SAMANTHA McCabe has been appointed central Scotland chair for Women in Property.
Samantha, an architect and associate with Oberlanders Architects, will take on the role for one year and will strive to encourage more young women to enter the property and construction sectors.
“Over the coming year, as an organisation, we will be focusing our attention on the skills shortage that is already evident and which will be exacerbated in a post-Brexit Britain,” Samantha explained. “This means getting into schools to talk about how great it is working in this industry, the variety and the opportunities out there. Inspiring children at a young age is particularly important.
“The industry must also retain women already working in the built environment sector, who might be struggling with anything from a lack of flexibility in their working hours, through to needing advice on being more ‘visible’, for their own career development. We can’t afford to lose these skilled women at a time when the country really needs them.”
Phil Macdonald, managing partner of Oberlanders added, “Oberlanders are delighted that Sam has agreed to take on this role and we wish her well for her year in office. We are hugely supportive of Women in Property and their invaluable role in promoting and enhancing opportunities for women to flourish and thrive within the property and construction sectors. As a practice, we are delighted to be given the opportunity to support this effort much more closely over the coming year, through Sam’s involvement as chair of the central Scotland branch.”