Diversity & Inclusion
Be You at URW : our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
With a representation in 12 countries and 2 continents, we welcome employees from different parts of the world, from diverse cultures and backgrounds to build successful and inclusive teams.
Our company purpose, Reinvent Being Together, is an inclusive vision of not just our assets and business, but of our internal organization as well. It articulates the importance of ensuring that our employee community reflects the diversity of our customers and of the communities we operate in.
At Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, our Be You at URW commitment to Diversity & Inclusion is built on the premise that with us you can fully be yourself and be proud of who you are. We appreciate each employee’s uniqueness and work to provide an environment which ensures that everyone feels safe and supported enough to be the best of themselves.
Be You at URW is structured around four key pillars:
In March 2021, our Management Board and Executive Committee signed the Be You at URW Charter demonstrating a shared commitment and accountability to increasing diversity, inclusion and equality within our Group. This charter, which includes a commitment to have 40% or more of our leadership positions occupied by women by 2025, is a concrete call to action that we will translate globally and locally into a specific and detailed roadmap for the organization.
Diversity Day 2021
We celebrate the Diversity Day which is an annual nationwide day of action that calls on organizations to promote diversity. Especially in times of upheaval, it is clear that diversity and cohesion are central themes of this time and also more important than ever for us. As Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, we want to appreciate and acknowledge the diversity of people and life forms.
Ali Mahlodji is our inspiring Key Note Speaker for our virtual Diversity Day Event. He escaped with his parents from Iran to Austria, dropped out of school and stuttered. Who would have thought that he would be a successful entrepreneur today, after more than 40 different jobs, with less than 40 years of age? But he did it! Ali Mahlodji launched a website in 2011 called whatchado where people from all over the world share their stories about their job. He supports all ages in finding their dream job. He has already found his and is helping other people find the life that makes them happy. Ali Mahlodji speaks as a successful keynote speaker on the topics that shape our time. The focus is always on people and their potential.