Doga Tasli

Doga Tasli | G4S FM

After I completed my bachelor's degree BEng (Hons) Architectural Environment Engineering followed by masters of MSc Renewable Energy and Architecture at the University of Nottingham, I got accepted to a Graduate Facilities Program within G4S Facilities Management. Out of 87 people only 2 is selected and the rotational program started between 4 cities Newbury, Wootton Bassett, Birmingham and Oxford. I've worked for pharmaceutical offices, elementary schools and NHS hospitals both in Hard FM and Soft FM. For mobilization of the brand new contracts I visited Northern Ireland as business trip and tupe in members are being trained in DVLA offices and Her Majesty’s courts for facilities management services.

Previously I worked in a world-wide construction project designed to supply water under the Mediterranean Sea from “Anamur Turkey Dam” to a re-constructed “Gecitkoy Cyprus Dam”. I had my summer internship in Cyprus phase of the project and collected summer term data about compression of soil from different points of each improving part of dam height. I wrote laboratory reports and analyzed the taken values in order to show formal engineers to decide if the new layer is successful.  Yearly data is investigated and during summer placement, control measures for the project are settled as the only woman engineer in the Cyprus part of the project.

I’ve worked in a Renewable Energy construction project, as group of five people we built a 240W wind turbine for an off-grid farm  in Nottinghamshire. I have worked in electrical part, generator making and cost/benefit analysis of the project. Had a wonderful time management within the tasks with finishing an efficiently working small wind turbine in five working days effort without having previous practical knowledge.

Cassandra Wheeldon

Cassandra Wheeldon | WiredScore

Property is fascinating: it is always changing and closely connected to the way people live and work. With the rise of technology, those habits have been transformed dramatically. My great passion is understanding how this sector is evolving and accompany this change.

This is why I chose to join WiredScore last year. WiredScore brings transparency to the market by assessing how well connected commercial buildings are. As the Partnerships Manager at WiredScore, I help our landlord clients to understand how well connected their buildings are and help them improve the digital capabilities of their buildings on an ongoing basis.

Being a member of a small start-up also allows me to get involved with every aspect of the business, to help grow our business. I have for instance created and now run the formal internship programme for two female graduates. I am committed to developing the women under my management to grow their skillsets and confidence. I am a strong advocate of giving constructive and supportive feedback and work to help them cultivate key skills for their professional development.

As a pizza addict, I have recently created a blog about pizza which serves as an excuse to try as many different pizza styles and combinations as possible wherever I am in the world.

hannah scott

Hannah Scott | CBRE

Hannah joined CBRE in April 2015 as a Sustainability Intern from the University of Surrey. During her internship, Hannah worked with key stakeholders to develop a defined set of sustainability standards to be applied across the 41 million square feet of CBRE-managed property in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Whilst completing her internship, Hannah conducted research on sustainability certification systems as part of her postgraduate studies. Her completed thesis was awarded the Roland Clift Prize for Environment and Sustainability. Since September 2015, Hannah has been Sustainability Coordinator for the CBRE EMEA business.

Hannah contributes to CBRE's corporate sustainability strategy for the EMEA region. Having previously worked to develop CBRE’s dedicated sustainability programme for EMEA – CBRE Sustainable Offices – Hannah now works with teams across the region to drive site-specific improvements and continuous regional progression in sustainability and wellbeing performance.

In partnership with CBRE's regional Asset Services business, Hannah advises on sustainable property management and has developed the CBRE Sustainability Toolkit; a custom-built technology solution bringing sustainability to everyday property management activities. ​

With a keen interest in issues surrounding public health, mental wellbeing, and human sustainability, Hannah has expanded her consulting capabilities during her time at CBRE to provide health and wellbeing consultancy for landlord, occupier and developer clients. Hannah represents CBRE at industry working groups addressing health and wellbeing, including those run by the International WELL Building Institute and BSRIA.

Hannah additionally holds responsibilities for sustainability engagement. Internally, she coordinates various internal events and initiatives each year, and provides support to site teams in hosting events at managed properties. Externally, she contributes to sustainability research and serves as editor of CBRE’s global sustainability blog, The Green Perspective.

Hannah is a WELL Accredited Professional, a BREEAM Associate, and a Practitioner Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).

Rachel Morris

Rachel Morris | Derby Cathedral

Born and educated in Derby I have worked all over the UK but was happy to return to my home town and keen to promote this wonderful city and its people.

After school I trained as an Occupational Therapist but then spent 15 years in management in the licensed retail trade running hotels, bars and restaurants.  After taking redundancy I had a complete career change and moved into the homeless sector where my passion was supporting all types of people but particularly teenagers. During this time I chaired various groups in order to try and assist those in most need including the Derby Street Drinkers Intervention Panel and the Derby Hostel Liaison Group. I was happy in this role working for YMCA Derbyshire and wasn’t looking for a new job when I saw a tweet advertising my current role at Derby Cathedral. Growing up in Derby the Cathedral has always been important to me as a beacon and symbol of the city. Therefore I was delighted to be offered this role where I am responsible for all aspects of ensuring Derby Cathedral is accessible to all and preserved in its glory for generations to come.

Divorced, I live in Derby with my son Jethro an excellent salesman and my daughter Jodie who is in bank management. My other passion is Derby County Football Club where I work as carer for young footballers who become part of our family and learn independent living skills while living with us.

I support many local charities and was a trustee at Midlands Community Finance for 9 years working to prevent financial exclusion through ethical personal lending and small business loans. I am also a trustee at Direct Help and Advice where housing and legal advice is provided free to those at risk of homelessness.

Sahar Rezazadeh

Sahar Rezazadeh | CBRE

Sahar Rezazadeh is a chartered surveyor in the retail team, offering advisory and transactions services retailers on their store portfolios. This includes new entrants to the U.K. and London market with a focus on fashion and lifestyle brands. In a short space of time and since joining the retail sector, she has successfully placed retailers in prominent locations throughout the capital.

As a real estate advisor to retailers, she works with notable UK and global brands. These include Deciem, Mikimoto, Kit & Ace, Victoria’s Secret, Tesla, Armani, Versace, LVMH brands, The East India Company and Raw Press among many others. In previous roles, she has advised landlords, investors as well as financial and public bodies to include Aberdeen Asset Management, Legal & General, Hammerson, Brockton Capital, Milligan Retail, LaSalle Investment Management, HSBC, Santander, The Ministry of Defence, the Welsh Government and the Greater London Authority.

As an enthusiastic advocate, Sahar has championed causes and charities for over 10 years. In 2014, she co-founded F5 which has acted as an advisor to policy makers. A former finalist of the Network of Aspiring Women Young Entrepreneurs, and in 2014/15 Sahar won RICS Young Surveyor of the Year Award in the Commercial category.

Hannah Jones

Hannah Jones | Cushman and Wakefield

I am an Associate at Cushman and Wakefield, specialising in Occupier Management.

My academic background started at Lancaster University with a BBa in Management. I later specialised in Property, completing an MSc in Real Estate Management.

This educational foundation allowed me to access a career in property, joining DTZ’s (now Cushman and Wakefield) Graduate Programme in 2007. After two years of vocational training and study, I was successful in obtaining my professional qualification and became a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2009.

The variety of experience provided as part of the Graduate Programme allowed me to specialise in an area of property in which I saw my future career – Occupier Management. In this role, I progressed quickly from surveyor to Senior Surveyor and on to Associate.

My key remit is to develop strategy and manage national portfolios on behalf of her large corporate occupier clients. I currently hold a coordinating role as Account Manager for Royal Mail, responsible for delivery of a wide variety of property services across their substantial national portfolio.

Janvi Patel

Janvi Patel | Halebury

I am the Chairwoman and Co-Founder of Halebury, a pioneering multimillion pound organisation within the NewLaw space. Halebury has a legal team of over 30 senior in-house lawyers and a client base which includes Pearson, Expedia, BT and Virgin Media.  Halebury is highly ranked for legal advice within the Telecoms, Media and Technology and Sports sectors, as evidenced by their coverage in the industry-renowned Legal 500.

In addition to managing Halebury, I work to support the next generation of entrepreneurs and lawyers via my work as a Founding Committee Member of the Cherie Blair Foundation Mentoring Programme and as a regular speaker regarding female founders and women in leadership. I am currently working on a Review of Modern Employment Practices with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy regarding the future of work. I am also a board member of Practical Law’s In-house Consultation Board, an advisor to the Children of War Foundation, a contributor for Huffington Post and I seek to inspire greater social and economic mobility within the profession via supporting organisations such as Speakers for Schools.

I am also married to a fellow entrepreneur and a mother to three young children (8, 6 and 6).

Suzanne Szczetnikowicz

Suzanne Szczetnikowicz | Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

Suzanne is a senior associate in the London office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and is a member of the award-winning Project, Energy and Infrastructure Finance Group. She has experience advising project sponsors, bidders and lenders in the development, project financing and acquisition financing of significant and predominantly European, Middle Eastern and African projects and assets across a number of sectors. She has completed secondments in Abu Dhabi and with HSBC and Borealis Infrastructure in London.

Suzanne is passionate about improving the prospects of, and opportunities for, women in the legal profession and also works hard within her firm in connection with the internal Women’s Initiative, Diversity and pro bono programmes. She is Co-Founder and Chair of Women in Law London (WILL), a cross-London women's legal network of over 2400 individuals which is targeted at associate-level lawyers in private practice and in-house and seeks to ultimately promote and engage the next generation of women leaders in law.

Throughout her life, Suzanne has been heavily involved in the world of classical music, with two diplomas for her solo piano playing and much experience in the choral singing world.   She is extremely excited to have this year been appointed to the Board of Trustees for the Aurora Orchestra.

Sharona Attar

Sharona Attar | Bloomberg

I was called to the Bar in 1997 having completed the LLB, LLM and the Bar Vocational Course. I completed a six month Chancery pupillage in chambers at 10 Old Square and a further six months pupillage in commerce. I was then employed by Hammond Suddards Solicitors as a non-practising barrister and was sent on a year secondment as assistant to the Chief Executive of the Financial Law Panel, which was set up by the Bank of England to look into legal issues affecting the financial markets and chaired by Lord Donaldson, former Master of the Rolls. I joined the Financial Services department of Clifford Chance in 2000 and whilst there spent time on secondment to Credit Suisse and UBS. Having had my first two children I spent a year teaching the Business Law module of the Legal Practice Course at BPP School of Law before joining The London Clearing House where I spent five years spanning the financial crisis of 2008 and its aftermath and held the role of Director. Following the birth of my third child I undertook a consultancy role with RBS before joining Bloomberg in June 2016 where I am now Counsel for a financial index business recently acquired by Bloomberg.

Megan Castellano

Megan Castellano | Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

I am an American in London living her career dream. I wanted to be a lawyer since I was seven years old, and worked extremely hard in pursuit of this goal through education and every other facet of my life until I achieved it.  Having first arrived in England just over a decade ago, to study at Oxford University, I was drawn to this country and have since built a life here. I have now been a capital markets attorney, specialising in U.S. securities law, at Freshfields for the past five and a half years, after graduating from law school in New York and passing the New York bar exam. I work on a diverse range of complex, cross-border equity and debt transactions, and thrive on, and am fulfilled by, the intellectual rigour and client-facing nature of the job.