SIOR is committed to increasing equity in the commercial real estate industry. But being committed isn't enough. That's why we are excited to announce that we have joined the CREW Network's CRE Pledge for Action to support the advancement of women and underrepresented individuals in the commercial real estate industry. By supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), SIOR is aiding the progress of individuals otherwise underrepresented due to, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, religion, and age.
By pledging our commitment to advance women and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the industry, we are aiming to achieve the following four goals, as laid out by CREW:
1. Close the compensation gap in our industry by conducting a pay equity study in our company.
2. Increase inclusion through senior executive sponsorship of women and/or other individuals in underrepresented groups within the company.
3. Advance women to top roles to achieve gender diversity in leadership.
4. Increase diversity in our company by intentionally recruiting and hiring individuals from diverse backgrounds.
"SIOR is very proud to stand with CREW Network and other commercial real estate leaders to vow our continued commitment to advancing women and increasing diversity and parity in our organization and industry," says SIOR Chief Executive Officer Robert Thornburgh, SIOR. "We also recognize there is still work ahead, which is why I have signed the pledge as a public commitment to these extraordinarily important changes.”
SIOR joins more than 17 other organizations to support this industry-first, CEO-driven initiative that advances actions to create a better DEI culture. Click here to learn more about the pledge and how the industry is taking a stand for real change.