Last week, Glad Group was a proud sponsor of the Property Council of Australia’s Girls in Property Week endorsed by the NSW Department of Education. Our National Marketing and Communications Manager, Ivana Iloski, had the pleasure of hosting a table for nine Year 10 girls at the annual Women in Property Lunch on 19 May at the Westin, Sydney. The lunch was attended by 950 people who enjoyed the inspiring speech by special guest speaker, Catherine Ball, and a panel of the property industry’s leaders. They spoke about the challenges that the industry faces related to career stereotypes and attracting women in senior roles, the initiatives being taken to overcome these challenges and the opportunities for women in the industry.
The lunch was a perfect round up to the “Girls in Property Week” initiative that saw 120 students from Cheltenham, Mackellar, Riverside and Asquith Girls High Schools being introduced to the property industry. Over the course of three days, the girls had the opportunity to visit some of the offices of the industry’s leaders and have an in depth overview of their operations and the importance of the industry to the economy.
“Girls in Property Week is an initiative of the Property Council of Australia’s NSW Diversity Committee and will run from 15th – 19th May, 2017 as a pilot program. The week aims to raise awareness and encourage greater female participation in the property industry, introduce the career options available in the industry to the participants and help high school aged girls make informed choices about their future career. It is hoped that this initiative assists more young women consider and choose to work in the property industry, helping to create a sustainable pipeline of talent for the growing industry.” – Source: Property Council of Australia.