When does “very experienced” become “too experienced”? – By Sharon Slinger

A woman has 50 years of experience working as a professional in our industry, she’d be snapped up by companies with all that knowledge, wouldn’t she? Surely you’d want that knowledge and experience involved in your project or team? What better way to teach junior members of staff the technical and personal skills to prosper …

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Lottie’s Work Experience, Women’s Engineering Society 2018 – By Natasha Stone

“So, what is it that you do every day, do you do a lot of Maths?” Lottie’s first question when I picked her up was quite a familiar question really. When I began my training within the construction industry, I was nervous that I’d considered myself ‘a bit rubbish’ at maths. In fact, it’d been …

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Gaffer tape, PPE and me – By Sara Cameron

Following a general call to arms (and legs) the Surveying Sisterhood had an open twitter conversation calling for #PPEThatFits. Whilst not quoted personally my story did make it to the RICS article https://www.rics.org/uk/news-insight/latest-news/news-opinion/surveying-sisterhood-call-for-safety-wear-that-fits/ and has been quoted since so I thought it warranted more than a by-line. I am short (160cm) and I’m rounder than …

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National Lipstick Day – By Joanna Farnsworth

My red lipstick is a very important part of my routine, it's my way of expressing my personality and the final touch that makes me ready to face the day. In an industry where you can sometimes feel pressured to fit in rather than stand out, I may choose to wear a grey or black …

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Isn’t the Sisterhood just anti-men? – By Iona Lennon

‘Surveying Sisterhood....isn’t that just an excuse for a man hating industry forum?’ I was asked this question by a very good female friend when I was explaining the Surveying Sisterhood movement and subsequent hashtag #SurveyingSisterhood. Ah, the man question. It is a question that those involved with Surveying Sisterhood have been asked before and it …

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