500 Women in Property is an initiative of the Property Council’s Diversity Committees throughout Australia and is a sponsorship program. It involves a personal commitment from Property Council Members (women and men) to identify and champion women in their organisation or business sphere, who they believe would benefit from further networking and professional development opportunities.

Our aspiration target when we launched the initiative in 2016 was for 100 Women in Property to be sponsored in the program each year to achieve a significant and sustainable increase in the number of women in senior leadership positions in the property industry and a pipeline of future leaders. The response to the program has been overwhelming. In our first year, 260 women participants and 260 sponsors participated in the program. The following year the cohort grew to 500 participants and 500 sponsors. Consequently, the initiative was rebranded to 500 Women in Property.

The ongoing success of the program relies on the personal commitment of the sponsors as well as the participants to actively engage in the opportunities on offer.

With the changing situation around Covid-19 we made the decision in March 2020 to extend the program for the 2020 cohort by a year. This allows Participants and Sponsors the opportunity to attend networking events and Committee meetings in 2021. 

Nominations for the next 500 Women in Property intake will open in 2022.

If you have an additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate in reaching out to our Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Chloe Philp at 500womeninproperty@propertycouncil.com.au