NRLA Celebrating Women in the Property Sector (London)

Join us on International Women's Day (8th March) for an exclusive afternoon tea event catered specifically to women landlords, developers, and investors. This unique gathering aims to bring together like-minded women in the property industry to discuss challenges, find solutions, and make meaning connections with other professionals through the power f sharing experiences and tips.

Whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting your journey in property, this afternoon tea event is designed to empower, inspire, and equip you with the knowledge and motivation to overcome challenges and achieve your goals. Register today to join us for this transformative experience!  

The Venue

The Pheonix Hall Trailfinders Rugby Club.

Vallis Way,

West Ealing,


W13 0DD

The Agenda

12.30 - 13.00 Registration Browsing stands/seating

13.00 - 13.15 Jodi Berg (OBE) - Welcome 

13.15 - 13.35 Marie Parris

Teachings of a Property Pro

A Woman’s perspective presented by Marie Parris, who since 2004 has been inspiring and empowering landlords to implement her preventative & proven solutions so you do not end up with expensive legal bills. In this mini masterclass you will learn and participate as a myriad of topical issues of concern for many self-managing female landlords are covered and most importantly how to resolve them. Enabling them to stay safe, professional and on top of their game in a male-dominated industry. Marie will demonstrate in this informative presentation the “what” “why” and “how” and the consequences you face when you get it wrong. Straight-forward advice for keeping afloat in this current market.

13.35-13.55 Rebecca Marsh

Insights from the Property OmbudsWoman

Rebecca Marsh takes the stage to share her remarkable story leading up to this pivotal moment. Be prepared to delve into the crucial role of The Property Ombudsman, understanding its functions and the profound impact it has on the real estate landscape. Rebecca will passionately advocate for the need to amplify the presence of women in the property sector, exploring its influence on both sector dynamics and culture. Gain valuable insights into supporting the sector and ensuring the protection of vulnerable landlords and tenants, as envisioned in "What do I see." Look ahead with anticipation as Rebecca provides a glimpse into the future, discussing upcoming developments such as Renters Reform, Leasehold & Freehold Reform. Don't miss this engaging and thought-provoking session, culminating in a Q+A where you can interact and have your questions addressed. Rebecca Marsh's speech promises to be a highlight of the event, offering a blend of personal narrative, industry insights, and a vision for the future of the property sector.

13.55 -14.55 Networking and Afternoon Tea

14.55-15.15 Maxine Fothergill

The Real Value of Using a Qualified Letting Agent

We will be joined by Maxine Fothergill for a straightforward chat about the true benefits of partnering with a regulated and qualified letting agent. She'll cut through the noise to explore how this partnership can actually save you time, reduce stress, and potentially increase your rental income. She'll share insights from her experience, highlight the importance of regulation in the letting industry, and explain how choosing the right agent can make a real difference to your property business. Whether you're new to letting or have been in the game for a while, this talk aims to provide practical advice that you can use to make informed decisions about your property investments.

15.15 - 15.35 Charlotte Edwards

Tragedy into Triumph

Charlotte Edwards is the leading female voice of property developers and investors in the UK. An ‘accidental’ property developer, turning tragedy into triumph, she rebuilt a family development business with no knowledge or experience, delivering the most profitable years since the business began 30 years ago. Charlotte’s story is both empowering and inspirational, more so as she has achieved it alongside being a single mum and during Covid.

15.35- 15.55 Yvonne Baisden NRLA London Representative

Insights from Two Decades: A Woman Landlord's Journey

Join Yvonne Baisden, a seasoned professional boasting over 25 years in the property industry. Delve into her wealth of hands-on experience as she shares anecdotes, practical tips, and valuable lessons, offering a unique perspective on navigating the challenges of property management. Explore legalities, finances, tenant relationships, and property value maximisation for a comprehensive understanding of the landlord's multifaceted role.

15.55 - 16.30 Networking and Closing remarks

Sponsored by


Rentguard, Total Property, and St James' Place.

Speakers and Presenters

Yvonne Baisden

Jodi Berg (OBE)

Chair NRLA

Marie Parris

Founder & MD of George Ellis Property Services


Yvonne Baisden

London Representative NRLA


Charlotte Edwards

Property Developer & Investor

Maxine Fothergill

Managing Director Amax Estates and Past President, ARLA Propertymark


Rebecca Marsh

Property Ombudsman