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.
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.
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.
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. View the video of our journey with Digby here.
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.