There is no doubt that the property sector could do more to attract top female talent to the sector. Recent surveys we conducted tell us that only 6% of CFO's with the sector are women, and only 18% are at Financial Controller level.
HR seems to have a healthy quota of women, but what about finance professionals?
We are doing our bit though, and 51% of all placements we have made in the past six years are women. Interestingly, ICAEW tell us that the split between newly qualified accountants are circa 50/50 male/female. So, are women attracted to other sectors rather than real estate? Or are they hitting glass ceilings in their career progression?
If you are at Financial Controller level and wondering how you can best equip yourself to make the transition into your first FD role, you might be interested in our next breakfast event that we run with BDO.
We have a panel of four leading CFO's form the real estate sector who are going to be answering your questions on how to make the transition to FD. They are going to be sharing their experience. Details here:
If you'd like to attend, please get in touch. We'd like to see as many of you as possible.