Empower Equity: Claire Barber & Sarah Thorley

It is day three of Madison Berkeley’s Empower Equity reverse mentoring campaign supported by Ladies in Real Estate. The aim of this campaign is to tackle the retention of females within our industry. It still remains stubbornly low which means we have a low percentage of females at senior level in the industry.

Each day this week we will bring you a 20-25 minute audio interview with a junior female within the real estate industry reverse mentoring a senior female in our industry. The focus will be ED + I and as you will hear no topics are off-limits. These audio interviews are a must-listen for everyone in the industry regardless of gender or seniority. We hope you will share it with your community as well as add your thoughts and comments to the conversation. 

In this edition Claire Barber, Asset Management Director at Unite Students, and Sarah Thorley, Associate Director – Strategy Lead – Strategic Advisory EMEA at Savills, discuss this:

“I’ve seen some brilliant female agents leave to have children and they come back to the workplace but can’t make it work due to there being a lack of flexibility that they need.”

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