Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives
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.
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.
WIN - Women's Integrated Network Melbourne
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.
MVP – Military & Veterans Program.
The mission of MVP is to enhance the human talent at Cushman &Wakefield by embracing and leveraging the skills and experience of Military veterans and their partners. We aim to increase the number of employment opportunities and potential careers for Military veterans and their partners across Australia and New Zealand.
Access and Inclusion Partnership – Wild Lights at Taronga Zoo
Cushman & Wakefield is the inaugural access and inclusion partner for Wild Lights at Taronga Zoo, a location of the Vivid Sydney festival. In 2022, we partnered with Taronga Zoo to add to the inclusivity of the event for visitors of all abilities. Through this inaugural Access and Inclusion partnership, we envisioned building an inclusive playground where everyone matters—that regardless of their level of ability, everyone can play, participate, and belong
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.
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 initiative as we continue to develop an inclusive workforce across the business.
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.