CBRE’s Diversity & Inclusion mission is to provide a work environment that attracts, develops and celebrates the professional success of every individual. This video, created by our team in the UK, highlights employees who share why they are involved in and passionate about our employee network groups.
Four years into her retirement, Shashi Aggarwal was looking for a new challenge. With encouragement from her son, Sanjay, Shashi turned her passion for cooking into a successful blended spice business, Spice Kitchen, on eBay.
Management accountant Chrishilde Metcalfe says women should aim high – but it can be lonely at the top.
Why did you choose to work for Namdeb?
Actually, I was chosen by Namdeb. I was one of 10 bursary recipients and the only woman to get selected out of over 1,000 applications. I have been there 24 years in various Finance departments, starting off as a graduate trainee, and I have had the privilege of working with some really amazing people.
One in three women will experience some form of gender-based violence. Women and girls of all ages, income levels, racial and ethnic communities, sexual orientations, and religious affiliations experience violence in the form of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, trafficking, and stalking. Getting help is a challenge for most survivors of gender-based violence, but for women of color, immigrant women, and other women with marginalized identities, the challenges are even greater. In our work to eradicate violence, we put these intersections at the forefront.
Some of the buzz these days surrounds women in the workplace and the various barriers to their professional advancement. My personal experience over the years, probably like many others, has varied between amazing bosses and mentors who encouraged me to grow, and of course the not so great bosses and the leaders who felt threatened and excluded me. Over the past 9 years, my journey has been more about the evil two words we call “mommy guilt.” It’s the other hidden barrier that so many of us share which often holds women back from the next big promotion.