BentallGreenOak has set a target to achieve a 50/50 gender balance throughout its corporate leadership structure by the next decade.

The $69bn (€60bn) global real estate manager with 1,300 employees has announced its commitment to achieving gender parity by 2030. It has partnered with the Paradigm for Parity, a coalition of business leaders dedicated to addressing the leadership gender gap.

BentallGreenOak said it expects to ”significantly increase the number of women in senior operating roles, with the near-term goal of at least 30% representation in all leadership groups”.

The commitment to gender parity represents BentallGreenOak’s next, significant step toward prioritising diversity, equity, and inclusion and making it central to the firm’s mission and culture, the manager said.

Amy Price, president of BentallGreenOak, said: “We must demonstrate our willingness to lead the way with definitive action, and through our implementation of the Paradigm for Parity Action Plan, BentallGreenOak is making its intentions clear.

”We look forward to learning from the coalition of companies that have joined this movement to create pathways towards gender-balanced leadership teams that will be poised to deliver stronger, more well-informed decisions on behalf of our clients.”

Sandra Quince, CEO of Paradigm for Parity, said: “The Paradigm for Parity coalition is proud to welcome BentallGreenOak to our 135 companies that are committed to closing the corporate leadership gender gap.

Quince said companies working with the Paradigm for Parity are able to “accelerate the advancement of women of all races, cultures and backgrounds into leadership positions”.

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