Leonie Akhidenor, Head of Residential Developments at View Bank Homes, was featured on Build in Common’s website. In the article, Leonie answers the question, “What’s it like leading an organisation in a male dominated industry?”.
I think I was fortunate to be born when I was, because the tide is clearly changing.
As a culture it’s becoming increasingly acceptable for females to lead organisations. In the property industry, we have come so far from the days of the ‘boy’s club’. I have been fortunate not to have witnessed the discrimination my fellow female mentors speak of. Sure, I am the only woman on site and I spend my day mainly working with men, but the reception I receive from everyone is positive. In fact, I see being a minority as an opportunity. It brings women in the industry closer together.