CHICAGO - Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK), a leading global real estate services firm, was named a Top Workplace: Resiliency Edition by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
Cushman & Wakefield’s strong commitment to supporting and working with women-owned businesses throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the ongoing challenges that the world faced throughout 2020 and 2021, led to this prestigious honor.
“We’re pleased to be recognized by our partner WBENC for our supplier diversity efforts and commitment to women-owned businesses,” said Nadine Augusta, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer. “Over the past year we have made significant strides to expand our supplier diversity program and to support economic development and greater equity and inclusion in the communities we serve. Implementing supplier diversity as a business strategy directly impacts our bottom line and aligns with our corporate social responsibility commitments.”
Cushman & Wakefield was honored during the 2022 WBENC National Conference June 7 – 9, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Earlier this year, Cushman & Wakefield was named a 2022 Bronze Top Global Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Champion by WeConnect International for being committed to global supplier diversity and inclusion, and expanding inclusive spend, policies and procedures.
In 2021, Cushman & Wakefield increased spending towards diverse suppliers by more than 30%, spending over $580 million with 3,185 diverse suppliers in North America. Learn more about the firm’s Supplier Diversity Program.
WBENC is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs) to provide its world-class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country. WBENC is also the nation's leading advocate of women-owned businesses and entrepreneurs, supported by more than 450 Corporate Members, most of which are in the Fortune 500. Throughout the year, WBENC provides business development opportunities for member corporations, government agencies and more than 18,000 certified women-owned businesses at events and other forums. Learn more at www.wbenc.org