Litigation lawyer, Naomi Evans of Veale Wasbrough Vizards has been elected Vice Chair of the Association of Women in Property in the South West.
The appointment will be for 2 years which then leads automatically to the appointment of Chair of the South West branch from February 2013. Naomi will succeed Jo Williams of Ridge & Partners, who is the current Chair.
Naomi commented on her appointment:
“I am delighted to be appointed as the Vice Chair. As a litigation lawyer, I see first hand the challenges the industry faces. Todate, I have already been involved in talking to schools about the opportunities there are for women working in the property industry and it is great to be seen as an inspiration to young people.
My objectives over the forthcoming period as Vice Chair and Chair are to support the Women in Property 25th anniversary celebrations and to provide a support network for colleagues in the property industry during what is still a difficult time in the property market.”
Women represent only 15% of the property and construction industry workforce, a balance still to be redressed. The Association of Women in Property aims to do just this. The Association seeks to enhance the profile of women in the sector, both by providing a dynamic forum for women in these professions and by encouraging and nurturing aspiring talent.