Deborah Yates

Regional Compliance Counsel - Asia Pacific Global Compliance Counsel, Australia

This International Women’s Day and every day, we are proud to recognize our inspiring women leaders and allies at JLL.
Who is a female inspiration/role model to you and why?

My female inspiration/role model is Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. She has not only exceled in her profession as a lawyer and a judge, but she has spent a considerable part of her career as an advocate for the advancement of gender equality and women's rights. She has helped pave the way for women in all professions to determine their own balance of work, philosophy, life, and family.

Why does inclusion matter to you? 

Inclusion matters to me because every person is a unique individual who can contribute value to society. A rich community, or organization, is one that is made up of representatives from all walks of life, with different ideas, aspirations, desires, and skills. To exclude a person based on a particular characteristic is not only unfair and unjust; it is also limiting and short-sighted. The most valuable and respected organizations are those that reflect society and draw on all the rich diversity that society offers.

How are you inspiring women to achieve their ambitions at JLL? 

I am inspiring women to achieve their ambitions at JLL by encouraging them to work and get involved with JLL in their own individual way. Every person is different and the flexibility of JLL’s policies allows women to find their own balance and pace of career progression, personal interests, and community contribution.

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