Rachel Dunn, an associate in Dentons' Glasgow office, has been appointed chair of Women in Property's Central Scotland branch for 2020-21.

Ms Dunn takes up her role for the national property and construction industry lobbying and networking organisation for 12 months from 1 March 2020.

A member of Women in Property for over two years, she has been active on the regional committee, taking on the role of vice chair for the last year. At Dentons, she is a dual qualified solicitor in the Real Estate practice, working on transactions alongside colleagues in Dentons' five other offices across Scotland and England.

 

She commented: “The industry has come a long way but we know there is still lots of work to do, particularly in retaining talented women and promotion to more senior roles. We need more women in leadership roles in order to challenge stereotypes, celebrate diversity, champion role models and achieve a more balanced workplace.

“Through Women in Property we are able to use our influence to help businesses make cultural change, which is good for everyone. This could include anything from running events that focus on wellness, to training women to speak with confidence publicly, to expanding industry knowhow through CPD events and site visits. Women in Property gives women in the industry the network, skills and confidence to influence this change.”