Glad Group has always been an advocate for supporting women in the property industry, after all one of the company’s founders is a woman.
In this tradition the company has always been a true supporter of woman progressing in business. Right now we have eleven women holding key managerial positions, influencing the future of Glad Group.
Some of our longest servicing Client Services Managers are also women. Together Rose Boonyatulanon and Sonia Olivera have over 30 years’ experience with Glad Group – an amazing achievement that was celebrated at the recent Property Council’s Annual Women in Property Lunch.
Held at the ICC Sydney on June 20, this year broke attendance records with over 1,600 guests coming together to celebrate not just women in property but diversity, inclusiveness, and how we can make better in the workplace.
Hosted by Madga Szubanski AO, one of the key messages that resonated with guests was that “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”. At Glad we are a family, we work together to make a difference for all employees and our clients – and they stay with us.
We recently spoke with Rose and Sonia to see what changes they have seen for women in property over their successful careers.
“I have been in the property industry since 1994, over that time much has changed. When I first started it was very male dominated. Today I’m blessed to work with many women in management roles, overseeing the day to day management of some of Sydney’s most prestigious commercial buildings. For me I feel like the communication is better, women seem to have a way of working together to get things done together”.
“I believe in the last 18 years there have been enormous changes for women in this industry. Women are more respected, listened to and are treated equally. I am really enjoying working in the industry and to see how far we have come has been an amazing personal journey for me”.
We celebrate all the women of Glad Group, and thank them for the contribution.
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Image from left to right: Jactcel Alvarez- Housekeeping Manager, Westpac Place, Sonia Olivera – Client Services Manager, Ekaterina Lanshakova – Customer Experience Manager, Rose Boonyatulanon – Client Services Manager and Ivana Iloski – General Manager, People & Culture.