DIVERSITY COMMITTEES


UDIA is a keen advocate for diversity in the property and development industry, and makes considerable effort to profile and grow the influence of women and young professionals making a difference in the sector.
 

WOMEN IN PROPERTY COMMITTEE  
 

Women in Property is a diverse group of professionals who empower individuals to participate and succeed within the property industry. Established in 1999, the Committee’s objectives have expanded to assist in promoting greater engagement, representation and exposure for people in the industry.
 
Purpose:
 
  • Encourage increased attendance by women at UDIA mainstream events
  • ​Encourage greater participation by women in the speaker program at UDIA mainstream events
  • ​Conduct research into barriers to participation and attendance by women and work with the UDIA to broadcast this feedback
  • ​Offer constructive practical solutions to help the industry achieve greater integration and encourage a greater representation of women
  • ​Offer suggestions for themes, presenters and other items associated with Women in Property events and activities as well as UDIA mainstream events
  • ​Provide feedback from women of the industry on what Women in Property should be providing and promoting
  • ​Promote Women in Property to wider contacts​

Priorities:

  • Research into barriers to participation and attendance by women in the industry, including undertaking direct research and obtaining relevant information which can be broadcast, along with suggested solutions to the industry in order to increase female participation
  • Achieving a greater level of engagement with, and promotion of, women in the industry across all activities and communications from UDIA. This is being achieved through a significant number of specific engagement initiatives some of which include, an events program focused on delivering events of unique perspective and interest to the industry, development and delivery of a mentoring program and educational courses, increased participation of women at UDIA events through a Women in Property sponsored table and ensuring a diverse mix of speakers and industry representatives at UDIA events and in publications

​​Women in Property Committee Members

Bec Lollback, Currie & Brown (Chair)      
Andrea Towson, Arnold Bloch Leibler     
Randah Jordan, Bosco Jonson  
Fiona Slechten, Calibre Consulting           
Alison Kennedy, Clayton Utz
Zoe Chung, PwC             
Sophie Tsialtas, SMEC   
Nancy Bickerton, Villawood Properties
Bettina Sheeran, Maddocks       
Sara Andreadis, Dacland
Nicole Guirguis, Frasers Property
Stephanie Johnston, Herald Sun Real Estate      
Louise Nixon, Oliver Hume Corporation
Nancy Cao, Capital Alliance
Sarah Kumar, Lendlease
Kate Muller, Stockland


 
For information on Women In Property please contact info@udiavic.com.au


 

OUTLOOK YOUNG PROFESSIONALS COMMITTEE 

The Outlook Young Professional Committee represents young professionals in the industry.  Established in 2003, its objective is to assist in promoting greater engagement, representation and exposure for the younger demographic in property.  The Committee includes some of the industry’s brightest young developers and consultants.

Purpose:

  • Provide forums for young professionals to network and learn from experienced industry leaders
  • Promote greater engagement, representation and exposure for the younger demographic in the property industry

Priorities:
 

  • Deliver four key networking and professional development events annually
  • Encourage participation and involvement of young professionals within the development industry across all UDIA activities
  • Provide an annual fundraising and networking event in conjunction with the young professional committees of VPELA and PIA
  • Maintain an online networking presence through the utilisation of Facebook and Instagram - @udiavicoutlook


Outlook Young Professionals Committee Members

Marnie Dalton, Dalton Consulting Engineers (Chair)             
Rebecca Scullion, Urbis
Alex Koidl, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers
Maxwell Shifman, Intrapac Property         
Niki Hendriksen, Villawood Properties   
Kurt Freeburn, Lendlease
Alexandrea Malishev, Victorian Planning Authority         
Victoria Cook, Villawood Properties        
Simon Beardall, GTA Consultants
Tess Barrett, SMEC        
Matthew Bradbury, Spiire          
Marcus Frizza, Stockland
James Thomas, Core Projects    
Craig Lyons, Taylors       
Penelope Honey, Beveridge Williams
Raymond Li, Taylors
Peter Grouios, Mirvac

 
For information on Outlook please contact info@udiavic.com.au