Bumps and the Boardroom and Women in Property Mid Career Taskforce

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Savills (UK) HQ

33 Margaret Street

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W1G 0JD

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The 2017 theme for International Woman’ Day is #BeBoldforChange.

Bumps and the Boardroom and Women in Property invite you to an evening debate that will address the changes businesses need to make to become more diverse, inclusive and successful.

A panel of speakers will discuss how to better attract, retain and promote female talent and create more gender equality within the property industry. They will explore why we need to develop greater emotional intelligence in our workplace culture and the collective challenges we need to overcome, in order to move forward effectively.

Hosted by Savills at their London HQ, this evening debate will cover some of the issues surrounding agile working, parental leave, managing maternity and the power of networks, to support women in deciding how to "take off, tick over or exit" at any stage in their career and how men must take a more active role in creating a more gender balanced industry.

Timings:-

6pm Arrival and Registration, Light Refreshments
6.30pm Introduction & Welcome - Bumps and the Boardroom. Women in Property, Savills
6.45pm Panel introductions
7pm Panel Questions
7.40pm Audience Q&A
7.55pm Wrap up and Panel action pledges
8pm - 9pm Networking, Canapes and Drinks

Panel:

Chair - Lisa Barnwell, Founder Bumps and the Boardroom

Lisa Barnwell is a Feminine Leadership & Maternity Coach, Gender Diversity & Inclusion Champion and Founder of Bumps and the Boardroom. She works across all industries and is a passionate advocate for helping businesses maximise their talent potential and value the leadership skills of mothers.

Noel McGonigle - HR Director, Savills (UK)

Noel joined Savills in 2014. Previously he was Group HR Director at Azzurri Communications Ltd, a private equity backed business, from 2006, successfully integrating 15 different businesses and responsible for developing and implementing a co-ordinated HR strategy. From 2000 to 2006, Noel worked for Mercer HR Consulting where he was Head of HR Operations for UK & Europe and latterly European HR Business Leader. Prior to this he served in the Royal Air Force Regiment for 22 years and held a number of HR, operational and training roles culminating in the position of Global HR Manager. Noel is married with 2 children. Savills are one of 10 property firms who are part of the 'Changing Face of Property' intiative.

Liz Dunn - Partner, Burges Salmon LLP

Liz is a partner in leading independent UK law firm Burges Salmon – she specialises in planning and compulsory purchase, and in particular energy and infrastructure projects and regeneration. Liz retrained as a lawyer when her children were small, did her training contract at Burges Salmon and became a partner in 2012. She chairs the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Group and is on the steering group of Entrepreneurial Women in Renewable Energy.

Roseanna Jaggard - Director, Savills (UK)

Roseanna is a Director with Savills and recently returned from her second period of maternity leave. She returned to Savills in 2012 to lead King’s Cross within the Central London and International department, having worked at Land Securities as leasing manager in the London portfolio. Roseanna’s experience of working both client side and within the agency and development disciplines enables her to bring a unique and valuable approach to projects. Roseanna places great value on supporting and promoting talent within the property industry. She mentors younger females, works closely with Savills gender diversity panel and is involved with graduate recruitment.

Carissa Kilgour - Workplace Director, Land Securities

Carissa is the Workplace Director at Land Securities. With a background in real estate consulting at Deloitte, Carissa has advised a range of large private and public sector organisations on complex business issues involving aligning their property and workplace to their corporate objectives. Her experience includes working with clients to develop strategies to use real estate assets as a tool to meet strategic business aims such as attracting and retaining talent, enabling agile working, and responding to the changing landscape of workplace technology. Carissa combines her understanding of the changing UK and global business models with her expertise in future ways of working to inform the next stage of property development in London. Carissa and her husband have made the decision to be childfree.

Mark Francis – UK Environment Manager, JLL

Mark is an Associate Director at JLL, working in their sustainability team which leads JLL’s sustainability programme ‘Building a Better Tomorrow’. Mark’s role is to direct initiatives which reduce JLL UK’s environmental footprint. He is also a member of the Working Parents Network and is becoming more and more addicted to parenting. As a proud hands-on father of two under the age of three he is fully aware of the challenges of balancing family life with the career aspirations he and his wife have, making sure these aspirations are met without upsetting the delicate balance of having a thriving family and fulfilling career. He is passionate about challenging the stereotypes and expectations placed on men and women within the property industry and wider business community.

Laura Fuller - Senior Associate, Burges Salmon LLP

Laura is a mum of 2 children under 5 and a senior planning and compulsory purchase lawyer at independent UK law firm Burges Salmon LLP. She advises both public sector and private clients specialising in regeneration and mixed use schemes and infrastructure and energy projects and has held a variety of roles on the South West Branch Committee of Women in Property including Chair. Since becoming a parent she has become actively involved in her local preschool management committee and was instrumental in setting up WiP's Networking Mums. The network provides support for working mothers within the property industry to share experiences and keep their careers on track. There are groups in Bristol, Plymouth, Cardiff, Yorkshire and Manchester and a Wiltshire branch is planned.

Sandi Rhys Jones OBE- Women in Property

Sandi has worked in construction for 40 years, running her own management and marketing business and as an experienced non executive director. Appointed OBE in 1998 for promoting women in construction, she leads the national mentoring programme at the Association of Women in Property and also helps deliver its Mid Career Task Force programme, including Unconscious Bias training. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building and Fellow of the Women’s Engineering Society, Sandi was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Sheffield Hallam in 2005 for promoting women in engineering and in 2008 was named First Woman in Property. In addition to business skills, Sandi has an MSc in Construction Law & Arbitration and is a trained mediator.

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33 Margaret Street

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