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WOMEN IN REAL ESTATE

WIRE is the industry’s premier networking organization dedicated to advancing the achievements of women in the built industry. WIRE Network seeks to influence the success of the built industry by focusing on fulfilling four key initiatives: business development, leadership development, industry research and career outreach. With this large diverse network, our members have the resources to create new and different ways of structuring deals, growing their business or advancing the corporate ladder, and to inspire others to work as a team to get the job done as well as inspire young women to work in this industry.

Our Mission

To link, encourage, equip and empower women real estate professionals in Kenya.

Our Vision

To have the sector reflect the population addressing Kenya’s unique built environment needs for generations to come.

Core Values

Ambition, Excellence, Pride, Adaptability, Empowerment, Abundance

WIRE is registered by the Registrar of Societies, under section 10 of the Societies Act. Reg. No. 49131

Our History

WIRE has been an informal group since April 2015 when we had the first breakfast. Since then we have had 4 more events which we have posted on the platform and asked members to attend these events to learn more about WIRE and have their voices heard as to what they would like to see from WIRE. We thank all the members who have attended, given valuable input at these events and via email in an effort to build a stronger platform for women in the built environment.

The WhatsApp group was opened June 5th, 2015 to bring WIRES together informally and raise awareness of the intention to formalize WIRE. The group has been an enormous success in linking various women in the built industry and supporting each other’s innovations and achievements.

The launch event held on Friday 18th November 2016 highlighted the formalization and membership structures of WIRE.

Notice was given after this launch that the WhatsApp group would be closed and reopened to only WIRE members.

WIRE has been an impressive platform of women supporting and building each other up. A new WhatsApp group will open up with members of WIRE. After 2 years of operating informally, the formalization will strengthen our impact as an association in the Real estate / built environment industry.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the membership benefits

Corporate Member

  • Affiliation with WIRE
  • Company Representation
  • Corporate discounts on WIRE events.

Graduate/Professional Member

  • Networking:

    Networking with like minded Women and tapping into a database of movers and shakers in the building industry both in private and public sector, which forms a great support system. You join a network of motivated, professional and high-achieving built environment professionals who understand that you're never too experienced to learn something new or too successful to provide sound advice to your peers.

  • Access to our WIREd e-newsletter:

    This includes profiles of influential women in built environment, as well as the latest practical tips on how to grow your business as well as issues affecting the built environment. Opportunities in built environment firms and companies are also updated here.

  • Capacity Building/ Performance Management:

    WIRE seeks to build capacity of members in business and career development through linkages/networking, business opportunity information, etc., and training. WIRE will conduct courses to deepen skill sets of members even more. The training experience and affiliation provides further networking opportunities and will enhance personal and professional growth of members.

  • Celebrating/Promoting/ Highlighting Network Members/Companies:

    WIRE will have a member expertise profile (offering promotion of members). Each member will receive a free Member Expertise Profile with a picture in the Referral Center to capture industry involvement and leadership, as well as professional specializations, experience, education. These will have direct links to social media profiles. This is a free form of personal promotion that will be used to determine a member's area of expertise for referrals, speaking and interview opportunities, organization/government appointments and more.

    Successes of members in the industry will be highlighted (through testimonials and life stories at events by speakers, social media platforms, e-newsletter) highlighting industry issues and women’s positive involvement in Kenya & around the world.

Student Member

  • Mentorship Programs:

    Our mentors’ vision is to Engage, Envision, Empower and Expand. Improve parity and diversity in a male dominated industry, Increase leadership and career development skills; Build a talent pipeline for future female professionals in the built environment.

  • Internship Placements:

    We offer opportunities in real estate companies to give you a real insight into commercial environments and help you to develop essential skills to enhance your employability

  • Pathway to Leadership development and training

    Opportunities exist to volunteer and develop leadership skills at all levels of the organization, enhancing your professional reputation and further honing skills that make involvement an integral part of developing personal and professional leadership.

  • Access to our e-connect newsletter

    Our monthly newsletter includes profiles of the most influential women in real estate, as well as the latest practical tips and techniques on growing your business. Opportunities in real estate businesses are also updated here

What are funds collected generated to?

These are funds collected from annual subscriptions

  1. Running events and programmes that align with our objectives/benefits above
  2. Running our mentorship programs e.g. the ‘Hidden Figures’ movie screening we had on 17th February 2017.
  3. Running the WIRE Secretariat (Paying salaries, rent, utility bills etc)
  4. In general fulfilling the objectives of WIRE as highlighted below:

What are the group's Aims and/or Outcomes?

  1. To equip and build business capacity of female professionals and business owners in the building industry;
  2. To train, promote and highlight its members and as a whole, women in real estate;
  3. To mentor young professionals in the industry through a well-developed business mentor-protégé programme;
  4. To facilitate the networking of women in real estate on a national, regional and international platform;
  5. To liaise with the Government and regulatory agencies on matters affecting female professionals engaged in the built environment;
  6. To facilitate research for advancement of female professionals in the built environment;
  7. To publish documents and publications for the benefit of members and the general public matters pertaining to the real estate.

Who forms the Membership and what are the membership classes?

  1. Corporate members. These are established institutions in the built environment.
  2. Professional members. Qualified professionals in the industry with more than three years’ experience /and or registered with respective Boards of Registration.
  3. Graduate members. These are duly qualified individuals with less than three years practice experience in the built environment.
  4. Student Members. These are individuals who are still in college pursuing courses related to the built environment.

What are the Structures of the association?

WIRE is registered under the Registrar of Societies. Registration No.49131

It is run by a board consisting of six strong and successful women.

  1. Robyn Emerson – President
  2. Emma Miloyo – Vice President
  3. Diana Musyoka – Treasurer
  4. Danielle Callaway – Secretary
  5. Mugure Njendu - Registrar
  6. Violette Riungu -Muchiri – Board Member

What are the Programs and Activities?

We have a series of events happening this year. WIRE CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR 2017:

February ‘Hidden Figures’ Screening – sponsored 500+ students
April Walk with WIRE
A “Mentoring Walk” where mentors and mentees will be partnered and take a walk together while the chat in the beautiful Karura Forest Surroundings.
June Legends and Leaders Breakfast
August Talk on Professional Development
November WIRE Expo/Dinner - to highlight businesses and services represented within the group

JOIN WIRE KENYA

WIRE Kenya (Women In Real Estate) network seeks to influence the success of the commercial real estate industry by focusing on fulfilling four key initiatives: business development, leadership development, industry research and career outreach.

Membership & Rates

CORPORATE

  • Legally registered company in Kenya in the built environment (provide a copy of an active license)
  • Have a clear record of tax compliance
  • Have no recent or pending bankruptcy
KES 25,000

PROFESSIONAL

  • Actively engaged in the real estate profession
  • Employed by or affiliated with a registered real estate company
  • Sole proprietor, employee, partner or corporate officer of your firm
  • Zero no record of official sanctions involving unprofessional conduct
  • National ID & 2 passport photographs
KES 5,000

GRADUATE

  • Valid graduation certification for a course in the built industry
  • Valid certificate of good conduct
  • Actively involved in opportunities and networks that are majorly in the built environment category
  • Been out of school for two years after graduating
  • National ID & 2 passport photographs
KES 3,000

STUDENT

  • Proof of official documents or certification for a course in the built environment
  • Valid certificate of good conduct
  • Actively involved in opportunities and networks that are majorly in the built environment category
  • Ready and willing to be mentored
  • National ID & 2 passport photographs
KES 1,000

How to Pay

Payments can be made via MPESA, Cheque or Bank Deposit. We do not accept cash.

Cheques / Cash Deposit
Payable to:

Women In Real Estate Society
Bank of Africa
Branch: Ngong Road
A/C No: 08248620012

DOWNLOAD
APPLICATION
FORM
0796 548 144 | 020 200 959 info@wire.or.ke

Send the deposit slip scan or MPESA transaction ID to info@wire.or.ke and a receipt acknowledgement will be sent to you in 2 business / working days. More information will follow thereafter.

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CONTACTS

The Secretariat
4th Floor Laiboni Centre | Lenana Road
Telephone: 0796 548 144 | 020 200 959
Email: info@wire.or.ke