The Human Element: Essential people skills for the landscape practitioner
9 Oct 2019
5. Women in Landscape: the route to gender equality
Presented to the House of Lords last year, this talk will uncover current statistics around gender equality within the broader built environment sector, and address the bigger picture for working women in the UK concerning gender pay gap and unconscious bias. The Landscape Institute’s 2018 talent survey will be used as a benchmark for considering equality within membership, with focus on the specific issues that female landscape professionals often encounter around recruitment, retention and recognition. This session will benefit both employers and employees (of any gender), as we consider ways to better promote equality in the workplace through targeted initiatives.
Romy Rawlings is a Chartered Landscape Architect and UK Business Development Manager for Vestre, a Norwegian manufacturer of street furniture. Romy’s 25- year career has been based in the landscape sector, and she is passionate about the impact of good design upon those using outdoor space, believing that landscape architects are well placed to counter many of today’s global issues. Romy is Honorary Secretary for the Landscape Institute and Chair of their Diversity & Inclusion working group.
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