Northcourt Real Estate collaborates with UPDC on women’s day event
The event is a “lessons sharing session” where select leading female experts in the African real estate industry will be giving unique insight into how they have grown their careers in the male-dominated world of real estate.
Acting Chief Executive Officer, UPDC Plc, Deborah Nicol-Omeruah, with over 20 years’ experience in real estate, investments and finance alongside General Manager, Northcourt Real Estate, Oyindamola Bamisile, who was originally a chartered accountant that garnered a breath of experience in property and facility management, will both be spearheading the event.
Other speakers at the event are; Country Manager, Mixta Nigeria, Sade Hughes, CEO, Urban Shelter, Sa’adiya Aliyu CEO, Afriland Properties Plc, Uzo Oshogwe, CEO, Rydal Mews, Modupe Anjous and Director, Valuation and Research, Broll Kenya, Vivian Ombwayo. Another Amazon of Nigeria’s real estate market, Yinka Ogunsulire – CEO, Orange Island Development Company was earlier selected to share her vast experience but was unconfirmed due to a scheduling conflict.The format of the seminar is clear; there will be two panels – the first panel will be a discussion between women in real estate services such as property brokerage, property management, facility management, valuation and research.
The second panel will be a discussion amongst women in property development and investment. Both panels have a similar aim; to share what other women need to know and do to excel in real estate.
Speaking about the event, CEO of Northcourt, Tayo Odunsi recounts the early days of the organization where there was no focus on gender balance or diversity. The organisation was a boys club and suffered a lot of people issues. “In recent years as more women have joined our team, they have brought in unique perspectives, enthusiasm and approaches that are not prevalent with the opposing sex. We are a better-balanced organisation, and we are the better for it. This is one of many reasons why we’ve learnt to encourage female participation in real estate. But the conversation needs to go beyond that.
Organisations need to be more sensitive to the peculiarities of gender types and promote equal pay and opportunity. We believe this event will also bring such requirements to light and encourage firms to adopt best practices in this regard”.
The attendance kicks off virtually by 2pm WAT and is free to attend but registration is required at bit.ly/WIRE2021
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