Liz Hamson’s leader (‘It’s not about us, it’s about you’) resonated with us at Women in Property. She said: “We will endeavour to make our editorial content as diverse as possible… but I will not and cannot manufacture diversity.” How right she is.
Editor: Your leader last week responding to a complaint about the lack of gender diversity in the magazine made for difficult reading. And that’s because you are completely right – property has a diversity problem and the responsibility lies with us, your readers, not you.
Editor: Shareholder activism has swept across public markets in recent years with regular rebellions over pay, environmental concerns, diversity and social factors all becoming commonplace (‘Shareholders stage AGM revolts against REITs’ executive pay plans’).
Britain’s last large listed company with no women on its board says it is being “bullied” by the boss of a government-backed diversity drive to appoint a female to the top table, according to the Mail on Sunday.
Mandy St John Davey wants to do more work with schools and businesses to tackle gender imbalance
CBRE and RICS will launch a book about advancing diversity in the real estate sector at this year’s Mipim.
The book I co-authored with Judith Gabler entitled Managing Diversity and Inclusion in Real Estate and Construction came out a week ago and is intended to move the dial on diversity and inclusion (D&I) for the sector by empowering everyone that reads it; from chief executive to graduate and apprentice.