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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Are you working flexibly? – By Natasha Stone

Flexible working is the big buzz word of the moment. Not to mention that we've all seen the articles extolling the virtues of four day weeks, grabbing your laptop and a comfy bean bag to focus on your work in the local coffee shop. There's endless stock images of young and trendy new-age workers in …

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Construction Youth Trust is playing the long game – By Charlotte Higgins

Getting in early and inspiring the next generation – Construction Youth Trust is playing the long game. Construction Youth Trust was established 60 years ago as the construction industry’s own charity. How we implement our strategy has changed over the past six decades, but our aim has always remained the same: to inspire young people …

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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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RICS Matrics UK Chairman’s Challenge 2019 – By Anna Keys

Anna is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and works for Calfordseaden as an Employers Agent.  She has been involved with RICS Matrics since 2006 and has held a seat on the UK board since 2012.  Anna received the honour of being RICS Matrics Chair 2018-2019. Anna is now raising money for Land Aid as part of …

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