biggest challenges, any eureka moments and what it’s been like being in programme with a group of women wanting to speak up and stand out.
 
To find out more about the very special Future Female Leaders programme and to secure your place at what is set to be an evening of inspiration on 8 October when our Future Leaders deliver their stories, visit www.egi.co.uk/futurefemaleleaders
 
And if you want to watch as well as listen to this podcast, visit:https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6569597504055324672
 

 

Meet the women leading Savills’ UK board

Meet the women leading Savills’ UK board

July 3, 2019

On this week’s episode of the REWIRE podcast host Samantha McClary is joined by four women who sit on Savills’ UK board:

  • Sian Tunney - a director in the licensed leisure team and sits on the board with responsibility for the wider leisure division
  • Jane Cronwright-Brown - national head of residential lettings and sits on a number of Savills boards, including lettings operations, UK residential operations and the UK residential strategy board
  • Katrina Mackay - head of client services in the property management division; and
  • Nina Coulter – a director in the residential development sales business who specialises in London development.

Over the course of the conversation the women talk about the evolution of the Savills UK leadership board to one that is more representative of the workforce, how that has opened up new discussions and more flexible working practices within the business, and made it easier to both attract and retain talent.

The quartet also reveal what advice they would give to their younger selves to make sure the capitalise on the opportunities that inevitably come our way.