This includes establishing and funding the Property Male Champions of Change who are working to achieve a significant and sustainable increase in the number of women in senior leadership positions in the property industry. The initiative builds on the transformational work achieved by the founding Male Champions of Change group, established in April 2010 by Elizabeth Broderick, the Sex Discrimination Commissioner of the Australian Human Rights Commission.
The Property Council has also formed Women in Property and Diversity Committees across Australia and their work includes conducting female mentoring programs, research initiatives, new event formats and professional development initiatives.
The Property Council is targeting a 40% attendance rate of women at 2019's Property Congress.
The 500 Women in Property program involves a personal commitment from Property Council members to champion women in their organisation or business sphere, who they believe would benefit from further networking and professional development opportunities.
The 500 Women in Property program runs from March to December. Click here for more information on the 2018 and to see the 2018 sponsors and participants.
Future Directions Members
Property Council members who are 35 years and under at the time of the scheduled event, have the opportunity to attend The Property Congress for a discounted rate.
In 2018 a record 25% of future leaders were in attendance, the Property Council will continue to target its young leaders and maintain the 25% attendance rate at 2019’s event.