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Diversity and Inclusion

At the very heart of Cushman & Wakefield lies an unrelenting commitment to creating an inclusive culture that not only benefits employees but creates a positive community impact whilst championing industry change and celebrating the diversity of our people, our business and our clients.

Through our access and inclusion partnerships with Vivid Sydney, Open House Melbourne, the Brisbane Festival, as well as partnerships with the Property Council of Australia, JobSupport and local artist Digby Webster, we are proudly leading and encouraging our peers in the property industry to champion workplaces that provide opportunity to employees for all walks of life, regardless of ability, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity and personal circumstance.

Cushman & Wakefield also embraces diversity within practices such as recruitment, procurement and professional development opportunities by ensuring equal opportunities for all employees. These initiatives, as well as our partnerships enable Cushman & Wakefield to attract and provide professional development for talent with an appetite to work in an organisation that values the depth of knowledge, expertise and productivity stemming from a diverse workforce.



Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives

The Property Council of Australia (PCA) – Diversity Partnership

In 2019, Cushman & Wakefield became the primary diversity partner for the Property Council of Australia NSW. This partnership positions Cushman & Wakefield as a leader in diversity by placing our people, our clients and our brand at the centre of conversation around inclusion in the property industry. 

Diversity & Inclusion Network

Cushman & Wakefield’s  Diversity & Inclusion Network was relaunched in 2018 as a 40+ strong team of committee members who drive initiatives across 6 sub-committees that reflect a broad range of communities in Australia - LGBTI+ Network, Indigenous Engagement, Gender Diversity, Life and Family, Multicultural Values and Disability Support.

JobSupport Australia

We partner with JobSupport Australia to provide meaningful employment opportunities to candidates with intellectual disabilities. With seven JobSupport placements in corporate offices and client offices thus far, we're proud ambassadors of this initaitve as we continue to develop an inclusive workforce across the business.

UNITY - LGBTQ+ Integrated Network - Australia and New Zealand Chapter
The mission of UNITY is to increase visibility and provide an open-minded support system for conducting business and addressing the personal requirements of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) employees in Australia and New Zealand, and allies within the community. Read about UNITY.

Women's Integrated Network Melbourne (WIN)

The Women’s Integrated Network (WIN Melbourne) was designed to accelerate the advancement of women working at Cushman & Wakefield by creating a real connection between employees across all areas of the organisation. WIN Melbourne consists of almost 350 members comprising of all female employees in Victoria, as well as male allies and supporters.

Vivid Sydney Access and Inclusion Partnership - Tumbalong Lights playSPACE

Commencing in 2017 and growing larger with each festival, Cushman & Wakefield’s Access & Inclusion partnership with Vivid Sydney has transformed from the provision of accessible infrastructure and tours for community groups, to building Australia’s largest inclusive playground in the heart of Darling Harbour during the 23 night-long festival, in it’s 10th year. The playSPACE attracted over 211,000 visitors and has become a mainstay for Vivid Sydney's annual program. Read more about Tumbalong Lights 2019 here External Link.

Working with Artists with a Disability

Since 2017, Cushman & Wakefield has worked alongside Sydney based artist Digby Webster to create artwork for the offices, client and staff gifts and branding for our Diversity & Inclusion Network, as well as Tumbalong Lights. 

Open House Melbourne Access and Inclusion Partnership 2019

Cushman & Wakefield partnered with Open House Melbourne (OHM) to create an accessible and inclusive experience, stemming from the success of Tumbalong Lights at Vivid Sydney and a desire to create inclusive experiences within the built environment. As the Access and Inclusion partner, Cushman & Wakefield provided 35 volunteers for the Urban Tactility program at the Immigration Museum, as part of the Open House Melbourne Program.

Brisbane Festival Access and Inclusion Partnership 2019

For the second year, Cushman & Wakefield partnered with Brisbane Festival as the Access and Inclusion partner for 2019. We played an integral role in providing accessible performances as part of the 2019 Brisbane Festival Programme, with 8 performances that included Auslan sign language interpretations as an outcome of the partnership. The partnership also allowed the expansion of the accessible viewing platform at Brisbane Festival’s most popular free event ‘Symphony For Me’ at Riverstage.  

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