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.
In march 2021 a steering Committee was established to guide governance, the agenda, membership and performance criteria. The Steering Committee is led by Bob Johnston, a founding member of the Property Champions of Change who has worked to progress critical areas of focus over the last six years including normalising flexible work and addressing everyday sexism.
The Champions of Change Property Group pays tribute to the founding Convenor, Carol Schwartz AO, who stepped down from the role after six years in March 2021.
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/