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Colliers Singapore celebrates International Women's Day and being #EachforEqual

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At Colliers, inclusion and diversity are a part of who we are.

 

Colliers is proud to celebrate women's achievements in the commercial real estate industry and across others, as well as the path towards being "Each for Equal".

As part of our celebrations this year, Colliers REview asked senior leaders across the business to share their insights and stories on embracing equality and fostering an inclusive environment here at Colliers. 

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Tang Wei Leng
Managing Director
Colliers Singapore

 

“At Colliers, gender has never been an issue. I am very gender neutral and this cascades down very well into the teams – we have a very diverse workforce and we embrace everyone for who they are. Everyone has a voice, and everyone can make a difference.”

       
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Steven Tan
Senior Director
Capital Markets

 

“Everybody deserves equal rights and opportunities. Each has his or her own strength and weakness. For my team, I focus on their strengths and let them excel in tasks. I encourage them to take on any opportunities that arise and gain valuable experiences. We engage in discussions and I am supportive in letting them try out initiatives proposed by the team."

       
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Claris Sim

Director & Head
Finance

 

“Women play many roles at home and at work today. I pitch myself as the role model to my daughter as well to more than ten women whom I mentor in my team. I empower them to be brave in the unchartered waters, and to believe in themselves that they can contribute in the spaces in which they are experts in.”

       
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Bastiaan van Beijsterveldt

Director
Office Services

 

“My motto is simple and clear:

‘Everybody treats each other with respect and equality at all times’.”

       
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Shirley Wong

Associate Director
Research

 

“I adopt gender neutral language and practices to promote a safe and inclusive workplace environment. I’m always in my true self while keeping an open mind to understand different points of view and treat everyone with respect so that they can feel heard, supported, and free to be at their authentic selves at work too.”

       
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Andy Oon

Director
Real Estate Management Services

 

“At Colliers, gender has never been an issue. I am very gender neutral and this cascades down very well into the teams – we have a very diverse workforce and we embrace everyone for who they are. Everyone has a voice, and everyone can make a difference.”

       
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Stella Seow

Executive Director
Valuation & Advisory Services

 

“I am proud to work in an environment where women have moved to the forefront. This is the era whereby the role of Women is recognised – increasingly, we are collectively having a clear and powerful voice.”

       
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Terence Tang

Managing Director
Asia Capital Markets

 

“Women are an integral part of our workforce, and having a more diverse team allows us to bring new ideas and creative solutions. It is all about having more visibility and encouraging our women to have a bigger voice.”

       
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Ng Lay Hoon

Asia Talent Acquisition Lead

 

“Over time, I’ve seen the number of women in senior leadership at Colliers increase and the woman’s voice in the workplace grow louder. I say, break the glass ceiling!”

       
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Jonathan Denis-Jacob

Associate Director
Advisory & Consulting

 

“Women play a particularly key role in the real estate sector by emphasising key human-centric considerations that often overlooked by men. They also tend to address real estate projects and strategies from a user’s perspective, considering the details and factors which contribute to the quality of place.”

       
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Kong Ling Wei

Director
Capital Markets

 

“A lack of visible female role models is the key factor in discouraging women from believing they can achieve their business ambitions. I would like to support and nurture the talent and ambitions of our young female colleagues & give them the opportunities to learn and grow into future leaders.”

 

 

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