The Champions of Change Coalition - Property Group was established in 2015 and today includes 22 members who lead some 35,000 employees, in 9 jurisdictions.
2020 marks 10 years since 8 Australian business leaders came together to form the Male Champions of Change to step up and take action on gender equality. The name change in 2020 from Male Champions of Change to Champions of Change Coalition is a milestone that reflects the growth and natural evolution of the groups work.
The Property Group is convened by business leader Carol Schwartz AO, former Property Council National President, and brings together senior leaders across the industry's development and construction, investment, funds management and agency sectors to take action to improve gender equality in the industry. Men stepping up beside women on gender diversity and inclusion is at the heart of the Coalitions strategy. Members work within and across their organisations to drive greater gender equality in the property industry and increase the number of women in leadership roles.
The Property Group meet quarterly to discuss progress advancing their Action Plans and share insights and challenges in accelerating change. The formation of the Property Group builds on our diversity and inclusion programs and is a public commitment by the Champions to use their individual and collective leadership to advance women's leadership and gender equality across the industry.
The group's foundation actions include leading on gender reporting in the property sector, normalising flexibility and caring, growing the talent pool, closing the gender pay gap and building an inclusive industry.
For further information on the Champions of Change strategy, visit championsofchangecoalition.org/