women in the built environment

GAZELLA is an independent publication offering insights into inspiring females within the built environment.

Updated weekly, the blog exhibits interviews focusing on the work of women and topical issues in the current climate. Launched to capture the stories and spirit of the determined,

Gazella shares a passion for the celebration of women, their experiences and opinions, as well as advice and learnings that can be shared amongst our community.

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“I think knowledge is power. If we want people to respect us we should have the knowledge and we should be confident in what we know. ”

Targol Khorram / Former President Architects for Peace & Landscape Architect at City of Stonnington  /  ‘So, now what?’

story / Interview / March 15, 2019

I was about to turn thirty and I thought ‘So, now what?’ Everything was good in our life, we had good jobs, a nice apartment. Is this it? Or should we challenge ourselves? That’s when my husband and I decided we should leave and see what other opportunities exist on the other side of the […]

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“I find myself asking, if I was a male would mediocre suffice? ”

Thoughts by D / Editor GAZELLA  /  Super Women

story / Opinion / March 5, 2019

So a friend (thanks mate!), sent me a article aptly titled ‘Fight for your Right to be Useless’  by Pilita Clark. In a nutshell Clark, cleverly articulates why she harbours an urge to see an International Crap Women’s Day. You see, IWD has a habit of raising up those who are already propped. Those staunch, […]

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“I will miss the pure joy of the local children yelling ‘muzungu’ as I walk by, the friendly smiles of every stranger you pass, the incredible community at the clinic and network of friends I have created.”

Rosie Leake / Adventurer  /  Mind over Matter: Mbita Kenya - Hospital Ward

story / Guest Story / December 17, 2018

We hope that you have enjoyed Rosie’s adventures this year. We couldn’t be prouder of her for …well trying to actively make the world of some of the most unfortunate a better place! If I said that I hadn’t felt a little (very) guilty at not doing more whilst reading her stories this year, I’d […]

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