Is a senior commitment to gender balance being felt on the ground and what more needs to be done?
Survey of 844 employees, 52 employers, and interviews with 7 CEOs across the UK real estate industry
85% of employees say action on gender balance is important to their job satisfaction
Significant senior leader sponsorship, greater availability of flexible working programmes and enhanced policies and initiatives across the industry since 2017.
Despite a 3% increase of female representation at board level, the proportion of women at senior levels within organisations has not improved since 2017.
While real estate has been making important strides in improving gender balance, the pace of progress doesn’t always match the huge level of effort. With our survey highlighting widespread employee frustration with the pace of change, a rethink is needed. Experience shows that the surest way to accelerate progress is to treat diversity like any other urgent strategic priority and embed it into the business fundamentals at all levels of the organisation.