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A new report by the Property Male Champions of Change says a ‘boys’ club’ mentality and a lack of diversity in senior leadership, are preventing women from reaching executive leadership roles in the property industry.
Libby Lyons, Director of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, welcomes the report and sees it as a step in the right direction for the industry.
“I am confident that the journey towards gender equity in the property sector will gather momentum as this group harnesses the power of leadership, transparency and accountability to achieve better business outcomes across their industry,” said Ms Lyons.
The Property Male Champions of Change and EY surveyed over 3,800 employees in 18 property organisations and found that despite men and women in property having the same aspirations for leadership, women are less likely to progress from manager level to senior leadership in the property industry. Less than one in three leadership roles are currently held by women.
This research forms part of the Property Male Champions of Change’s inaugural report, Our Commitment, released by 21 of the most senior leaders in the property industry.
Read the full Our Commitment report.
Explore our data on gender equality in the property industry at data.wgea.gov.au