Company: Cushman and Wakefield
Cushman and Wakefield is a global leader in the commercial real estate industry with 52,000 employees in over 400 offices and nearly 60 countries. The company was founded in 1917 as a small family business based in New York providing property management and real estate services.
Given that Cushman and Wakefield believe that “life is what we make it,” the company strives to make an impact. Their values include inclusivity, drive, collaboration and insightfulness. Cushman and Wakefield ensure that inclusivity goes into everyday action. Through collaboration, the company’s global network can spur innovation. With over 100 years of experience, the company has a history of digging deeper for more ideas, insights and opportunities for innovation.
Cushman and Wakefield is committed to ensuring that the diversity in the company reflects the world as well as attracting, retaining and advancing diverse talent within the organization. The company works to equip employees with the necessary experience, education and resources to support their learning and development.
Cushman & Wakefield is remarkably ahead of their industry peers in gender diversity, as 40% of their global workforce are women. As of 2022, 44% of their Board of Directors are women, 41% of their global executive team are women and 33% of their senior management are women. Representation of women in their Global Executive Leadership Team increased from 7% in 2018 to 47% by 2023. On July 1, 2023, Michelle MacKay became Cushman and Wakefield’s CEO and the first female CEO of a global commercial real estate firm. Her appointment increased representation of women on the Board from 40% in 2018 to 44% in 2023.