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International Women’s Day: Promoting female voices across the firm

This week we launched our Exceptional Women campaign as part of International Women’s Day, which took place on Monday 8 March. Our central themes are #ExceptionalWomen and #NextGen, as well as #ChooseToChallenge, which is also the official International Women’s Day theme.

March 11, 2021

International Women’s Day is about celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Take a look at the official website here and enjoy this video based on the theme “Here’s to Strong Women” :

This month we’re recognising some of our own “Exceptional Women”. These women truly demonstrate the behaviours that set Knight Frank apart in the industry. They all share the same drive and commitment, love to make a difference and believe that collaboration is key. 125 years on, our future is in very safe hands.

These values are at the very heart of what we believe in. In fact, throughout the year we’re running a number of activities to launch our purpose and values and to fully embed them in the way we do things.

Today, we’re shining a light on three of our nominees: Serena Bombassei, Priya Black and Rebecca Bruce.

Serena Bombassei

Owner and Managing Director at Venice Real Estate and Knight Frank Venice 

Serena is the Owner and Managing Director of Venice Real Estate, part of Knight Frank’s international associate network and has worked with the firm for over 10 years. She told us a little about her role:

I really like to make my clients feel welcome in their new city, I guide them step by step through the buying process of course, but I also enjoy the relationship that gradually builds up throughout the process”.

Serena describes her time during the pandemic as very difficult, but that she created a “nest” at home which was her salvation. “I was able to cultivate stronger relationships with my clients, keeping their interest in Venice and Italy alive.

“Struggles can unite people, and this was true in this case”.

Serena then touched on the wider themes of International Women’s Day, “For me it’s about fighting and never giving up. It’s OK to fail and come back even stronger. To be successful in life you have to dedicate yourself completely, there is no middle ground. What makes me sure of myself is the loyalty of others and their support, which always guides me upwards”.

Full article Here