Inspiring Women Speed Mentoring

Tuesday 15 May 2018


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

NLA Members only - Free, register here Go!

The evening will bring together the built environment’s younger talent with more established professionals for a night of encouragement and inspiration, giving you the opportunity to discuss a particular challenge or seek career advice — both men and women are welcome!

Expert mentors will be on hand to discuss any questions, issues or challenges you may have regarding career development, with mentees spending 10 minutes each with professionals working across the industry.

The event forms part of NLA’s year-round Inspiring Women programme, which seeks to encourage discussion around key issues around how to attract and retain women in their career, and celebrate, promote and profile women working across the built environment industry to inspire others and provide opportunities to network and further develop skills.

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Pam Alexander OBE, Urbanist and founder member of Equilibrium 
Paula Carney, Director of Planning, WYG 
Melanie de Wet
, Associate Director, WSP  
Lisa Fairmaner,
Acting Assistant Director - Strategic Planning and Infrastructure, RB Kingston
Andrew Harland, Chairman, LDA Design 
Catherine Jenkins, Head of Planning & Creative Strategy, Pilbrow + Partners
Doug Kerr, Managing Director, Elementa 
Katie Kopec, Director – Development Consultancy, JLL
Annelie Kvick Thompson, Principal, Grimshaw
Alex Lawrence, Divisional Director – Head of London Buildings, Ramboll 
Arita Morris, Director, Child Graddon Lewis 
James Pargeter, Projects Director, Greystar  
Sowmya Parthasarathy, Associate Director, Arup and Mayor’s Design Advocate
Anna Reiter,
Director, Tyrens 
Vicky Savage, Regional MD of South London, L&Q 
Finn Williams, Co-Founder and Chief Executive, Public Practice

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This event is for NLA Members only. Tickets are free - register here

For ten years we have tracked the data of no shows at our events. So that we don’t deny places to those who really want to attend we do overbook events based on our experience. Our calculations are usually pretty accurate but sometimes we do have to turn away late comers. 

If you would like to become a member and discuss membership options, please contact Aurelia Amanitis or call 0207 636 4044.

If you experience any issues whilst making a booking please contact Corinne Stone 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?