Celebrating International Women's Day 2019
This year, as part of International Women's Day, we've asked four inspirational women what this day means to them and how to pursue a successful career in surveying.
Building a 21st century professional body through equality, diversity and inclusion.
The adoption, promotion and embedding of a culture of trust and diversity is a priority for RICS and diversity must become a core strand of all RICS thinking and business strategy.
Respecting and valuing differences, with a commitment to equal treatment and equal opportunity, will help us serve the public, our professionals and regulated firms effectively, and deliver policies and outcomes which are fair and transparent as well as to ensure that our profession is fit and relevant for the future.
RICS Diversity and Inclusion strategy aims to educate, support and demonstrate the benefits of a diverse and inclusive workforce to RICS professionals and regulated firms as well as establishing RICS as a trusted and confident thought leader on this topic. RICS will assist and support our professional members to embrace the opportunities that a fairer, more diverse and balanced pool of talent will bring to their businesses.
As part of the celebrations in from International Women's Day on 8 March 2019, we celebrated the achievements of women throughout the surveying industry. Explore the fantastic work undertaken by women, from industry leaders to those recently graduated, we want to highlight how a diverse talent pool will ensure the profession remains sustainable.
Haidee Gonsalves MRICS is Associate Director (Hi-Tech and Manufacturing) at Turner and Townsend (T&T). Having studied Law, Haidee’s career path to a quantity surveying in infrastructure began as a graduate non-cognate Assistant Cost Manager.
Sarah Cranke AssocRICS is Senior Strategic Asset Management Consultant at SNC-Lavalin's Faithful+Gould business, specialising in FM transformation, procurement, asset management and sustainability.
Caroline Moser from the University of Manchester discusses the potentially transformative role of women in the cities of the future.
Only 4% of RICS Fellows are women. As RICS looks to ensure a diverse and talented workforce to keep the profession sustainable in the 21st century, Sharon Slinger FRICS explains how women should have their career achievements recognised with fellowship.