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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Our Approach  |  Employee Resource Groups  |  Strategic Partnerships  |  Wild Lights  |  RAP


At Cushman & Wakefield, we believe that ‘life is what we make it’. That’s why we strive to make an impact with everything we do, all around the world. We believe that diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) is everyone’s responsibility and that each of us has a unique role to play – the impact starts with us.

Cushman & Wakefield is committed to building a diverse and engaged workforce and supporting an inclusive environment where our colleagues can do their best work. We believe that embracing new perspectives helps us solve problems, create opportunities and develop new ideas. Bringing together all our colleagues from across the globe of different cultures, backgrounds and experiences within Cushman & Wakefield is an important part of our identity.



Our diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) vision is to have the most diverse, equitable and inclusive commercial real estate company that continuously delivers impactful results for our colleagues, clients, partners and shareholders.


Our mission is to evolve our culture of inclusion and belonging through a nurturing environment of curiosity, continuous learning and growth. We strive to hire, develop and advance diverse talent throughout the organization. We believe that having a diverse and thriving workforce enables new perspectives, creativity, better risk management, and problem solving leading to superior results for our colleagues, client, partners and shareholders.

Global Approach & Strategic Priorities

At Cushman & Wakefield, we know it takes intentional commitment and accountability to achieve progress. We are focused on creating long-term sustainable change through a DEI strategy that addresses the systems, policies and key decision points that influence company culture. Our holistic global DEI strategy focuses on making a positive impact for our workforce, workplace and the marketplace.


Develop, nurture and empower our colleagues to do their best work, and recruit and retain historically underrepresented talent.


Develop a culture of equity, inclusion and belonging through increased leadership accountability, transparency and cross-cultural education.


Optimize the value we bring to clients through DEI with a robust supplier diversity offering, increased partnerships with women owned and historically underrepresented minority owned businesses and better support for DEI inclusion in client pursuits.

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

Diversity Inclusion Network
Diversity & Inclusion Network

Cushman & Wakefield’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Network was relaunched in 2018. This network combines the work of our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and serves to represent different community groups from around Australia.
LGBTQ+ Integrated Network - Australia and New Zealand Chapter
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 more about our global UNITY ERG.
Women's Integrated Network Melbourne
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.
Military & Veterans Program
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.
Leading with Awareness and Education for Disability
LEAD – Leading with Awareness and Education for Disability

LEAD’s vision is to play a progressive role in defining and furthering an inclusive workplace for those who are affected by disabilities, learning differences, special needs, or neurodiversity, whether for themselves or a child, relative, or friend, through sharing advice and building awareness, community involvement and support and becoming an inclusive employer in the marketplace.
Indigenious Engagement
Indigenous Engagement

Cushman & Wakefield’s indigenous engagement ERG aims to Close the Gap and create equal opportunities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. This ERG partners with the business to influence policy, create and drive recruitment and career development programs and engage Indigenous community groups. Our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) has been officially endorsed and is being rolled out for the years 2023-2025. Please click to find how we plan to continue to strengthen our commitment to reconciliation and foster meaningful relationships with Indigenous communities.


An important component of Cushman & Wakefield’s global DEI strategy is leveraging industry partnerships to deepen our ability to address needs across multiple dimensions of diversity including, gender, race/ethnicity, LGBTQ+, disability, veterans and social mobility.

Our DEI external partners are reputable, best-in-class organizations with DEI subject matter expertise and align to colleague engagement and development, candidate sourcing and recruitment, client engagement, thought leadership and branding and visibility.

JobSupport Australia
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.

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.


Celebrating International Day of People with Disability

At Cushman & Wakefield, we are committed to building a diverse and engaged workforce and supporting an inclusive culture where our colleagues can do their best work. As a global leader in the commercial real estate services industry, we shape diverse communities and create inclusive built environments for our clients. That is why we are particularly proud to celebrate International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD).

IDPwD’s purpose is to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. More personally, it is a day when each of us can pause and reflect on the individual and collective roles we can play in identifying and addressing discrimination, marginalization, exclusion and inaccessibility that many people with disabilities face.

Our Leading with Education and Awareness of Disabilities (LEAD) Employee Resource Group (ERG) is one way we bring our inclusive culture to life. LEAD’s mission is to cultivate a work environment that erases the barriers holding back people affected by disabilities. We are proud to showcase the impact our teams make in disability inclusion Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas.


International Day of People with a Disability

An & Bryan, Philippines

An and Bryan make an impact and support our clients and teams, in our Portfolio Services Center in Manila.

International Day of People with a Disability

Fair Shot Café, U.K

We provided probono leasing services to support employees with disability in London

International Day of People with a Disability

Team Poland Charity Walk, Poland

Our team joined forces in a charity event to support and raise funds for neurodiverse youth in Warsaw.

View more about how we’re making an impact around the world by clicking here.

Cushman & Wakefield proudly champions inclusion across our offices and client sites. We support employees and candidates of all abilities to engage in meaningful, rewarding employment and reach their maximum potential. Our LEAD Employee Resource Group (Leading with Education and Awareness of Disability) is working hand-in-hand with our People team to foster an inclusive experience for candidates with disability.
If you or a loved one are living with disability and are interested in exploring a career with Cushman & Wakefield, please follow the link below to get in touch with our local People team.


For the second year in a row, Cushman & Wakefield is proudly partnering with Taronga Zoo, as the Access & Inclusion partner for Wild Lights, as part of the Vivid Sydney festival.

With a strong focus on caring for Country and driving change, this year's Wild Lights will debut a variety of new breathtaking lanterns that showcase some of the country's most iconic species and the landscapes they call home. This theme ties in with Cushman & Wakefield’s brand positioning around making an impact for the communities and environment that we live, work and play in.  

Access & Inclusion at Wild Lights 2023 Access & Inclusion at Wild Lights 2023
Wild Lights

Wild Lights

Wild Lights

Wild Lights

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