Recognizing 50 Years of Progress and Challenge

June 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots—three days of demonstrations in Greenwich Village, New York City, and a major turning point in the modern gay rights movement. In recognition of half a century’s progress and challenges, NYC is hosting a World Pride celebration during the month of June.

Cushman & Wakefield is recognizing this important moment in history too—in honor of Pride Month 2019, we crafted a timeline of significant gay rights milestones from the last 50 years in North America. The interactive timeline also includes information on Cushman & Wakefield’s involvement, such as the launch of UNITY, our Employee Resource Group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning + Allies (LGBTQ+) colleagues. In addition, we are proud to have recently received the 2019 Corporate Equality Index distinction of Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality, earning a 100% score by meeting all criteria set forth by Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s benchmarking tool.

We work hard to develop and empower a culture that unleashes what’s possible in every person we hire. Our people are at the center of everything we do and we are working hard to ensure we are the industry employer of choice for LGBTQ+ employees. Meet a few of our people below as they share their thoughts in recognition of Pride Month.


Through the month of March, we will be featuring a handful of our people and their stories. Make sure to check back to meet more of our leaders and hear how they #CWBalanceforBetter.


Alison Beddard
“One size does not fit all” and there are many ways to improve the status quo daily. The most progressive and successful global companies are realizing the untapped potential of “balance for the better,” every day. Read more


Revathi Greenwood
“There are real benefits to bringing diverse thinking to leadership roles in companies. Today, Cushman & Wakefield has more women in senior and leadership roles than ever before, leading divisions, practice groups, regions and more.” Read more


Susan Au
“These leaders provide our current and new female (and male) talent an understanding of the various paths one can take to progress at Cushman & Wakefield, and by seeing them in these roles, employees can envision themselves advancing to significant leadership positions within our company.” Read more


Mimie Lau, Xiaoduan Zhang & Vicky Shen
“It’s been so refreshing to witness the industry evolve into such a diverse and inclusive place - welcoming and advocating for more talented women to take the lead in management and leadership positions.” Read more


Wanda Riley
“It won’t be long a before a majority-female management team is viewed as less of a feat and more as a given. We’ll get there faster by supporting each other.” Read more


Allison Marsales
“Progressive, smart, approachable, integrity, sense of pride and belonging – these are the key terms I use to define our culture and identity at Cushman & Wakefield.” Read more

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Terri-lynn Mitchell
“Women bring immense value – and our clients see that value in the different perspectives that our diverse teams bring to their businesses.” Read more


Queeny So, Casper Pu & Amber Lian
“For women, I think courage is the most important thing, no matter what the situation, you should courageously express yourself, courageously fight for yourself, and courageously pursue what you want.” Read more


Angela D' Aguanno
“Across the organization, we have seen our WIN members take action to empower our people and create a more dynamic and collaborative workplace.” Read more

Cushman & Wakefield Honors Where We’ve Been and What’s Next


Celebrating women & our achievements around the globe.


Cushman & Wakefield strives to create an energetic mix of people who offer fresh perspectives that drive innovation and competitive advantage. UNITY is a building block of an inclusive culture in which everyone feels respected and is encouraged to bring their unique contributions to work. UNITY’s mission 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+) and allies community.

Through a focus on talent, culture and supportive processes, Cushman & Wakefield becomes experienced internally and known externally as diverse, respectful and inclusive—a place where people want to work. Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGS) are critical to achieving this goal and foster diverse and inclusive workplaces aligned with our organization’s values, objectives and business practices.

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