Breaking Boundaries through Diversity and Inclusion


Real Estate Balance and Equilibrium Network are working to tackle the gender imbalance in the real estate sector and built environment, especially at senior levels. This year’s event in the London Festival of Architecture, kindly sponsored by Foster + Partners at their Hub in Battersea, will consider:

  • boundaries broken to support women’s progression
  • best practice today crossing the boundaries of different attitudes and expectations to deliver innovation and creativity
  • bridging the boundaries of work, family and life to benefit all

Kaela Fenn-Smith, Managing Director of Real Estate Balance, will present our new research “Fast-tracking gender balance across real estate, 2019”. A panel of three speakers, including Kate Murphy, Partner and a key project architect for Foster’s Bloomberg HQ in the City and Paul King, Managing Director, Sustainability & Social Impact - Europe at Lendlease and Real Estate Balance corporate member, will lead the discussion, chaired by Pam Alexander OBE, a founder member of Equilibrium. Drinks and networking across the boundaries of our professions will follow.

The event will be held on 18 June 2019 from 5.30-7.30pm at Foster + Partners, Riverside, 22 Hester Rd, Battersea, London SW11 4AN.

The event is free but tickets are limited. We have reserved 30 tickets for Real Estate Balance members which are available on a first come, first served basis. To secure your ticket, please RSVP by Friday 31 May using the button below or email You will be notified if your application has been successful or if your name has been placed on the waiting list for a ticket.