Reopening Unheard Voice Consultancy Ltd

In my final blog, before closing UVC Ltd to go to the RIBA, I said:

“Working with the RIBA, those unheard voices in the built environment will, not only have a place to speak, but will be listened to, as, together, we work to build a better world.

“There will be more challenge. There will be more strife. But there is also hope. And step-by-step, there will be change.”

I am exceptionally pleased with what I achieved whilst at the RIBA. The feedback and, subsequent to my resignation announcement, acknowledgement for the impact of the work I was leading, has been overwhelming.

I wish I felt I could have stayed there and continued doing the work. There were so many amazing colleagues, a small handful of truly lovely friends made, and one, so special, actually, it’s breaking my heart to go.

Needless to say then, to feel I’m not only going back on my words, but also turning my back on these people, has left me conflicted and, at times, quite confused.

The process of looking forward and remembering why it is that I closed UVC Ltd in the first place to work at the RIBA has helped me focus.

I continue to believe that if I can influence the creation of inclusive spaces, I can influence the creation of an inclusive society. And so, that’s what I’m going to do.

I’d love to stay working in the built environment sector and associated professions, like engineering, to help with all sides of the EDI conundrum: how we help attract and support a diversity of people into these vocations; how we treat, retain and progress them; how we bake inclusivity into the products and services; and, how we reach out to all to engage as customers, clients, members… I can still do all of that.

I can still give the under-represented a voice. I can still work to help you build a better world. I can still be with you holding that flame of hope. I take responsibilty for my role in what needs to be done here.

The only question is, do you want me to hand YOUR hand?

Creating useful, successful, tangibly actionable EDI strategies that suit you, is what I do. So, I’d love to hear from you, and talk about how we can do this, together.

Working within Unheard Voice, those unheard voices in the built environment will, not only have a place to speak, but will be listened to, as, together, we work to build a better world.

There will be more challenge. There will be more strife. But there is also hope. And step-by-step, there will be more change.

One Reply to “Reopening Unheard Voice Consultancy Ltd”

  1. Happy to assist however we can Marsha, let’s continue the work you’ve started in the field of architecture 😉

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