The 50/50 Dinner
Time & Location
About The Event
On Tuesday, 5th March 2019, men and women across the property industry are invited to come together at City Hall for an intimate dinner celebrating diversity, inclusivity, and the progress made towards gender equality. The goal of the 50/50 Dinner is to be a balanced networking event in a room which will have equal representation by both genders as a way of promoting support and opportunity for both men and women working within property in the UK. Our committee’s mission is to encourage both sides to build strong relationships and recognize each other’s contributions to the industry.
The event is being organized by Ladies in Real Estate, an informal networking club that hosts monthly breakfasts for women in property in London. The two-year old group, which has over 275 members, encourages mentorship and the development of personal relationships between women at various stages of their careers with the goal of helping one another overcome challenges together. The 50/50 Dinner is being hosted in association with other industry groups and with the support of some of the biggest names in property. The organizing committee is comprised of women working across the industry at companies including Greystar, Oxford Properties, Knight Frank, CBRE, CYBG, Meyer Bergman, JLL, Deloitte, L&G, AIG, Hines, Deverell Smith, Australian Super, Long Harbour, The Collective, and others.
The event will be held in aid of the London Homelessness Charities Group (LHCG) – a coalition of 22 charities, supported by the Mayor of London, who have come together to provide vital services for rough sleepers and the public with a single donation point to support the work to end homelessness. The coalition and the Mayor are behind the ‘No one needs to sleep rough in London’ campaign which raises awareness and sets out how Londoners can help ensure there is a way off the streets for rough sleepers this winter.
Our key note speaker for this evening is Rosemary Scanlon, former Divisional Dean and Director of Academic Affairs at NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate. She is a well-known economist specializing in regional economic analysis, public finance, economic development, and real estate economics. Her distinguished career in public service has included positions as the Chief Economist for the Port Authority of NY and NJ and Deputy State Comptroller for the City of New York, with the assignment of monitoring the budget and economy of New York. A noted expert and scholar in the areas of urban and regional economics, Scanlon was also a visiting research fellow at the London School of Economics from 1997 to 1999, where she served as project director of the London-New York Economic Study, published by the Corporation of London in June 2000.