Gender Diversity

PCA Male Champions of Change

James Patterson, Chief Executive Australia and New Zealand has committed to driving greater gender equality in the property industry and increasing the number of women in leadership roles. He is a member of the PCA's Male Champions of Chnage program which seeks to drive gender equality in the property industry and increase the number of women in leadership roles. James leads the "Break the Boys" Club committee and is a signatory to the recent Closing the Gender Pay Gap" report.

James has led the way in not only making equal pay for equal work a pronounced and purposeful case within the organisation, but has also taken measurable action in making it a meaningful reality. 

At Cushman & Wakefield in Australia is committed to gender diversity and by 2020 are targeting:

  • 40% female representation on our advisory board and at an executive level (up from 20% currently)
  • 40% female representation across our Senior Manager cohort (up from 23%)

Property Council’s 100 Women in Property

We are delighted that 35 of our Cushman & Wakefield team members have been selected to participate in the Property Council of Australia’s 100 Women in program. This represents more than 50% increase from last year and includes representatives from Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Adelaide.  The program involves a personal commitment from senior leadership within Cushman & Wakefield to sponsor women in our organisation who they believe would benefit from further networking and professional development opportunities. Together with the Property Council, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive industry. For further details on this great initiative, click here.

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International Women’s Day

In line with the global theme of #beboldforchange we are absolutely delighted to be partnering with leading Indigenous women in the business and sporting worlds to be keynote speakers at our Cushman & Wakefield events in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra.

Our thanks and appreciation go to the four amazing women who joined Cushman & Wakefield’s events as speakers – Tanya Hosch -  General Manager of Inclusion & Social Policy Australian Football League, Karen Mundine – Deputy CEO at Reconciliation Australia, Marcia Ella-Duncan OAM – Project Officer & Community Advocate and Leesa Watego – Vice President Queensland Indigenous Chamber of Commerce.

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Membership of Diversity Council Australia

As part of Cushman & Wakefield’s drive to enhance our diversity agenda and attract staff to our business, we are proud to have partnered with the Diversity Council of Australia. Diversity Council Australia is an independent, not-for-profit workplace diversity advisor to Australian businesses. The council provides exclusive access to services that enhance your diversity capability.

Our partnership with the Diversity Council of Australia allows Cushman & Wakefield to draw on industry best practice, develop and contribute to new initiatives and continue to welcome a diverse workplace.


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