CI Australia is delighted to announce its Head of Research and lead Investment Analyst, Vivienne Chen, is a participant in the 500 Women in Property program for 2022.
A well-respected initiative of the Property Council of Australia's (PCA) Diversity and Inclusion Committees throughout Australia, the annual program champions 500 women each year, offering meaningful professional development and networking opportunities. It is underpinned by the support of men and women who nominate and commit to championing colleagues in their organisation or business sector, in pursuit of a diverse and inclusive industry and an increased number of women in future senior leadership positions.
Vivienne said "I'm proud to be a member of the 2022 program and excited for the opportunities to learn, grow and expand my professional network. Programs like this are critical in helping further create an industry where women are supported and championed at all levels of their careers, by both male and female colleagues, mentors and leaders. I am hopeful my experience in the program will complement the knowledge, skills and growth I've experienced during my time at CI so far."
At CI, Vivienne is responsible for the creation of industry research reports and bespoke market reports. She also undertakes and delivers detailed recommendations and/or appraisals for potential investment opportunities, to give our clients absolute confidence in their decision making. She works closely with CI CEO Andrew Hunter, who sponsored her for the program, as well as the company's business leaders across investment sales, office leasing and asset management. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Actuarial Studies and Commerce, majoring in Accounting and Finance. Last year, Vivienne appeared in the PCA's 'Secret Stars of Property' column. CI's Head of Asia Desk Shirley Fan is also a member of the PCA's 'Future Directions' Committee.
CI is committed to helping shape a gender equal property industry and has diversity, inclusion and sustainability strategies to help deliver on this, including employee initiatives and opportunities for growth and development.
The timing of the PCA program coincides with International Women's Day (IWD) which this year on 8 March explored the theme of Breaking the Bias (#BreakTheBias). Each year IWD works to improve gender equality across the world.