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    BEGlobal: insights from our world leading women

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    14 November 2017
    The IET, Savoy Place, London WC2R 0BL

    A collaboration between built environment industries to unearth and explore the global opportunities for women and men, and the skills (and mindset) needed to succeed. 


    The world is witnessing enormous economic transformation. To some degree fostered by the global flows of goods and services but mostly driven by the rapid advancements in technology.  A laptop and an internet connection is all that is needed for many individuals to work (and live) around the world in ways not seen before. In addition, what with many companies looking to grow Internationally, expatriate secondments, place based projects and relocation packages are becoming more common place.     

    With these opportunities will undoubtedly come a number of challenges, but what are they in practice? and how to they differ for women and men?  Most will play out in similar way for sure, but women may find themselves having to consider variances in cultural practices, salaries and general expectations differently.

    This evening reception will explore these issues and uncover the secrets of International career success. 

    Participants will hear from a mix of speakers’ working across the global platform including their experiences as expatriates, in nailing work-life balance, in adapting to different cultural practices and in benefiting from technological advancements. 

    The event will also be CPD certified; contributing to professional development and institutional accreditation #BEGlobal

    Event programme


    18:30 Delegate arrival and welcome drinks

    19:15 Introduction, BRE

    19:30 Panellists running pecha kucha's:

    • 'Starting local: BEGlobal…' - Amanda Clack , Head of Strategic Consulting and a member of the UK Board at CBRE. President of RICs and Fellow of the RICS, the Association for Project Management, the Royal Society of Arts, the Institute of Consulting and the Institute of Management. Companion of the Institute of Management, Certified Management Consultant and an Affiliate of the Institute of Accountants for England and Wales.
    • 'Giving your full self' - Melanie De Wet , Associate Director at WSP, Development (London). Member of the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation.
    • 'Building dreams: taking the road less travelled' - Maya Naasani, Commercial Consultant and Economist awarded Chevening and Said Foundation scholarships.
    • 'Technological advancements for global life: a glance at the future' - Naomi Climer, President and Fellow of the IET, Chair of the UK Government (DCMS) Future Communications Challenge Group (FCCG) looking at 5G and Chair of the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) Council. 

    20:00 Panel discussion, chaired by Dr. Peter Bonfield OBE, FREng - Chief Executive Officer of the Building Research Establishment (BRE) Group, Non Executive Director of DEFRA and Grenfell expert advisory panel member for DCLG.

    20:45 Networking and refreshments

    21:30 Close


    Intended audience

    The event is predominantly aimed at women but will be of interest to all wanting to globally expand their careers boundaries. 

    A built environment sector event, those working within associated research, science and engineering, architecture, construction, manufacturing, surveying and planning; both public and private will be targeted.


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    For more information:

    Charlene Clear
    01923 664714