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Today is International Woman's Day, a day that celebrates and promotes the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.Property Tribes recognises the contribution women make to the private rented sector and women often make great landlords, as we are natural home makers and also empathetic.Property is a vehicle for women to achieve financial freedom and independence while creating a healthy work/life balance and flexibility when often also bringing up a family.Here is some of our content around this topic:More women should come forward in property says Wendy Whittaker-LargeWhy do so few women invest in property?"Women in Property" Week - all this week! Women in Property 31DoPI #30: Thoughts on women in property. Michelle Watson - turning a -ve into a +ve Kate Sparsi - Property after death of husbandThere are many celebrations of women's achievements on the web and this one from Forbes jumped out at me:For the first time ever, an all-female crew will conduct a spacewalk. NASA astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch will carry out the spacewalk at the end of this month. Another woman, Kristen Facciol will be on the console at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston supporting their mission.Here are how some other sectors are celebrating women on video:
Find out more about International Women's Day 2019 For the ladies reading this ...Why did you get started in property investment?Have you faced any difficulties as a woman in this industry?Do you see any advantages? Who's your most inspiring female role model?
Vanessa Warwick Landlord and Co-Founder of PropertyTribes.com **If you have got value from Property Tribes, find out how you can support it in remaining a free to use community resource**
When I saw your thread "Why do so few women invest in property?" I recognised it as a question I am asked from time to time and so I recorded a short video in February 2016 giving my perspective
Interested to read Tribers comments and updates to 2019
Thank you for commenting Denise - you are a very inspirational lady! I have nothing but admiration for your quiet and determined approach over many years.Your video highlights an important point - ALL women should be financially independent, even those that are married. Life throws many curve balls and women should make sure they can manage financially on their own.You also have one of the most popular videos on our youtube channel, of over 850 videos:
It is hard going at times, especially as a sole person but 'determined' I am...laughing. I look for agents, builders etc who treat me as a business person and do not patronise me by assuming I'm only there to make the tea.
I acknowledge all here on PT and in my team who treat people fairly and help to educate and support.
best wishes to all
These are very inspiring pieces, Vanessa, thank you for sharing! I've read in some study, that on average a woman puts in 23 extra years of unpaid and unrecognised work being a mother and managing most of the household tasks, that's a whole career and a second job.So I think we should all recognise how much harder it is for women to break through, we have to put a double amount of energy and be twice as effective!I personally see my duty to support women in business, and sisterhood means a lot.As a founder and entrepreneur, I want to make sure my company provides a chance for women to succeed without sacrificing their family.I want to build a business where school runs are as important as lunch breaks, and where systems and processes are flexible enough for my team to be also a mother they want to be. Happy Women's Day to all fellow female entrepreneurs, let's stick together!
Thanks Olga. When we met and talked recently, you were very passionate on the topic of assisting landlords with the work/life balance. It was a pleasure and inspiring to meet you when you wear so many hats - mum, HMO landlord, and proptech entrepreneur.
Another lady who has impressed me is Alexander Morris, M.D. of MakeUrMove. Alex is a company Director, mum of small children, and also studying for a law degree in her spare time!
And let us not forget Tracey Hanbury - mum, business owner, landlord, event organiser ....
Thank you very much, Vanessa and Happy International Women's Day.
So many wonderful, dedicated and hard-working women (and men) in the industry and it is a pleasure to be a part of it.
Hoping that it's OK for me to join in this conversation, as I consider myself a supporter of equal opportunities for women in general and in property in particular
I am a husband to a wonderful wife, who is also a well-respected and successful leader in a large multi-national company and I know what sort of sacrifices and trade-offs she has made in the process of building her career. I am also the father of three daughters, who are now embarking on their own life's adventure as young adults and I'm sure they will all make their mark in this world in their own unique way as confident young women.
As it happens, today (being IWD), I was joined by Helen Pollock as co-host in recording the introduction to the next series on The Property Voice Podcast, which is themed 'Women in Property'. Helen will no doubt help me avoid Mansplaining throughout the series!
Vanessa (as you already know), will be our first guest proper as the series starts to unfold from next Wednesday. I hope the series will be both inspirational and aspirational, not only to women but also to men. We can all learn from the wonderful success stories and potentially the struggles of the women guests but perhaps also get to view things from a slightly different perspective too. In other words, all are welcome, as we aim to be inclusive and provide equal opportunities for all
Congratulations to all the women in property on International Women's Day!
Richard W J Brown Property investor, industry commentator & knowledge sharer http://www.thepropertyvoice.net Also now an author
What a lovely supportive post Richard, and thanks for joining our discussion - all men welcome!It was my intention to add the podcast link to this thread when it went live, so that we can celebrate women in property long after IWD has been and gone.Thank you to Helen and yourself for your support of this topic and for asking such astute questions during the recording of my interview. It is great that multiple platforms are recognising the achievements of women and also giving them a voice in our sector!
It's going to be fun! Keep up the great and inspirational work too...
Happy IWD! Thanks Vanessa for building this platform , it's awesome and your work is an inspiration to all people irrespective of gender.