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Diversity and inclusion

Enabling our culture

Providing forums for employees to get engaged and to voice their diverse thoughts and opinions is the most effective way to promote diversity and inclusion. To this end, we drive the following:

D&I structure

Diversity and Inclusion at JLL is owned by each one of us. In this structure D&I is embedded throughout the entire business with the employee resource groups and our external subject matter expertise providing support and consultation throughout.

Diversity and Inclusion council

The Diversity and Inclusion Council provides strategic direction and influences change in policy, procedure, and practice as driven by the business.  Representing all areas of the business, the D&I Council is comprised of our Employee Resource Group leads, Business Champions, and an HR Champion who are passionate about improving JLL and is business and community relationship through enhancing D&I programs and activities.

Talent and diversity leads

Comprised of leads within Corporate Solutions, Market Solutions, and Business Support Units, our talent and diversity leads are on the front lines of D&I. They establish goals and objectives with HR and D&I Manager consultation to drive change and provide insight to the Diversity and Inclusion Council.

Employee resource groups (ERGs)

Five D&I-driven employee resource groups launched with the goal of bringing like-minded employees together who share similar interests and experiences. These groups not only help attract, develop and retain diverse talent, but they can also foster a more inclusive environment, as well as create potential business opportunities. Learn more about the five employee resource groups.

Women's summit

To increase our success rate of advancing and retaining women leaders, in 2011, we held our inaugural Women’s Summit. The summit invited 55 of our top talent female leaders to a meeting at our corporate headquarters. These leaders received tools and resources to help them better navigate a successful career at JLL, network, and met senior leaders of the firm. Since that inaugural event, almost 180 women have attended the Women’s Summit and of those women in the inaugural class, over 95% are still with JLL with over 15% receiving a promotion within the two year time frame.

Our partnerships

Below is a list of the professional organizations that we partner with on a regular basis. Not only do these partnerships provide us with increased exposure to women and minorities across the country, but they also keep our firm up to date on best practices in diversity.

Over the years, key partners have included:

Diversity MBA Magazine
An internationally distributed magazine focusing on the multiple dimensions of the diversity experience, delivering readers compelling strategies and best practices to ensure success.

CREW Network
The industry's premier business networking organization dedicated to supporting the achievements of women in commercial real estate.

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
The largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States.

National Society Black Engineers (NSBE)
Organization dedicated to the academic and professional success of African-American engineering students and professionals.

The leading nonprofit membership organization expanding opportunities for women and business.

Diversity Best Practices
The preeminent organization for diversity thought leaders to share best practices and develop innovative solutions for culture change.

Executive Leadership Council
The preeminent organization that recognizes the strengths, success, contributions and impact of African-American corporate business leaders.

Reaching Out MBA
Promotes the education, visibility and networking capabilities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) business leaders.

National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
One of the country’s leading business membership organizations providing a direct link between corporate America and minority-owned businesses.

Human Rights Campaign
The largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.

African American Real Estate Professionals (AAREP)
Organization providing a supportive network for African Americans working in the commercial real estate industry.

National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR)
Provides a national forum where Black and African American human resources practitioners can share, gain information and provide leadership on issues affecting their individual careers and the global workforce.

Junior Achievement
The world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.

A leading international think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability.

Urban Alliance
A leading nonprofit organization that provides internships and job skills training to Washington D.C., Baltimore and Chicago high school students from under-resourced communities. UA’s goal is to prepare students for college, work and life while sowing the seeds for financial independence.

Out and Equal
The world’s largest nonprofit organization specifically dedicated to creating safe and equitable workplaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Chicago United
An advocacy organization that enriches the economic fabric of Chicago by building sustainable diversity in business leadership.