Championing women leaders in industry

08 June 2017

Authored by Hayball

Nurturing future leaders is a key factor in Hayball’s continued success and as part of our ongoing commitment to diversity in the property sector, we’re participating once again in 100 Women in Property.

An initiative of the Property Council of Australia, the program involves a personal commitment from PCA members to champion women in their organisation or business sphere, who they believe would benefit from further networking and professional development opportunities.

As a highly respected and influential advocate for building successful communities and liveable cities, Director Sarah Buckeridge leads many of our mixed use precinct and urban renewal projects. Within Hayball Sarah has helped shape our culture for equitable opportunities and career progression, and this year is sponsoring project architect Laura Ulph (pictured left). Laura is a valued member of our education team: resolving the technical challenges for education buildings to perform at their best, with the diversity of activity required within them for meaningful 21st century learning, is the kind of challenge Laura relishes.

Director Ann Lau is an astute and versatile designer, known for pushing the boundaries of traditional typologies with dynamic, sensitive and integrated solutions that combine high quality design with commercially feasible project outcomes. Deeply committed to education and professional mentoring, Ann is sponsoring architectural project leader Jade Yew (pictured right). Since joining us as an architectural student, Jade now leads significant residential and masterplan projects across Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide, and is at the forefront of next-generation student accommodation design where fulfilling both operational commercial imperatives and the social needs of students requires a more sophisticated approach than ever before.

Participating in the program is an extension of Laura and Jade’s mentoring relationships with their sponsors, providing valuable support and networking opportunities for their career development.