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The Word

The Word

By Women in Property
'The Word’, a monthly podcast from Women in Property, sponsored by BECG (Built Environment Communications Group), will explore a range of topics and issues close to the heart of its membership and in line with the societal and cultural hot topics. Over the coming months the series will be speaking with experts relating to agile working, mental health in the sector, skills gaps and Women in Property’s own student awards programme.

Kindly sponsored by BECG (Built Environment Communications Group).
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Instilling the Sustainable Development Goals Part 2
Listen to the second part of our two part discussion on how we can instil the Sustainable Development Goals into the way we operate as a sector. Jane Findlay, Director of Fira, President of the Landscape Institute and Lesley Roberts, Partner at Allsop, Chair of Soho Housing, President of the UK Apartment Association conclude their discussion on the priority areas, with some thoughts ahead to COP26. 
25:21
March 30, 2021
Instilling the Sustainable Development Goals
Join us for part one of a two part look at how we instil the Sustainable Development Goals into the way we operate as a sector. We hear from Jane Findlay, Director of Fira, President of the Landscape Institute and Lesley Roberts, Partner at Allsop, Chair of Soho Housing, President of the UK Apartment Association as they discuss the priority areas and the ease of making them business as usual. 
28:38
March 15, 2021
Against the clock: how the Covid wards were built
Victoria Head, director of healthcare and Nicola Jones, senior project manager both from Gleeds join us to share their experiences from the moment they took the call to scale up through to the delivery of Covid-19 wards.  They talk through the emotions, the challenges, the timeframes and the key learnings from being involved in such a huge undertaking. 
22:49
November 2, 2020
A hyper-local sense of place?
The eighth episode of The Word explores placemaking and its role in shaping communities. Covid-19 lockdown made us hyper-local and detail-observant – daily walks around our local streets, rather ghostly closed off townscapes, parks and green spaces have become a lifeline for many.   We are joined by Louise Wyman, Strategic Director of Growth and Development at Manchester City Council and Head of Placecrafting at the Built Environment Communications Group, Eddie McAtominey, together they discuss how as a nation our use of places has changed as a result of the pandemic and how we have perhaps found a new sense of community as a result of the hyper-local focus. 
35:29
August 24, 2020
How are you coping during Covid?
Join us as we catch up with Louise Hetherington from Atkins Global and Helen Ensor from Insall architect. We hear from them both on their experience on the 'coronacoaster', how they juggled work and home demands on thier time and brain power, the mechanisms they use for supporting colleagues with their mental wellbeing during this period and a look ahead at how the workplace evolution that has been kickstarted by the virus could play out. 
34:25
August 5, 2020
Maximising Mentoring
Sandi Rhys Jones, Women in Property Mentoring Lead and member of Professional Mentor Academy is joined by Eva Mills, Director, Hydrock Consultants Ltd and Sam McCabe, Senior Associate, Oberlanders Architects to discuss the positive impact mentoring has had on them and their careers.  The three women explore  “mentoring in a time of Covid” and how this uncertainty raises the importance of maintaining and building confidence, relationships, self-belief and dynamism.   Sandi, Eva and Sam share their experiences and how, by considering participation in mentoring you can have a huge impact on your own and others personal development. Have you been a mentor or mentee? Please share your experiences with Women in Property on Twitter using #theword For further information on the Women in Property mentoring scheme visit https://www.womeninproperty.org.uk/career-development/mentoring/the-wip-mentoring-scheme/
31:28
July 2, 2020
The Win Win of recruiting graduates
Carole Ditty, Legal Director at Bouygues Construction, national sponsor and judge of the Women in Property National Student Awards joins Iain Holliday, of Triskelion Associates and our National Student Awards facilitator to look at the win win scenarios of recruiting graduate talent into the workplace.  Together they explore the joy behind diverse talent pools, the power of the graduate voice and the importance of on the job learning to enhance skills.  Join in the conversation on Twitter using #theword Thank you to BECG for sponsoring The Word. 
28:49
June 12, 2020
Agile and flexible working: What does the future have in store for office workers?
Karen Mosley, Managing Director, HLM Architects and Katrina Kostic Samen, Head of Workplace - Strategy and Design, KKS Savills discuss the 'live agile working experiment' that many of us are taking part in during Covid-19 and discuss how workplaces and habits could, and possibly should, evolve over time. 
30:46
May 22, 2020
Part 2: How is Covid-19 affecting global impact on climate change?
We continue the conversation with Louise Ellison, Group Head of Sustainability at Hammerson and Chairman of the Better Buildings Partnership,  and Keith Clarke, Chairman of Constructionarium, Chairman of the Active Building Centre and Women in Property Advisory Board member. They discuss how we can learn from behaviour during the pandemic and influence change for the future in our sector. 
26:18
May 1, 2020
How is Covid-19 affecting global impact on climate change? Part 1
Louise Ellison, Group Head of Sustainability at Hammerson and Chairman of the Better Buildings Partnership, is joined by Keith Clarke, Chairman of Constructionarium, Chairman of the Active Building Centre and Women in Property Advisory Board member, where they discuss the impact coronavirus has had and continues to have on the way we live our lives and the impact on the planet.
21:46
April 15, 2020