Johannesburg, 10 October 2022 – The lack of women leaders in real estate may remain a challenge across the industry and a hot topic of discussion, but at Redefine, we are bucking the trend as we make significant strides in diversifying our workforce and driving equality. Our commitment to change is leading to significant progress, providing a decided edge for our business.
The major advances we have made in recent years were recognised at the recent 10th Gender Mainstreaming Awards, held at Gallagher Estate outside Johannesburg.
This was the first time we had been nominated and we are extremely pleased to have achieved third place for Gender Reporting of JSE-Listed Companies. The Awards celebrate and reward those who are actively accelerating equality in the workplace and also highlight the positive impact of gender mainstreaming in Africa.
Redefine’s Board level transformation stands out for its gender diversity and inclusivity, with many recent appointments, including that of the company secretary, the audit committee and across the Board, reflecting our values and commitment to transformation and gender equality in the workplace.
“This is a significant milestone for us as it highlights that the path we have embarked on to drive change and manage spaces in a way that changes lives is the right one. Our diversity and inclusion and being recognised for the strides we are making is very pleasing and lays a firm foundation for us to build on well into the future,” says Redefine Chairperson, Sipho Pityana.
“Our purpose is to create and manage spaces in a way that changes lives and we are entrenching this approach into everything we do. We have embedded diversity into our culture to stimulate diversity of thought,” says Redefine CEO Andrew Konig.
“We also have refreshed our engagement strategy for each stakeholder with an eye on being totally focused on inclusivity,” he concludes.