This blog about gender inequality in the property and construction industry in discusses how despite compelling evidence of the financial benefits of gender diversity, including a McKinsey survey of 350+ large public companies which found a 2-4% increase in profits for every 10% improvement in gender diversity, too many sectors remain stubbornly male dominated.

By 2020 women are expected to make up over a quarter of the total property and construction workforce, and proptech, entrepreneurialism and the ongoing rise of the ‘serviced’ property market are helping to drive this change. There has been huge growth in the serviced offices and apartments, described as inherently valuing the ‘softer’ skills traditionally attributed to women, offering a more balanced gender ratio. As the sector grows, it will continue to help redress the balance of the industry as a whole.

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