EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

 

EQUILIBRIUM NETWORK EVENTS

MAKING GENDER DIVERSITY COUNT

20 June 2018 – 18.00 to 20.00

£13.50 through Eventbrite

This event is free to Members and Friends of the Equilibrium Network
This event will explore identity and the challenges women (and men) face especially in leadership positions within the built environment.  It will consider the benefits to businesses, to leadership teams and to individuals when they succeed.
We are privileged to have Professor Sucheta Nadkarni of the Judge Institute as our keynote speaker; our other panelists are Gerry Hughes, CEO of GVA and Andrea Callender, Director for EDI at Arup.
There will be lots of opportunity for audience participation and a chance to network over a glass of wine.
This event is being sponsored and hosted by Arup and is part of the London Festival of Architecture

 

ANNUAL EVENT FOR MEMBERS

2017
Our second annual event took place in November 2017, again with an invited audience of around 60 people.  Lucy Homer from Lendlease gave the keynote address.

At this event, we reviewed the findings of our research into gender diversity within organisations working in the built environment and launched The Equilibrium Network Charter: a check list for best practice.

We also ran a series of VoxPop questions: a light-hearted exercise but the results make interesting reading .  Most importantly for us, everyone who voted said that they would like to take part in the pilot scheme for The Equilibrium Network Charter.  If you too would be interested do take a look here.

2016
Our first event was held in November 2016 with an invited audience of around 60 people. At this event it was agreed that there was sufficient interest for us to develop The Equilibrium Network as a formal organisation.

FEMALE SPEAKERS FOR INDUSTRY EVENTS

Many conference organisers across the built environment sectors aim to achieve 50:50 women and men on their speaker lists and panel discussions. However, we are aware that it is often difficult for conference organisers to find female speakers.  We would encourage women in our network to register with Women Talk Real Estate, an organisation that offers female speakers to a wide range of conference and panel organisers across the built environment.

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS

2017
In the summer of 2017 we instigated a number of Round Table discussions with a wide audience working across the built environment, to review and discuss the first draft of The Equilibrium Network Charter.  Comments and suggestions from these Round Tables have informed the published Charter.

We will be setting up Round Table discussions on other topics – in particular the implementation of The Equilibrium Network Charter – in the coming months, bringing together Boards and senior players across the industry, to share stories and best practice.  If you would be interested in taking part,  please contact us.

OCCASIONAL DEBATES AND LECTURES

Information about debates and lectures will be posted here.

STRATEGIC ADVICE TO BOARDS AND INDIVIDUAL BOARD MEMBERS

We are a group of experienced, senior people, working across all aspects of the built environment.  Between us, we have a wealth of expertise and experience.  If your organisation would like to tap into this knowledge, please contact us.