500 Women in Property is an initiative of the Property Council’s Diversity and Inclusion Committees throughout Australia.
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. The program aims to accelerate more women into leadership positions in the property industry through sponsorship of high potential talent.
Our aspiration target in 2016 was to sponsor 100 Women in Property 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 and consequently, the initiative was re-branded to 500 Women in Property, with over 2,500 women participating in the program nationally since its launch.
We would like to thank and acknowledge The GPT Group for being the foundation National Program Sponsors and MinterEllison our Host Sponsors for supporting the extraordinary growth of the program over the last six years.
In 2022, 500 Women in Property will be back with new inclusions to support participants and their sponsors.
Capacity for 2022 will be 500 participants (and their sponsors). A selection process will be in place should more nominations be received than places available.
What is the difference between a sponsorship program and a mentoring program?
The success of the program relies on the personal commitment of the program’s sponsor champions, but it also depends on participants, to actively engage in the opportunities on offer to you.
Mentors and sponsors serve different purposes, but their end goal is the same; to support you in achieving your goals. Sponsors are people who will advocate for you in the workplace, champion your skills and success and help to build your network and profile.
Playing a slightly different role, a mentor is a source of guidance and advice. Both are important in maximising career growth, but sponsors act where mentors usually advise.
Key Program Inclusions for 2022
KEY NOMINATION DATES FOR THE 2022 PROGRAM
Nominations opened 10:00am AEDT Monday 31 January 2022
Nominations closed at 5:00pm AWST on Friday 11 February 2022
Nominees advised of outcome by COB Friday 4 March 2022
Program launches on Tuesday 8 March 2022
A non-refundable application fee of $150.00 is payable for all successful participants in the 2022 program. This fee will partially offset the administrative cost of running the program and is to be paid in full prior to the official program launch event. Successful applicants will be provided a direct link for payment once application announcements have been made. The application fee is not applicable to sponsors.
If you have an additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate in reaching out to our Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Chloe Philp at firstname.lastname@example.org