Slattery launches industry networking event: QS Women

Slattery hosted a breakfast networking event for female quantity surveyors in Melbourne. Held on February 16, the event featured a keynote speech by Carol Fox who has worked as a coach, speaker and trainer in the professional development industry and has co-written the book Confident Communication for Leaders.

In her speech, Carol drew on insights from her recently published book including the importance of confident communication skills.

Managing Director Sarah Slattery said events like this were crucial as they brought females from the same industry together to share their stories.

“It is important that as women we have the opportunity to be transparent and share our experiences in the industry in a supportive and nurturing environment,” she said.

“The industry benefits from the varying perspectives that women bring and we need to focus on unconscious bias, which is a big issue facing our industry.”

Sarah is currently leading a number of initiatives to support women in the industry.

“Having a supportive network and celebrating women for their achievements is definitely something that should be acknowledged and supported in all sectors, not just the property industry,” she said.