Share: Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn I recommend visiting cushmanwakefield.com to read:%0A%0A {0} %0A%0A {1}

Dane Hites receives the 2019 Human Rights Campaign Chicago’s Corporate Champion for Equality Award

10/7/2019
Cushman & Wakefield is honored to announce Dane Hites as the 2019 recipient of the Human Rights Campaign Chicago Corporate Champion for Equality Award.

Congratulations Dane Hites

This is the first time the Human Rights Campaign has given such an award. Dane engages across all departments, regions and management levels to ensure Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) initiatives foster a diverse workplace that reflects our clients, creates more opportunities for innovation and helps us better understand markets on local and global levels.

Dane, Technology Solutions Analyst, Global Technology Solutions, is a founding member and Secretary of UNITY, an employee resource group (ERG) for LGBTQ+ employees, which launched nationally in 2018 and now has multiple chapters across the U.S. and Canada. Dane helped launch the Chicago chapter with a Valentine’s Day “I Love That” event, which attracted more than 500 employees and educated them on the importance of UNITY and all of our ERGs, fostering improved collaboration and learning opportunities for growth within the Chicago market.

Dane was critical in strengthening employee and management training around LGBTQ+ diversity in the workplace. He implemented preferred gender pronouns in corporate email signatures across our global platform, making Cushman & Wakefield one of the first firms to do so in the commercial real estate industry. He partnered with HR to add self-identification options to onboarding materials and created data sets around our LGBTQ+ employee base, which has driven new initiatives and efforts to better support those who identify as LGBTQ+. These efforts earned Cushman & Wakefield recognition as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality and a perfect score of 100 on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index, a proud accomplishment in the firm’s first year applying. This year, UNITY will launch an ally playbook with additional materials and programming to strengthen all employees’ commitment to inclusion.

Dane ties the work he’s doing within Cushman & Wakefield to the broader community. He partners with other LGBTQ+ organizations, attends talent and acquisition events as a UNITY representative, participates in the Out and Equal Conference, and serves as an ally and champion of transgender rights. To celebrate Pride Month, Dane curated content for a UNITY-dedicated webpage with an interactive timeline of key events in LGBTQ+ history as well as blog posts and links to the firm’s social channels. He also organized Chicago UNITY’s inaugural participation in the 2019 Pride Parade and was the team “cheer squad captain” for Proud to Run 2019.

Related Insights

Matt Schendle
Article • Office

DALLAS - Matt Schendle Broker of the Year

Matt Schendle, Executive Managing Director and leader of the Office Agency Leasing practice in Dallas, has been named the Broker of the Year by D CEO Magazine, an annual award which honors a leading local executive.
Savannah Durban • 5/10/2021
CONNECT Media Top Brokers
Article • Insights

GREATER LOS ANGELES - Connect Media Top Brokers CA

Cushman & Wakefield is pleased to congratulate all our multi-winners recently honored by CONNECT Media as Top Brokers in California.
Joshua Deale • 4/19/2021
SFBT Deals of the Year
Article • Insights

SAN FRANCISCO - SFBT Deal of the Year Awards

Cushman & Wakefield was the recipient and/or involved in several prestigious awards that were presented by the San Francisco Business Times at its 2021 “virtual” Real Estate Deals of the Year Awards on April 1.

Joshua Deale • 4/13/2021

Ready to talk?

Our professionals are ready to provide further details on this and many other topics.

Cushman & Wakefield uses cookies to analyze traffic and offer our customers the best experience on this website. Close this dialog to confirm your consent, or visit this page to learn more:
Cookie Notice

MORE OPTIONS
Agree and Close
These cookies ensure that our website performs as expected,for example website traffic load is balanced across our servers to prevent our website from crashing during particularly high usage.
These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced features. These cookies do not gather any information about you that could be used for advertising or remember where you have been on the internet.
These cookies allow us to work with our marketing partners to understand which ads or links you have clicked on before arriving on our website or to help us make our advertising more relevant to you.
AGREE ALL
REJECT ALL
SAVE SETTINGS