A WPP Initiative for Gender Equality
ANYTHING BUT COMMON
Pace proudly salutes the women of real estate! Here’s to every achievement earned, every milestone passed, and every glass ceiling shattered.
We invite you to follow our Common Ground campaign throughout 2017, as we join our fellow WPP companies in directing attention to the issue of Gender Equality. Throughout the year, our TRAILBLAZERS series of features will spotlight women who have made significant strides in commercial and residential real estate and related fields.
LESLEY LISSER, Director & Asset Manager –
Invesco Real Estate
Women and girls represent half of the world’s population, but gender inequality persists everywhere. According to the United Nations, women in the labor market still earn an average of 24% less than men globally. Advancing gender equality is critical for social progress.
Gender equality is a basic human right. Regardless of our differences, let’s stand on Common Ground… let’s empower every woman and girl… and let’s transform our world!
WPP, our parent company, has joined with the world’s five other largest advertising and marketing services groups, putting aside competitive differences to launch Common Ground, a major new initiative to help address the world’s most pressing problems. Common Ground was developed at the suggestion of former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted at the United Nations. As part of this international initiative, each of the groups is focusing on a specific area of the United Nations’ SDGs over the coming year.
As part of our Common Ground campaign, we’re highlighting Bottomless Closet, a NYC-based organization that offers an innovative approach to workforce preparation for disadvantaged women transitioning from unemployment and public assistance to work. We encourage you to learn more about this outstanding organization – and consider how you can support their efforts.