Frankfurt, 28th March 2019 – For Girls’ Day 2019, property consultancy Cushman & Wakefield is offering 14 girls in school years 5 to 10 (ages 11-16) the chance to have a look around its Frankfurt offices. The company is taking part in this day of action in order to spark girls’ interest in the property business and introduce them to a range of areas and job profiles in the industry.
Girls’ Day takes place once a year and is intended to offer schoolgirls from age 11 the chance to get to know various professions which, to date, have been majority male domains. Across Germany, numerous companies, universities, and other organisations open their doors to girls and offer them information about acdemic and vocational qualifications in areas such as IT, trades, sciences, and technology.
“We are looking forward to being visited by the girls and hope they have a lot of fun getting to know both our company and the property industry more broadly,” says Yvo Postleb, Head of Germany at Cushman & Wakefield. “For us, it is a matter of great importance to get more young women enthusiastic about the exciting property market – and to get them interested in our company.”
Options for balancing family and professional commitments are becoming an increasingly important factor in the career choices many young women and men are making. “As a company, we set great store by helping parents
to bring together the demands of having children with the ability to progress in their careers,” adds Postleb. “Having said that, this isn’t an issue for women alone – and hasn’t been for quite some time. We are seeing increasing numbers of men opting to raise children or care for family members, and so it is our goal to help our employees as much as possible when it comes to taking on responsibility for their families. Doing so is a contribution to increasing diversity in the workplace.”
“In order to help young families balance everyday working patterns and family life as easily as possible, we offer parents a range of models,” adds Jan-Oliver Dahl, Head of Human Resources at Cushman & Wakefield. “They can opt for flexible part-time schedules, for instance, or work from home. This approach allows us to offer everyone at the company custom solutions in order to help them find the best possible outcome.”