Episode Six


I’m not a female Architect, I’m an Architect


How can one woman perform so many roles in one day? Rachel Bell gives us all the tips!


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What an inspirational conversation this is. We learn all about Rachel’s entry into the world of Architecture, her rise to the top, and then her fantastic work as Chair of Women in Property here in the UK.

And as Rule No.1’s go…. Rachel’s is right up there with the best!

Our guest

Rachel’s journey started with a BTEC in Construction and then she studied architecture at Bath University. Having joined Stride Treglown in 2000, Rachel has worked across many different sectors.

Her role now at the board level is leading the Winning Work team.

Beyond her day job, Rachel supports numerous initiatives encouraging a more inclusive construction industry for the future. She is currently on the SW Regional Board for LandAid(youth homelessness), a mentor with Mentoring Circle and is the outgoing National Chair for Women in Property 2021/ 2022.

As an industry role model, Rachel has won many awards and accolades for her contributions. In 2018-19, she was named a UK Construction Week Role Model, Property Week RESI Trailblazer, Insider SW Property Personality of the Year 2018, Insider SW Diversity champion of the year 2021, SW Mentor of the Year, and was twice a finalist in the European Women in Construction and Engineering Awards. Rachel’s mantra is ‘Stand Tall’ something she supports and encourages everyone to do, to step up and out of their comfort zone.

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