BentallGreenOak is pledging to elevate women into at least 30 per cent of its leadership roles within the near term. The initiative is one of five action steps that the property and real estate investment management company has embraced as part of its newly announced alignment with the Paradigm for Parity movement.
In joining the a coalition of United States business leaders pushing for increased female representation in executive level ranks and on boards of directors, BentallGreenOak has also committed to:
- Eliminate or minimize unconscious bias in the workplace;
- Measure targets and provide regular progress reports;
- Base career progress on business results and performance, rather than physical presence in the office; and
- Provide sponsors, not just mentors, for women well positioned for long term success.
“We look forward to learning from the coalition of companies that have joined this movement to create pathways towards gender-balanced leadership teams that will be poised to deliver stronger, more well-informed decisions on behalf of our clients,” says Amy Price, president of BentallGreenOak.
“With the Paradigm for Parity toolkit and our 5-point action plan, companies like BGO are able to accelerate the advancement of women of all races, cultures and backgrounds into leadership positions,” asserts Sandra Quince, chief executive officer of the not-for-profit organization.
The move complements BentallGreenOak’s involvement with Canada’s CREED Council to promote equity and diversity within the commercial real estate sector.