100 for 100 series: Emma Gruenbaum | Wates

100 for 100 series: Emma Gruenbaum

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“Be tenacious. If you want it, keep going, keep asking and make it happen.”

Equality of opportunity for everyone is essential for businesses to thrive. For 2019 International Woman’s Day, Emma Gruenbaum shares what #balanceforbetter means to her.

Introduce yourself for us

I’m Emma Guenbaum from Wates Developments

How long have you been in your current role?

Three and a half years

What attracted you to the job?

I was career changer. In my late 30s I decided I was going to follow something I’d always wanted to do which was property and project management and combine those two and so went and found a course at Kingston a surveying degree, then I hounded Wates until they gave me a job!

What advice would you give to women entering the industry?

Be tenacious. If you want it, keep going, keep asking and make it happen.

Who is your role model?

Wates Group’s Helen Bunch

Tell us something unusual about you

Before I worked in the construction industry I was a sports therapist for 20 years

What changes would you like to see in 100 years’ time?

That the conversation about being a women would be a redundant conversation. It would just be about being talented.