The impact of ‘career trauma’ and staying in your lane of ‘positive influence’ – By Bola Abisogun OBE

"If you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else." – [late] Toni Morrison Now that Black History Month has passed, and as we prepare for another ‘official’ celebration in October 2020, I’d like to take this opportunity to contextualise why that …

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Celebrating One Year – By Surveyorhood

As we celebrate our first year of posts, we must start with a huge thank you to our many contributors for bringing such a variety of topics and conversation starters. The posts have been very informative and included technical content to broaden our knowledge to personal accounts to allow us to see the world from …

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Passing – By Natasha Stone

Passing is great isn't it? Everything that appears to have been of major importance, exams, tests, Chartership, passing is the most important thing of all. Not passing = failure. But there's more to it than that. Passing in life, is held as the be all and end all. And it extends much further than just …

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The big issues, the big podcast and the big apple – By Sara Cameron

Back in May, I attended the World Built Environment Forum in New York for two days of cutting edge thought leadership around the big issues affecting our land, natural resources, built environment, our work and our lives. The #WBEF was followed by the RICS Governing Council strategy meeting. I then got to reconnect with three …

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What it’s like to be an “old woman” in construction – By Kathryn Ladley

I recently re-read the “What it’s like to be a woman in construction” blog on the Just Practicing web site. I remember reading it the first time and identifying with the comments/experiences of Su Butcher, and then some!! I also reread the article by Sharon Slinger on this site entitled “When does “very experienced” become …

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