Place Design Group Balance For Better

Having recently announced Beth Toon as Chief Executive Officer, Place Design Group’s approach to diversity and equal opportunity in the workplace reflects the commitment of a company leading the way to #BalanceForBetter, this year’s International Women’s Day theme.

As the recipient of two Women in Leadership awards in 2017 (Women’s Agenda Leadership Award and UDIA QLD and Frasers Property – Women in Leadership Award), Mrs Toon’s business acumen and approach reflects Place Design Group’s culture committed to supporting women in leadership and management roles.

“In my role as CEO, I am committed to continuing our focus on diversity in the workplace. We have three female members on our 9-member board, which I’m proud to say aligns with the 30 percent target recommendation of the Australian Institute of Company Directors,” Mrs Toon said.

With a cross-country, cross-cultural workforce, Place Design Group recognise the value of diversity in the workplace holistically.

“We are dedicated to employing those of different age, gender, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, religious belief and skill. It is this inclusiveness across our projects, our business and in relations to industry partnerships that encourage diverse perspectives and ideas that transcend into our work,” Mrs Toon says.

Recently been announced as a finalist in the Property Council of Australia Diversity Awards, Place Design Group is one of three finalists in the Award for Diversity <250 Employees.  This category recognises and promotes the positive contribution made by organisations that demonstrate holistic and long-term commitment to diversity within the property industry.

“We’re thrilled for Place Design Group to be a finalist in these awards, as we feel it strongly reflects our commitment to diversity and equal opportunity in the workplace,” Mrs Toon said.

The Property Council of Australia award winners will be announced at the 2019 Property Council of Australia/Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation & Excellence Awards Gala Dinner in Sydney on Friday 17 May, 2019.

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