Dear WWIRE Members,
It is with the greatest pleasure and honour that I invite you to our next WWIRE meeting on 6 March 2014 at Strutt and Parker, Mayfair at 9 A.M. for breakfast.
Speakers will be:
Naomi Hawkes, Barrister at 42 Bedford Row and Deputy Chairwoman for WWIRE UK
Lucy Cowen, Recruitment Consultant at Cobalt
Janicka Bassis, our WWIRE Founder (who will come exclusively from Paris to talk to us!)
The Bar Barometer – a survey of barristers’ working lives
Barristers have been providing expert advice and advocacy since the 13th century. Naomi will discuss the results of a 2011 survey of barristers’ working lives which give an insight into the current state of the profession, including the profile of female barristers in the 21st century.
Recruiting and promoting women in real estate
Lucy will talk about how she sees companies hiring and promoting female professionals in real estate, and discuss candidates’ views on the matter. She will also present the Estate Gazette and Cobalt salary survey results and any indication of a gender gap.
Janicka will talk about investment opportunities in Europe, how to approach investors in different countries and how to make an impact as a professional woman in the real estate industry.
Naomi Hawkes was called to the Bar in 1994. A specialist in property litigation, her practice covers all areas of landlord and tenant law; both residential and commercial. She acts in a range of real property disputes; in claims concerning the informal acquisition of rights in land; and in litigation between local authorities and private landlords. She sits part-time as a Judge of the First-Tier Tribunal Property Chamber on the London Panel. She also undertakes general commercial litigation. Naomi acts for a wide range of clients, from private individuals to large organisations and she regularly provides in-house training for solicitors. Naomi qualified as a yoga instructor in her spare time and she occasionally teaches yoga.
Lucy Cowen is Senior Consultant at Cobalt Recruitment, a leading international real estate recruitment company with practices in the UK, Germany, Russia, Far and Middle East. Lucy recruits from qualified surveyors through to board members working in private practices, blue chip companies, property funds and private equity houses. Lucy is a MRICS qualified surveyor and has a MSc degree in Real Estate Appraisal and a LLB Law, both from the University of Reading
Janicka Bassis, born in Chicago and Founder of W.W.I.R.E. is a specialist in the Japanese Market and went to Tokyo at the age of 17 to go to Sophia University for college. She was one of the first Women Directors in France to sell commercial French Real Estate to the International Market. She started her career at Cogedim in 1987 and sold her first building 3 months later to a large Japanese group. She opened the way to Japanese, German, and American investors into France in the 90’s. She also created the first real estate transaction department in a French bank for the Credit Lyonnais in 1993 when she sold the largest shopping center in France at the time, the Forum De Halles. She has been enjoying helping women in their real estate career for the past 25 years.
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Looking forward to seeing you!