Inspiring Women Speed Mentoring

Monday 31 July 2017


NLA, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT

Members free - Click here to register Go!

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This event forms part of NLA’s Inspiring Women initiative, bringing together the built environment’s younger talent with more established professionals for a night of encouragement and inspiration, creating an opportunity to discuss a particular challenge or seek career advice.

NLA’s Inspiring Women programme has highlighted the need to champion and support businesses across the built environment industries to achieve greater diversity of talent, from entrants to board level. This is why NLA is hosting this special speed mentoring session, with mentors including representatives from our Inspiring Women network.

Mentees will spend 10 minutes each with up to five industry experts, gaining insight from professionals working across different sectors of the industry. Mentees are encouraged to bring any issues or challenges to discuss with their mentors; both men and women are welcome!

NLA’s Inspiring Women programme celebrates, promotes and profiles inspirational women working across the industry to inspire others and provide opportunities to meet, network and develop skills.

There are limited spaces for mentees so register now to avoid disappointment! For those who are unable to be a mentee this time, please join us for networking drinks from 18:45 with the mentors and mentees in the galleries.

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Deborah McLaughlin, Head of Housing Delivery and Strategy, GL Hearn
Jennifer Ross, Director, Tibbalds
Laura Mazzeo, Managing Partner, Farrells
Riette Oosthuizen, Partner, Planning, HTA Design LLP
Lisa Taylor, Chief Executive, Future of London
Annie Hampson, Chief Planning Officer and Development Director, City of London Corporation
Emma Foster, Development Director, Mount Anvil
Nathalie Bergvall, Project Director, JRA
Anna Gagliano, Senior Projects Director, Argent
Catherine Jenkins, Head of Planning, Pilbrow and Partners
Claire Bennie, Director, Municipal
Emily Gee, London Planning Director, Historic England
Jane Richards, Head of Building Structures, WSP
Catherine Webster, Strategic Finance and Investment Director, Quintain
Lorraine Hughes, Senior Director – Planning, CBRE

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This event is free to attend for NLA Members, but registration is essential - click here to register

If you would like to become a member, and would like to discuss membership options please contact Aurelia Amanitis

If you experience any issues whilst making a booking please contact Katharine Rankin or call 020 7636 4044 

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NLA’s Inspiring Women programme celebrates, promotes and profiles women working across the built environment industry, to inspire others and provide opportunities to meet, network and further develop skills. The built environment industry, alongside many others, is striving to overcome women’s chronic underrepresentation and lower pay to create a strengthened, resilient workforce. This year-round programme encourages discussion around key issues around how to attract and retain women early in their career, midway through and at more senior levels. What are the different issues that architects, engineers, developers, planners and related professions face across their career and what can be done to accommodate women?