News release

Lucy Carter and Debra Dean: honoured in the 2021 Timewise Power List

Underlining JLL’s commitment to progressive part-time careers

March 25, 2021

Lucy Carter and Debra Dean, HR Directors, EMEA Capital Markets and Global Valuations Advisory at JLL have been included in the 2021 Power List: a roll call of 25 of the most successful senior-level executives in the UK, who achieve everything they do – whilst working part-time.

The Timewise Power List is compiled annually by Timewise a social consultancy, that aims to create a fairer flexible workplace for all, following a nationwide search.

The Timewise Power List challenges the belief part-time work cannot mean ambitious, highly successful, or senior. You can view it here.

The initiative also aims to inspire employers across the country with stellar examples of how flexible working can and should work – by providing trailblazing role models.

Co-founders Karen Mattison MBE and Emma Stewart MBE publish a fresh list annually, and have done since 2012, in order to ‘change the conversation to what’s possible’ when you work part -time.

This is the first year in which every single person on the list, has either been hired into their top job on a part-time basis, or has achieved a significant promotion since working part-time.

The initiative has the backing of EY, Diageo, Lloyds Banking Group and The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

Lucy and Debra said: "We are proud to recognised in the Time wise Power list.  JLL was open to our job-share arrangement right from the start, and have enabled us to thrive since joining last year."

Anne-Sophie Curet, Head of Human Resources EMEA at JLL, added: “At JLL we value flexibility and we are committed to support our people’s personal and professional ambitions. We are excited that Timewise recognises what Debra and Lucy are achieving in their careers while finding the balance that’s right for them by job sharing.”

Timewise co-founder and judge Karen Mattison MBE, who led the initiative from the start says: “For so long we have seen an apology before the term part-time: ‘I’m just part time’, ‘I’m only part-time’ and so on. 3 in 4 people in the UK now believe people who work part-time should be able to progress in their careers – without losing their flex. In the year that proved people can work differently – this is taking ‘different’ to the next level. Now it is time for employers to reflect this shift, in how they design and advertise jobs.”

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