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500 Women in Property helps our members promote female talent and empower women to advance in the workforce. An initiative of the Property Council’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committees, the program aims to accelerate more women into leadership positions in the property industry, through sponsorship of high-potential talent. 

With more than 3,600 women having participated since its launch in 2016, the highly successful program involves a personal commitment from sponsors (women and men) to identify and champion women in their organisation or network who would benefit from exposure and professional development opportunities. 

Sponsors advocate for their nominees in the workplace and help build their network and profile, leading to positive development outcomes.

The capacity for the program is 500 participants (plus their sponsors) annually.

FY25 Program dates

Nominations open Monday 13 May 2024

Nominations close Friday 7 June 2024

Nomination announcements will occur 8 July 2024

Program will officially commence on Monday 15 July 2024

Launch events will be held in each State/Territory between 22-31 July 2024

Program will conclude on Friday 13 June 2025

Following payment, you will receive an application form via email. For a detailed explanation on how to nomination, download our how to nominate guide

Virtual Masterclasses with Alex Hanlon

Alex founded Fair Pay Negotiations after returning to Australia from New Zealand in 2021, where she had been the senior executive responsible for delivering a $1.2bn post-earthquake recovery programme for the University of Canterbury in Christchurch. 

She is a seasoned executive who brings in depth experience of complex problem solving, strategy development, crisis management and recovery. Alex has over 30 years of experience in construction and property, IT, tertiary education, business transformation and cultural change. She is motivated by supporting the growth and resilience of individuals and communities in extreme and challenging circumstances. 

Alex now uses her negotiating expertise to teach and coach negotiation strategy and methods. She supports professional women to fine tune their negotiating skills to secure better pay, better conditions and senior leadership opportunities. Alex also works with teams to develop their approach to business relationships and commercial contracting for impact. 

During the 500 Women in Property Program for FY24/25, Alex will be delivering 5 virtual 1-hour masterclasses for all participants on the program with the schedule outlined below.

  • Wednesday 7 August- Preparing for a Pay Rise negotiation  
  • Wednesday 9 October- Negotiating Strategy for Salary Negotiations  
  • Wednesday4 December- Dealing with Pushback  
  • Wednesday 2 February- Get Seen- From Overlooked to Outstanding  
  • Wednesday 2 April- Performance Reviews  
Launch events

Official launch events will be held in each state/territory. This is the first opportunity for the cohort to learn more about the program and what to expect during the year. You will gain insights into the key program events and opportunities and hear from the program’s sponsors and alumni.

Mid-year events

Mid-year events have both a professional development and networking focus and will be held in each state/territory. These events are for participants only to attend.

Wrap up event

Official wrap up events will be held in each state/territory. This is the final formal event for the cohort to come together and celebrate their successes and achievements over the year.

Coffee Roulette

Through Coffee Roulette, participants will be randomly matched with other participants in the program for coffee meetings. This will assist with building your professional networks and feel more connected with the industry.

500 Women in Property key dates
How to guide on how to nominate for 500 Women in Property
500 Women in Property Conversation Cards

National program sponsor

Venue host sponsor