In 2015 the Property Council of Australia established the Property Male Champions of Change (PMCC) withthe aimtodrive gender equality across the property industry and ultimately increase the number of women in leadership roles.
The PMCC is committed to achieving a significant and sustainable increase in the number of women in senior leadership positions in the property industry, to work together and to lead with visible action.
The PMCC is convened by business leader Carol Schwartz AM, a former Property Council National President, and brings together senior leaders across the industry's development and construction, investment, funds management and agency sectors.
A report from EY and the Property Council of Australia, titled Grow The Talent Pool, states the following;
"While there is still much work to be done to achieve gender equality across the industry, substantial structural improvements have been made throughout the industry as corporate policies and workplace cultures evolve.
"Leaders have stepped up and are leading tangible change in their organisations.
"Companies are now more accepting and supporting of employees who require flexible working arrangements or who have caring responsibilities outside of the workplace.
"Indeed, flexibility is being used as a recruitment tool.
"People's perceptions of the industry's diversity and inclusiveness have also improved, and more people are aware of the gender pay gap."
It's an industry that has historically been male dominated and yet across the bay in particular, the real estate profession is fast becoming synonymous with successful women.
Female property professionals across property sales and property management are reaping the rewards of their hard work, with many agencies owned or managed by women.
Here we talk to the ladies that are enjoying success in real estate and explore what's driving the property landscape across Port Stephens.