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Balance for Better: Celebrating Women's History Month with the Perspectives of Colliers Women

Author: Mary Chan

Having a diversified workplace goes beyond classifying people into groups or creating the perfect gender ratio. It brings creativity and different perspectives to the table. Within our organization, fostering creativity and offering a different range of perspectives and ideas has been beneficial to our growth. It has given us a unique advantage – which is rare in the commercial real estate (CRE) industry.

Only 9% of women hold a leadership position in the CRE industry – see this Forbes Real Estate Council article . However, within our organization, most of our leadership team is composed of women with diversified backgrounds. We value the expertise and perspectives of our many female  brokerage professionals and sales support  staff and  we are proud to empower other women who are on the leadership path by way of a mentorship program.

In honor of the last day of  Women's History Month (March), we have asked selected women from our organization to provide us with their insights - our goal is to inform the present and inspire the future.



What makes you passionate about commercial real estate?



Read more about Summer's path to commercial real estate here.






What advice would you give to your younger-self?